For all those who need some decor for 4th of July, check out this Pledge Allegiance Sign I just whipped up – – and I have a quick tutorial for ya!
First off, a few weeks ago we went to a swearing in ceremony for new citizens. It was really powerful and I think everyone should attend one at least once in their life. So glad we got to go and I thought it was a great thing for our kids to experience.
A few days after we got back, I saw this post on Poppies at Play – – and with our recent experience, I knew we just NEEDED it!
I loved the design of the Pledge of Allegiance and I knew if I tried to make something similar, it just wouldn’t turn out – so I purchased the vinyl from them and it was sent to my home super quick.
I painted a spare board I found in the garage white – then I attached the vinyl – – at this point I liked it as it, but I was going for more (I think that Trevor thought I was going to ruin it…)
Now, I’ve mentioned this before on my post about how to leave stained letters (see it HERE) – – the secret to crisp lines when painting over vinyl – – MOD PODGE!!!
Because – – when you paint over vinyl, some of it inevitably seeps under the vinyl . So when you paint on a layer of Mod Podge, IT is seeping under your vinyl. But it’s clear. And it seals the seeping point.
So paint on a layer of Mod Podge and let dry. THEN paint on your color. Let that dry.
And watch like magic when you peel your letters – the lines are so crisp and clear, revealing the original layer of paint (in my case, white):
See how nice and crisp those lines are:
If you have never tried the Mod Podge trick, I highly recommend it!! Go give it a try!