Wall lettering and inspirational quotes and sayings have been popping up in the home décor section for quite a while now.
Everyone wants that "zen" feel to their space and a soft place to land at the end of a hard day at work, so creating beautiful sayings and quotes in the form of wooden wall art is a craft that will sell, especially if you love to work with wood.
Wood can be "upcycled" just like many other materials into crafts to make and sell. If you come across a piece of wood and want to create something from it but don't have confidence in yourself yet as a intensive wood worker, then start with wooden signs and wall art. Check out the video below to get inspired.
This video is a great tutorial because as you will notice, she doesn't just jam some stickers on the wood, she actually transfers the lettering using charcoal and "hand paints" the lettering.
If you love to create, and want to try something different from canvas or paper, then wooden wall art is quite popular right now. You can use brand new wood pieces, or you can get creative and "reuse" old pallet pieces for example, or barn wood, and turn it into a craft to sell.
Personally I have found it is best not to create large pieces, as people have to be able to get them home from your shows, unless you will deliver!.
You could put pieces of wood together and create some art. Head to the thrift store and find some old wood pieces that you could take apart or turn into art. I took apart an old drawer from a broken dresser and used the drawer front for some wall art with a clock. There are so many cool supplies on the market now that can turn that boring piece of scrap wood into money for you!
You can search GOOGLE for "Inspirational Quotes" that you are allowed to copy or are copywrite free, or come up with your own. There must be some that your grandma would repeat to you or words that you live by.
You can create all kinds of cool signs using lettering. Check this Christmas one out below:
Christmas Wooden Wall Art or Sign
You could come up with all kinds of signs for yourself or to sell. Transferring the letters in this video is like going back to grade school. You simply use your pencil or carbon paper to transfer the printed letters from your printer. She uses a program called the "Print Artist" which will create these large graphic letters so check that out below.
If you have been trying to figure out wooden craft ideas to make and sell, then maybe start with inspirational signs, or head on to you tube and see what others are making. You don't want to copy, but it can give your some inspiration.
how to transfer pictures to wood
If you love the idea of wooden wall art and maybe have some drawings or pictures of your own art or photography that you would like to transfer to your wood for your art project, then check out the iron version. There are many ways on the internet to transfer a picture, but I have to say this one really works well onto smooth wood especially. Check out the video.
This would be a cool way to transfer all kinds of drawings to flat and smooth wood to further decorate or add embellishments to. This artist used a wood burning kit to add to it and coloured pencils. But I also love the idea of it being rustic and black and white. You could easily add pictures to a sign this way.
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