I love a good DIY project. I go out into the garage, turn some music on, and get in the zone.
I was interested in how people make their own wood signs, because, let’s be honest, buying them can be expensive. Although, if I do buy them I hit up Hobby Lobby when they’re having their wood signs 50% off.
Anyways, I did a little research and a little experimenting and this is what I have come up with.
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First, figure out what you want your sign to say, then get a piece of wood that fits what you want your project to be/the words or image you want on your project.
I wanted my sign to be small, rectangular, and for above the oven in my kitchen. Since I just wanted to put the word “eat” on it I didn’t need a whole lot of room. I stained the piece of wood and let it dry. While it was drying I opened Microsoft word and typed out e-a-t. I changed the page layout to landscape and played with the font until the letters were the size I wanted. I printed it out on my printer and then colored the back of the page with white colored pencil. You can also use chalk for this. After the back of the letters were covered I placed the sheet onto the center of the wood where I wanted the letters to be. A ball point pen is perfect to trace the outline of the letters on the front of the page. After you trace the outline of every letter, take the page away and you will have the outline of the letters leftover in white colored pencil. I then used white paint to fill in the letters. Its as simple as that!
I went over the letters in white paint twice and then waited for it to dry. After that was dry, I sprayed some matte clear coat (I used this because I had it leftover from another project). After that had dried I took some twine I had leftover from wedding projects. I wrapped the twine around a six or seven times and then tied the beginning and end of the string together on the back of the board.
This was so easy and so fun. I will definitely be doing some more DIY wooden sign projects!
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