I’ve seen this sign for sale in multiple handmade small shops, as well as at Magnolia Market. I love the simplicity and look of it, but not so much the $125 price tag. I could replicate the sign to use as decor in my own home, but I thought it’d be fun to share an alternative way to decorative with my own Magnolia Market inspired wall art.
This tutorial is super easy and can be used for many different quotes/sayings/verses. In fact, I’ve even seen Joanna Gaines herself decorate this way over fireplace mantels on her hit show Fixer Upper. I’m talking about “framing” vinyl decals on your wall! Today I’ll be sharing how I made my own as well as the downloadable file incase you’d like to make one for yourself.
Magnolia market inspired wall art
What you’ll need:
- An Old Frame
- Vinyl Wall Decal (fit to the inside of the frame)
Download the one I used for this tutorial here: Studio File or SVG File
*This design file is for a frame opening measuring 8.5″ tall x 19″ wide. You may need to stretch/shrink the design to fit your frame*
- My favorite vinyl & transfer paper
- White Acrylic Paint
- Dark Antiquing Wax
- 1″ paint brush
- 1″ foam brush
- 220 grit sandpaper or block
- Command strips for hanging
- Old rag
Start by refinishing your old frame. You could always make a new frame, but I chose to reuse one I already had on hand. Since it was a frame made out of mdf and not real wood, I used a special painting technique to give it a faux wood look. To replicate this look, start by painting one thin coat of white paint all over your frame and let it dry.
As the paint is drying, go ahead and print your vinyl decal and prep it for placing on the wall. I use this vinyl for indoor projects, signs, and when placing vinyl on interior walls because it has a matte finish and it sticks to walls without damaging them. If I ever want to remove it, the paint won’t peel off the wall! I use it with this transfer paper.
Once the paint has dried, use a foam brush and lightly add a coat of dark antiquing wax over the white paint. Don’t worry about being too perfect while applying it. The more texture it has just adds character.
Next, using fine/medium grit sand paper, lightly distress the edges of the frame to make them look worn.
Apply the decal to the wall where you’d like it displayed. One trick I use to making sure it is level is to position it and press the transfer tape against the wall along the top without pressing against the words. Then I use my level to make sure the words are straight before adhering them to the wall!
Finally, using command strips, hang your frame and voila! You’ve added a touch of character to an otherwise simple vinyl wall decal. How have you decorated with wall decals around your home? Let me know in the comments below!
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