My oldest daughter likes a fun shop in Forest Lake, Minesota, called the Vintage Junky. She liked these addition signs but without the frames.
I had a piece of pine value wood from a Menard's bin of odd pieces and seconds. It's a 1" x 6". I first stained the board with dark walnut stain, and then painted it with three coats of DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Lace. I had these cardboard stencils with a very basic font and blocky numerals and letters. I laid them out like so, and used the letter "I" as the addition line. (I had to double it, and I taped off part of it for the plus sign)
I hope she likes it! If not, I can sell it in my shop. I hate to admit it but my kids DO NOT follow my blog, so I am sure she will not see this!
My youngest daughter wanted a scarf hanger. I was lucky enough to find a this thrift shop arched sign that was originally country blue with a scene painted on it. I base coated it in DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Lace as well. I then added a stenciled Fleur d'lis and black iron Hobby Lobby hooks.
I distressed both of my projects with 100 grit on the edges, and 220 grit sandpaper on the stencils. Time to put the craft supplies and paint away until after Christmas!
Update: The scarf hanger was a hit!