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DIY Wood Signs and Handmade Wood Frames – Easy DIY Signs

Learning how to make wooden signs and handmade frames has saved money.  In addition, I also get to customize my signs and frames for my home decor.

Halloween Wall Sign and cupcakes

Halloween Wall Sign and cupcakes

Those triple chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter icing are my latest recipe creation. You will be craving these decadent treats!

I will be decorating the dessert table with these cute fabric pumpkins they are one of my favorite projects.

How to Make Wooden Signs

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After designing my Halloween sign I printed it out and taped the pieces together.

Sign Print out

Sign Print out

Supplies and Tools

 

What Kind of Wood is Best for Signs?

We have used all kinds of wood for signs, but the wood we have used the most is plywood. We use upcycled wood such as pallet wood and scrap wood.

Inspiration signs

Inspiration signs

I cut a rectangle out of plywood and sanded the front side. I wanted to use the same colors I used in my other Halloween signs so they all coordinated.

Painting my sign board

Painting my signboard

After painting the board I used a heat gun to quickly dry it.

Drying my paint with a heat gun

Drying my paint with a heat gun

To transfer the sign design I cut the print out down to the size of the sign.

Cut sign design print out to fit the board

Cut sign design print out to fit the board

Place the graphite paper with the transferring side against the paint.

Place graphite paper on board

Graphite paper on board

Place the design over the graphite paper

Place the design over the graphite paper

Place the design over the graphite paper. Using a ballpoint pen trace the outline of the words. I added some painters tape to hold my design in place while tracing.

Tape your design to your board to transfer design

Tape your design to your board to transfer the design

After I was happy with my transferred design using my paint pen I started filling in the stenciled lettering.

Fill in the lettering

Fill in the lettering

For the orange SWEET, I used the same orange paint I used in the other two Halloween signs.

Paint the orange word with paint

Paint the orange word with paint

DIY Picture Frames

DIY Wood Sign with handmade frame

DIY Wood Sign with handmade frame

The DIY frame (you can see how we made it HERE) needed to be stained. The stain I chose was a water-based stain that I applied with a sponge brush and extra water.

Stain the handmade frame

Stain the handmade frame

Completed DIY Wood Sign with handmade frame

Completed DIY Hand Painted Wood Sign with handmade frame

More Wood Project DIY Signs

I made these signs last year for Christmas and I made the same style frames.

DIY Farmhouse Sign - Merry Christmas

DIY Farmhouse Sign – Merry Christmas

Farmhouse Style DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas - Painted Signs

Farmhouse Style DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas – Painted Signs

I made DIY wood frames for these black and white 2 D wall art. They were a project my son did for an art class. I have them hanging in my laundry room.

Two D Art with DIY Wood Frame

Two D Art with DIY Wood Frame

This pretty DIY faux Moroccan tile sign was for our bathroom.

Faux Tile Stencil Art, Accessories, SVG Files, Easy DIY

Faux Tile Stencil Art, Accessories

The to-do list blackboard with the DIY frame we made for our Command Center.

Family Command Center Wall before coat hooks

Family Command Center Wall before coat hooks

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If you like fall as much as I do then you might enjoy a cozy DIY pumpkin pillow.

Chair with Pumpkin Pillow and throw

Chair with Pumpkin Pillow and throw

Another fall favorite is a hot bowl of chili!

Beef chili

Beef chili

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you found some easy and quick fall inspiration. Please join the Fall Newsletter to get all the inspiration delivered to your inbox. I love keeping in touch so please say hello in the comments below.

See you soon,

Kippi

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Kristin

Sunday 6th of September 2020

So many great ideas! Always inspiring!! Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn

Friday 4th of September 2020

******************************************************** Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn ********************************************************

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

I love it Kippi! I've been thinking about making a fall sign, now I'm convinced! Thank you for sharing with Charming Homes and Gardens.

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