“He is Risen” Wood Plaque

I am working on my spring decorations and changing the mantle to a spring decor. I needed a little addition for the end on the mantel and decided I would use the left over wood fence scraps to make a wood plaque. I will be sharing the entire mantel in the next few weeks, but I wanted to start with the little projects I did to complete the spring decorations on the mantel.

He is Risen Wood Plaque

I started by cutting the left over wood fence into 10 inch pieces. I used 2 of these 10 inch pieces along with some scraps to make this wood plaque. I stained the wood pieces with a dark walnut color and screwed the pieces together.

Building the wood plaque

I used Cameron (Silhouette Cameo) to design and cut the pattern. I used contact paper for the pattern so I could adhere it onto the wood plaque and use it as my stencil.








Can anyone see what is wrong with the above pictures or should I say the layout and thought process? I placed the contact paper with the pattern side down because I thought to my-self, if I place the peel off part onto the sticky mat, I might have a hard time peeling the pattern off with the backing on! So, I cut and laid the pattern on the wood plaque. I peeled and placed the cross on the plaque. It did not hit me how stupid I was until I peeled the backing off of the “R”. I can’t lay the sticky part down without the “R” being backwards! DUH! I laughed for quite awhile at my-self for having a “blonde” moment. I can’t help but to hear my husband say, “You can be so blonde sometimes”. I represent that statement too many times than I care to admit, but, this keeps the humor in our relationship because I am his entertainment!

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I fixed the words on the template and placed on the plaque still laughing at myself. I used a cream latex paint and watered it down to a 50/50 recipe. I randomly painted the wood plaque because I wanted it to have a rustic feel.








I peeled off the template and found some spots where the white paint had bled into the letters. I mixed up some brown and black paint to match the stain color and touched up those spots.

He is Risen Wood Plaque


I placed the plaque on my mantle. As I was photographing the wood plaque on the mantle, my husband passed by on his way to work and stated, “That would be a great piece to donate to the camp auction.”, which was the next evening. Our church owns a camp and we hold a benefit auction every year to raise funding for the camp scholarship fund. The funding supports family’s and campers that can’t afford to send their children to camp. So, the plaque sat on the mantle for an entire 2 minutes before my husband swept it off to church for the auction. I am off to make another wood plaque for the empty space on the mantle.

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32 Responses to “He is Risen” Wood Plaque

  1. […] I used some of the left over fence panels to make the He is Risen Plaque. […]

  2. […] at Designed Decor, DeDe wanted to make some new Spring/Easter decor items to decorate her mantel.  She had some wood […]

  3. Linda says:

    I love this. Thanks for showing how you did this… Linda

  4. Wow, turned out awesome, DeDe! I love the pallet art and great message!

  5. Very cute~ i kinda liked it with the plaid and natural wood too! Thanks for linking up at Made in a Day last week!

  6. […] Cupcakes that I made for our Church Camp Auction.  If you remember, last week I shared the “He is Risen wood plaque” that we donated to the auction. I wanted to make something with mint and green since it was […]

  7. Hi DeDe,
    We love this plaque. Thanks so much for sharing this post with last weeks Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop. It is being featured at tonight’s party.
    Debi and Charly

  8. Chelsea says:

    I love this and want one! lol.

    Great job!

  9. Bliss says:

    Stopping in to pin, and at first I thought I was learning a new way to use my Silhouette. I will try to block that out so I don’t do it too.


  10. Pinned! Thanks so much for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I look forward to coming back on Monday Night!

  11. […] He Is Risen Wood Sign by Designed Decor […]

  12. Lauren says:

    I love this! It looks great. Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

  13. […] one before Christmas and have used it for a few projects, the most recent project is the He is Risen Wood Plaque.    Enter to […]

  14. Hi DeDe, I love your little plaque. You did a wonderful job and don’t worry your not the only one that has those moments. :-) Thanks for linking up at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  15. Betty Taylor says:

    It is beautiful. Hopefully it will bring some good money to the camp. I always’s reverse my layout, when I cut with the Cricut for something like this. I am visiting with Friendship Friday.


  16. Pamela says:

    I once heard someone say that when someone walks into our homes they can’t tell that we are a Christian. I’m happy to see the trend change and we have so many options to share our faith in our homes. This is a piece i’d like to make. Simple but says so much. Should you hide the second one? ha!

  17. Megin says:

    LOVE the white wash on the barnwood! It turned out really nice, DeDe.
    I found you today at the {Primp} Linky. I hope you are able to stop by my blog and say hello!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  18. Kayla says:

    This is really cute, I love it, and it ties in nicely with Easter!

  19. Lynne says:

    LOVE this! I would keep it out all year long as a reminder of what Christ did for us. Thanks so much for sharing.

  20. Angie says:

    This is just beautiful – I love it!! I’m your newest “Linky” follower from Adorned From Above blog hop – here’s my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com

  21. Angela @hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com says:

    Love, love, love! This is such a great piece to incorporate into your Easter decor!

  22. Love it…I want to try this!! Thanks :)

  23. Crystal says:

    Very cool! Stopping by from the Made in a Day Blog Social.

  24. carolyn says:

    Great project DeDe… I am totally inspried. This is one holiday where I’m all about the religious part… however I don’t think I have one piece of religious decor… how strange is that?
    Love it!

    • DeDe says:

      This is my first religious piece I have on display. I love that it is simple yet makes a statement!

  25. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing the “how to”. Blessings, Patti

  26. Nancy says:

    What a beautiful and meaningful project. Love it.

  27. Nici says:

    This turned out so good! It will be perfect for your mantel! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Love the plaque and love that it went to a good cause. How perfectly appropriate.

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