Stained Bunting Sign Tutorial

For some reason I got home from the Snap Conference and just want to try all of the products that I witnessed in action. Yep, I’ve been on a crafting kick for the past couple of days! Today’s feat? Minwax Express Color Stain.

minwax express color stained bunting signI decided to make a little sign for my craft room, something that could tie in with the DIY craft desk that I built last year.

I gathered my supplies:

  • Minwax Express Color Stain in mahogany
  • Staining pads
  • Wood cutout
  • American Crafts Thickers stickers
  • American Crafts bunting paper garland
  • Twine

minwax express color stained signMinwax seriously did not pay me to promote this one bit. I promise. But I’m going to say that they could pay me in free Express Color Stains forever and I’d be one happy girl. Seriously, this stuff is awesome.

minwax express color stainJust squirt a little bit onto your bare wood and rub it in. Yep, that simple. I’m a complete novice when it comes to staining and I felt like a pro afterwards. Seriously, what was I so scared about?

minwax express color mahogany stainOnce the stain was dry (about 5 minutes, no joke),  I added my thickers stickers to the sign.

minwax express color stained wood bunting signThen I added the cute little bunting paper garland and strung some twine through little drilled holes in my wood cutout to hang.

handmade bunting wood signYep, really that easy.

stained bunting sign tutorialI just love how the natural tones and variations of the wood still show through after I applied the Minwax stain.

minwax express color stain signAnd it looks perfect above my craft room desk. The color matches perfectly, whew.

stained bunting sign in craft roomSo, are you a pro at staining, or a novice like me?
I promise you, this Minwax Express Color Stain will change your life!

minwax express color stained bunting sign


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  1. says

    I love this! I have been debating for the last two days on how I want to use these supplies from SNAP! because I was worried I’d do something lame and waste them lol. Thanks so much for the inspiration! I have an unfinished wood frame that’s calling my name now :)

  2. Berina says

    It looks great! Where did you find all of the supplies? I looked for it at Michaels tonight with no luck. :(

    • says

      I got all of my supplies from the Snap Conference. I got my wood cutout from here. The stain you should be able to get from Lowes or Home Depot. And the stickers are available at Micheals. Hope that helps!

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