5 Easy DIY Wood Sign Tutorials to Try At-Home
Have you ever seen a wooden sign in a boutique shop window and think, “I could probably make that.” But then, you don’t even know where to begin? We’ve collected five super easy DIY wood sign tutorials. A wood sign can give a unique touch to any home. Quotes tell a story and share your values with those around you. They can be a gentle reminder of things you believe in or a simple way to finish off an epic galley wall. If you’re feeling inspired to create your own wooden sign, get started with some of these awesome tutorials below:
Try this DIY-Transfer Technique
If you don’t have stencils or a circuit machine, don’t worry! You can still get beautiful letters transferred onto a wood-sign with minimal materials. If you have a standard printer, some chalk, and a pen or pencil, you have everything you need for this simple technique. This simple tutorial by Salvaged Inspirations will help you turn a simple strip of wood into a beautiful sign for your home. This tutorial even comes with free templates if you want to mimic their sign designs using this unique transfer technique.
Another Easy DIY Transfer Ideas
If you don’t have any chalk at home, don’t be discouraged! You can just as easily use a pencil for a similar technique if you’re transferring a printed sign onto lighter wood. If you search Pinterest, you can find dozens of free printable templates that you can use to make your own wood signs at home. You can also step-up your game and trade the paint for a wood burning tool for a more rustic effect. The Clumsy Crafter walks you through exactly how to do that with this simple tutorial on their blog. Don’t be intimidated! You can always used paint or a sharpie instead of a fancy burning tool.
Make Your Own Sign for the Transfer
Apparently, a simple pencil transfer is super popular on the crafting blogs. That’s probably because it’s so easy to do, but what happens if you don’t have a piece of wood that you want to use to use for your sign? The Savvy Sparrow teached you how to make your own! Looking to make a large sign (or a couple of them) for an empty wall space? This tutorial will show you how to take simple, inexpensive pieces of wood and turn them into a custom-looking display. From simple painting or distressing the wood, you’ll be able to make your own signs to upgrade any wall space in your home.
DIY Welcome Sign for Your Porch
Wanting to make a welcoming statement with your front porch? Why not make your own sign to greet your guests on their way in the door! The thing about a welcome sign is that it’s ideal to have one that’s pretty big, right? It needs to draw in the eye. Thankfully, creating a large sign is easier than you’d think. Love and Renovations blog teaches us how to make this adorable welcome sign in this tutorial. Now, this does take a little bit more to get started, but the results are stunning and the experience will leave you wanting to create these signs as gifts for all your friends.
Build Your Own Pallet Sign
Looking for the next level up? Want to get out some tools and really build a unique piece of art to display in your home or give as a gift? Look no further! This tutorial by Creative Ramblings Blog takes you step-by-step on how to build a sign, using strips of wood, stain it, and stencil on a masterpiece! This one takes a little more planning and a weekend to put together, but the results are well worth it.
Ready to make some designs of your own? We’d love to see what you come up with down in the comments below! Not feeling the DIY spirit? We have you covered! We specialize in customized wood signs for your home. Take a look at our full catalog here and reach out with any special requests. Happy creating!