This post is sponsored by HART Tools at Walmart, all opinions are 100% my own!
I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas! We have taken most of our decor down, but I still like to keep a little winter decor up through January. Here in Seattle our weather is still very cold and rainy and this is the time of year when we most often get snow. We will spend the next few months in the mountains skiing too! So it only seems right to keep our house feeling a little wintery.
Our bonus room already feels super cozy, but I decided to give it a little bit of a winter/cabin feel for the months to come. I made this new DIY Wood Snowflake Sign for above the couch and I’m going to show you exactly how using my new HART Tools from Walmart.
DIY Wood Snowflake Sign
I chose the saying on the sign, ” Families are like snowflakes, no two are the same” for a few different reasons. I wanted to remind us that the five of us make up our own unique family. That we are our own family unit and are like no one else.
I feel like to so often we compare ourselves to other families, how they operate, discipline their kids, spend their money, what they make for meals, how much they vacation. And in the end, no two families are the same! We do what works best for us.
How To Make A Wood Sign
You might remember my post a few weeks ago about the new launch of HART Tools at Walmart and it felt so great to try them in my own home and build something!
- HART 10-inch 14 Amp Compound Miter Saw
- HART 20-Volt Cordless Brushless 1/2-inch Drill/Driver
- HART 20-Volt Cordless Rotary Tool
- Piece of wood or planks cut to size
- Pieces of 1″ trim
- Charcoal Gary Paint
- White Paint
- Snowflake Stencil
- Finishing nails
This may seem like a long list, but don’t let it intimidate you! It’s really simple.
*You can skip this step if you are using one solid piece of wood* But if you are using planks/shiplap style then start here! Cut your pieces to the exact same length and secure them together. You can do this by taking a piece of 1″ wood and attaching all of the boards to it.
When putting screws into wood, it’s always smart to pre-drill plot holes so the wood doesn’t split. I used my HART 20-Volt Cordless Brushless 1/2-inch Drill/Driver with a 1/16′ drill bit to pre-drill the holes for the screws.
Then I switched the bit to put the screws in. Make sure you have a screw going into each plank of wood.
Paint your wood your desired background color. I chose this charcoal gray, almost black, so it would match our wall color in the bonus room.
HART Tools Rotary Tool
Creating the snowflakes was my favorite part of this project! I used the HART 20-Volt Cordless Rotary Tool to engrave the snowflakes into the wood using two different tips.
I used the sander to sand off the paint in the shape of the snowflakes to reveal the natural wood. Then, I used the pen tip to outline the other snowflakes. See the video below to get a closer look at how easy it was to create.
This tool is perfect for any crafter or DIYer, it is a really good deal for what you get and I can think of SO many projects to do with it.
Next up, paint your saying! I will admit, I don’t have the best free hand so I created a stencil for my quote. I used my craft cutting machine, but you could always write it yourself!
Cutting a Wood Frame
No let’s frame this piece of art! DIYing your own wood frame is so easy using the ART 10-inch 14 Amp Compound Miter Saw. Don’t be intimidated by this saw, it was extremely easy to set up and really easy to use. I love how user friendly it is and it also has tons of safety features for storing.
First, you want to set your angle to 45 degrees to get the corner cuts and that is really it! Measure and cut. And you get this beautiful, professional looking frame around your own artwork.
And you are done!
Modern Cabin Decor
I already have a rustic style to my decor, so it’s easy to make it feel a little more like a rustic modern cabin by switching things around. Just adding the sign, a plaid throw blanket and a bit of greenery makes this space feel like we are in the mountains!
So far, I’m really impressed with the HART Tools at Walmart. They are a great price point, I love how you can use the same battery on almost all the tools ( you have to plug in the mitre saw) but the drill and rotary tool both use the same battery.