Hi! Steffany and I are so excited you purchased the Lemon block sign kit! The craft kit is the next best thing to actually coming to our class ;). We LOVE teaching these craft classes and putting together the craft kits with simple step by step instructions. To keep up with our upcoming classes and kits be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE, and HERE. We always post the upcoming classes to our followers first. 🙂
We sure hope you have fun crafting up this cute sign with lemon slice- it’s a super simple project that packs a lot of punch! It’s just perfect for these hot summer months!
With the kit, you have everything you need to complete your sign and lemon slice except a sanding block or some light sand paper.
While the white paint is drying, trace the lemon slice and the large seeds onto the paper and cut out.Next, paint the lemon slice, seeds, and rind (which didn’t make it into the picture below) yellow. Since the large seeds will be covered with paper, you only need to paint the edges. The lemon slice will also be covered with paper so you don’t really need to paint the front of it either (unlike the picture.) Be sure to paint the front of the small seeds yellow too. This picture is basically one of those “Do what we say, not what we do” things- haha! Just get all the lemon pieces painted yellow. 😉Now to get the rind and the small seeds a lighter shade, use the brush with white paint and brush lightly over the yellow paint. It will lighten them up just right. If you get too much white paint on it, sand it down until it is the color you want.
Now for the Lemonade printable. Paint a light, even coat of wood glue onto the front of the block, making sure to get all the way to the edges. Then lay the printable on it and smooth it out. (Be sure to glue it on right side up, with the hole in the block at the top.)
Next, assemble the lemon slice with seeds and rind. First, glue the striped paper onto the slice and then glue the polka dot paper onto the large seeds. Sand the edges. Then glue the rind to the slice, glue on the large seeds, and last – glue the small seeds.
At this point you can sand the edges of everything to give it that weathered look. Lightly sand the block with printable, the base, candlestick, finial, and lemon slice. Trust us- it will look cute!
Thank you so much for purchasing a kit and crafting with us!