Hi, I’m Jamie

A vintage loving maker with a total sweet tooth. I wear lipstick, patterns, costumes and a whole lotta hats. I like to do one too many things at all times, and share the results right here. Stay, and you’ll see recipes, personal style, DIYs, and more. Sound good? Hooray! I’m so happy you’re here!

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DIY Candy YUM Sign

DIY Candy YUM Sign- Paint the Gown Red

There’s a wall in my apartment that’s blank, in desperate need of a statement piece. Some kind of sign, I thought. But so many decisions go into making a sign. What should it say? What colors, materials, textures do I want to use? How can I make it unique in a time where DIY signs are popping up everywhere? I’ve been obsessing about this sign for some time. Slowly a wacky idea began to take shape. YUM, came first. The wall is in the kitchen so I wanted it to be food related and yum is one of my favorite tiny words. Then I saw this, and it all just kind of came together. Today I’m happy to present the best and most ridiculous thing to ever hang in my apartment- A DIY candy YUM sign! Yep. I went there. I made a sign out of candy. And now you can too! If you love color and sweets as much as I do, this sign is for you. For those of you not sold on the idea, and think it’s a little gross to hang food from your wall, I’d like to direct your attention to that macaroni ornament hanging from your tree. Same diff!? I even sealed my sign with multiple layers of heavy duty varnish to keep it looking fresh for years to come. Hooray!

DIY Candy YUM Sign- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • Paper Mache Letters
  • White Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Assorted Candy
  • Glue
  • Spray Sealer

Directions

Decide what you want your candy sign to say. I chose YUM! Remove stickers and plastic from paper mache letters. Paint Letters white. Once paint has dried completely, pour glue onto a letter's surface and spread to cover a large section. Place candy onto wet glue. Continue until entire letter is covered with candy. Repeat process with remaining letters. Let glue dry completely. Spray a few coats of sealer onto candy letters. Hang and enjoy!

DIY Candy YUM Sign- Paint the Gown Red

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