Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ThAnKfUL {Paint Stir Stick DIY Sign}

I made this simple "Thankful" sign from paint stir sticks. 

Though I had originally thought of making it for the Thanksgiving season, today being Veteran's Day, seemed the perfect day to share it!

Thank you to all of you (and your families) who have served our country and fought to protect our freedom. We remember you and honor you today!

Want to make a stir stick sign of your own?

Here's what you need:

Paint stir sticks (long and short)
Hot glue gun
Twine (for hanging letters)
Paint (optional)

I had originally planned to buy wood yard sticks and have them cut into 6", 12" and 24" increments. When I went to Home Depot, their large cutting saw was broken so they offered me a bunch of paint sticks (long and short) for free! 
(Thank you Home Depot! ;)

Here's what you do:

1. Arrange the stir sticks into your desired letters.

2. Hot glue the sticks together to form each letter.

3. Apply a quick coat or two of paint (I laid my letters out on a tarp in the garage and the painting took all of 20 minutes for two coats.)

4. When dry, make a little loop of twine and hot glue to the back of each letter for hanging.

Happy Veteran's Day!



  1. So adorable - perfect day for sharing it too!

  2. What a great idea--and the price was PERFECT! You are certainly very creative and I love the ideas you come up with to decorate your home.

  3. I think that it the cutest project! I never would've thought to make letters out of paint sticks.

  4. Oh now that is so cute! Love it. Pinning it too! :0)

  5. Very creative and so simple! I will have to start collecting paint stirrers! The simplicity makes is so homey and inviting.


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