Carnival Dessert Table
Camping Party Dessert Table
Quick and Easy Halloween Costume
Caramel Apple Fall Gift with Free Printable
Tailgate Wings 2
Apple Picking Party by Giggles Galore

Birthday Carnival Welcome Sign

Whenever you go to the circus or carnival there is always a huge sign to welcome you to all of the fun.  I knew I wanted a big sign to welcome everyone to our twins Birthday Carnival Party, but because our party was outside at a park I didn’t really have a way to hang anything.  That’s when I decided to use a giant wooden picture frame from Cut It Out.

Birthday Carnival Cut It Out Frame

I love the whimsical shape of these Cut It Out frames and knew that the large 16 x 20 Chandler frame would be perfect for our Birthday Carnival Welcome Sign.

Carnival Birthday Party with Cut It Out Frame

This is an easy project, trust me.  I started and completed this project in less than an hour the same day of our party.  Yep, that’s right I started this just hours before our party started because, well I’m crazy like that.

Cut It Out Chandler Frame


  • 16 x 20 Chandler Cut It Out Frame
  • Americana White Chalky Finish Paint
  • Red Craft Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • 1″ Round Sponge Brush

Cut It Out Frame Supplies

I painted a coat of the white chalky paint on the frame and let it dry.  I found that the chalk paint was a great primer to help evenly cover the wooden frame and because it dries so quickly I was able to move to the next step of adding the red without having to wait forever for the paint to dry.

Whitewash Cut It Out Frame

I painted two coats of red, letting each coat dry throughout.  Once the red paint was dry I took the 1″ round sponge brush and dipped it in the white chalk paint to add polka dots to my frame.  This was an easy way to add a little bit of whimsy that ties in well with our carnival theme.

Red and White Polka Dot Frame

Next, I took the Come One, Come All sign created by Lauren Haddox Designs to the printer and had them blow it up to fit in my 16 x 20 frame.  I love how festive this polka dot frame makes our welcome sign look.

Parker and Piper had a blast welcoming their friends to their party with this fun Birthday Carnival Welcome Sign.  And, unlike hanging a paper sign that would have just ended up in the trash after the party this festive frame is going to have a new home in our playroom.

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Twins Carnival Birthday Party

Carnival Dessert Table

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Camping Party Dessert Table

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Quick and Easy Halloween Costume

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Caramel Apples and Happy Fall Y’all Printable

Caramel Apple Fall Gift with Free Printable

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Tailgate Party Ideas

Tailgate Wings 2

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Apple Picking Party

Apple Picking Party by Giggles Galore

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The Creative Collection Link Party


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Carved Pumpkin Flower Vase

Fall Carved Pumpkin Flower Vase_Giggles Galore

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