Make This Large DIY Farmhouse Sign For Only $20 (Free Printable!)
Hip2Save may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. Read our full disclosure policy here.
Love oversized farmhouse wall art?
Consider grabbing a black and white engineering print from your local printing store to use as inexpensive home decor!
These poster sized prints that are typically utilized for building plans can actually be a fun and frugal way to personalize your space, while emulating more expensive looking typography signs found in boutiques and home decor stores/websites.
I also LOVE this idea as it’s super simple and doesn’t require a stencil or vinyl machine! Anyone can easily do this! In fact, feel free to use the image below I created for my project if you like it.
Want a different quote or saying?
We decided to make our own farmhouse style frame using a few inexpensive pieces of wood from the hardware store, and I’m including how we did that below. If you wanted to skip the DIY and use a poster frame, that is definitely an option too!
DIY Farmhouse Style Typography Sign
- 24 x 36 inch black & white engineering print
- 24 x 36 inch wood board (I bought a 24 x 47 inch piece of MDF wood and cut to size.)
- 4 pieces of wood trim (I used wood Poplar Board cut to size)
- Stain for wood trim
- any kind of white paint for board
- double sided tape
Special Equipment Used:
1.) Get your enlarged engineering print made at a local print shop or office supply store. I purchase a 24×36 inch print for just $3.59 at my local Staples. (The store should provide you with an email to send your photo file.) Mine was printed within ten minutes!
2.) If making a frame, choose a wood board for the backing. I used a 1/2 inch thick piece of MDF wood as it is much smoother than plywood. (Have the wood cut to the size of your print at the hardware store if desired.)
3.) Choose wood trim for frame. There are so many different options and price points for this. I went with some inexpensive wood hobby boards.
4.) Paint wood board white and let dry. I don’t want any wood showing through, as the paper is really thin.
5.) Stain wood with a rag and let dry. I’m using Minwax in Expresso here.
7.) Nail the stained wood trim to frame. My trim is placed flush to the wood board sideways, and then I nailed it down as a simple “butt joint.” The butt joint is the simplest joint to make since it involves cutting the wood to the appropriate length and butting them together.
I LOVE how my oversized farmhouse sign turned out!
What a neat focal point for the wall, and I didn’t have to spend a ton of money to get the look of a high-end large typography sign. And, ready for this? This project came in at about $20 in materials… So fun!
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.