Rustic “Got Thyme” Wood Slice Sign
We’ve had this running joke in our house for awhile now, based on the pop reference to the phrase “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” It’s a common answer to many of life’s problems… We just don’t have time to deal with that right now. I’ve joked for years that if I could ever find the time for that, I would cross stitch the phrase and hang it on the walls. It’s funny because it’s ironic.. Cross stitching takes lots of time, and Ain’t nobody got time for that… I’ve been working on our kitchen for about a year now (I’m going to show you soon!) and It’s been fun to add little decor elements to the pretty remade kitchen. I decided to take this fun phrase and change it just slightly with a pun. “Ain’t Nobody Got Thyme for That!” Put it on my favorite medium, a rustic Basswood round from my friends over at Walnut Hollow, with a little bit of wood burning, and a little bit of paint from the lovelies over at DecoArt and it makes us smile every time we see it!
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With march being National Craft Month, I thought this was the perfect project to kick things off!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Rustic Got Thyme wood round:
- Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Round (large)
- Creative Versa-Tool Wood burner
- Paint Brushes
- Graphite transfer paper
- Ain’t Nobody Got Thyme For That Printable
- Americana Acrylic Craft Paint
- Clear spray sealer
The first thing you’ll need to do is print your Got Thyme image. If you don’t want to wood burn it onto a wood slice, you could just use the printable to hang in the kitchen! It doesn’t get easier than that. This free printable is available for your own personal use, please do not sell this image, or items with this image on them.
Next, Lay the graphite transfer paper over your wood slice (dark side of the paper facing down) and put the printable over the top. I secure my papers with a little bit of masking tape to hold them in place. Use a pencil or pen to trace over the printable on the paper, transferring the design to the wood below.
Turn your Versa-Tool wood burner to the highest setting, with a flow point tip. Slowly trace your graphite lines, burning them into the wood. Fill in the letters and outline the thyme plant. Slow and steady pressure wins the race!
Erase any visible lines left over after you’re finished tracing.
Paint the thyme plant using the acrylic craft paint. I used several different shades of Americana paints. You can use the same, or pick your own. I used Foliage Green, Lemonade, Black forest green, Buttermilk, and Russet.
Spray with a clear coat sealer when you are finished and apply hanging hardware to the back if you wish to hang it!
My Thyme sign is hanging in my kitchen. I hope to be able to show you the whole kitchen project soon, it’s taken me a long time to get it finished! There are two more house projects we will be starting soon. I can’t wait to show you the amazing command center I’m working up, and the laundry room makeover!
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