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Tequila Lime and Sunshine Sign

Follow along step by step as I show you how to make the perfect tequila lime and sunshine sign to help you escape to the beach just by looking at it. We all need a little beach in our lives every once in a while, right? 

Y’all. I am not a beach girl. All that sand and skin is just too much for me. But I am a beach decor kind of girl. Seashells, sunshine, and a squeeze of lime… could there be anything cuter? Well, this DIY Tequila Lime and Sunshine sign is pretty dang cute all by itself. I love how adorable this sign turned out. It is a perfect addition to my home in the summer months when I want to feel like I am getting away to the beach. The bonus is I don’t have to deal with all the sand and skin! Thank goodness.

Easy DIY Tequila Lime and Sunshine Sign

DIY Tequila Lime and Sunshine Signs 

A lot of my family and friends can’t get enough of the sun and sand. They just love the beach and all it has to offer. And I love them, so making this cute sign was still fun. Although I am not a beach kind of girl, I am an all things cute kind of girl, when it comes to crafting. A simple sign, stencil, and your favorite colors of paint make this sign the perfect addition to your summer decor. This looks great in any beach house, or even your home/office when you are trying to pretend to be on a tropical island with an ocean breeze in your hair.

I can’t get over the summer vibes coming from this cute DIY Tequila Lime & Sunshine sign. Picking the perfect set of paint colors to accent each other is so much fun. This stencil is so easy to put your own spin on the craft. Versatile and in style, for sure. If you are feeling extra creative, mix and match colors throughout the words of the stencil. That is why I love crafting so much. Every piece I make is so different from the one before because it can be. And no matter what, it is always cute! If for some odd reason I don’t like it, I can paint over it and start again! But that rarely happens.

Just follow the steps below and have some fun! One question though. Does this sign make you want to get a cold drink, soak up some sunshine, or a little bit of both?

Supplies

Steps:

  1. Grab your desired size piece of wood that will fit your stencil.
  2. Determine your base coat of color. I am using Mermaid by Dixie Bell
  3. Cover completely. Don’t forget to do the sides. It doesn’t have to be a thick coat because we can distress the boards. Set aside.
  4. Dry completely with a heat gun/dryer to speed up the process. 
  5. Touch up any spots that you may have missed.
  6. Place your Tequila, Lime, & Sunshine Stencil, thanks to The Stencil Smith, on your board.
  7. With your green and white acrylic paint mixed a bit, begin dabbing out the lime on your stencil. Use finger daubers to stencil. Makeup sponges work too. I just like finger daubers best. Hold stencil in place as you work. 
  8. On the words of your stencil, you decide your accent paint color. I grabbed a dark brown and mixed it with the green/white just to be creative. Make sure your color is still pretty dark so it stands out on that paint of your wooden sign.  But you can decide your colors. You can’t go wrong with white or blacks. 
  9. Once dry, let’s add a white wash look. Using Deco Art White Wash, lightly brush over your sign all in the same direction. This will give it a beachy vibe we all want in our lives.
  10. When finished with paint, set aside to dry. Or, use a heat gun or hair dryer to speed up the drying process.
  11.  Distress signs on the side if you like that look. 
  12. Once completely dry, apply a thin layer of Spray Polyurethane. Do this in a well ventilated area. I really like the DIxie Bell product. Let it dry. 
  13. Last but not least, enjoy your simple Tequila, Lime, and Sunshine, while  dreaming of the beach. 

What paint colors should I use when crafting a beach sign?

You can be as creative as you want. Beach decor is mostly in shades of blue, green, and whites. This sign would look great with a white base coat, a bright pop of green for the lime, and a dark navy blue for the words. It really would look great any way you choose.

Tequila Lime and Sunshine Sign

Tequila Lime and Sunshine Sign

Yield: 1 sign

Follow along step by step as I show you how to make the perfect little sign to help you escape to the beach just by looking at it. We all need a little beach in our lives every once in a while, right? 

Materials

  • Wooden blocks - scrap lumber of all different sizes
  • Chalk Type paint - Mermaid by Dixie Bell
  • Tequila, Lime, & Sunshine - The Stencil Smith (possibly a link)
  • Dark Brown, Chrome Oxide Green, White - * Master’s Touch acrylic paint for stencils
  • DecoArt Vintage Affect - White Wash
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint daubers (amazon)
  • Makeup Sponges
  • Heat Gun/dryer
  • Sanding block/Electric sander
  • Dixie Bell Spray Polyurethane Sealer in Satin

Instructions

  1. Grab your desired size piece of wood that will fit your stencil.
  2. Determine your base coat of color. I am using Mermaid by Dixie Bell
  3. Cover completely. Don’t forget to do the sides. It doesn’t have to be a thick coat because we can distress the boards. Set aside.
  4. Dry completely with a heat gun/dryer to speed up the process. 
  5. Touch up any spots that you may have missed.
  6. Place your Tequila, Lime, & Sunshine Stencil, thanks to The Stencil Smith, on your board.
  7. With your green and white acrylic paint mixed a bit, begin dabbing out the lime on your stencil. Use finger daubers to stencil. Makeup sponges work too. I just like finger daubers best. Hold stencil in place as you work. 
  8. On the words of your stencil, you decide your accent paint color. I grabbed a dark brown and mixed it with the green/white just to be creative. Make sure your color is still pretty dark so it stands out on that paint of your wooden sign.  But you can decide your colors. You can’t go wrong with white or blacks. 
  9. Once dry, let’s add a white wash look. Using Deco Art White Wash, lightly brush over your sign all in the same direction. This will give it a beachy vibe we all want in our lives.
  10. When finished with paint, set aside to dry. Or, use a heat gun or hair dryer to speed up the drying process.
  11. Distress signs on the side if you like that look. 
  12. Once completely dry, apply a thin layer of Spray Polyurethane. Do this in a well ventilated area. I really like the DIxie Bell product. Let it dry. 
  13. Last but not least, enjoy your simple Tequila, Lime, and Sunshine, while dreaming of the beach.

Just pin this Tequila Lime and Sunshine Sign tutorial below to find the instructions later!

Craft Your Own Tequila Lime and Sunshine Sign

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