This Reader Makes Her Own DIY Wooden Porch Signs
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Get in the fall DIY spirit!🍁
Large porch signs are extremely trendy right now not to mention so darn cute! Every time I drive past a home with a porch sign, I let out an audible gasp because I just think they make the entire house look so welcoming and chic. I have tried to get myself to purchase one of these signs on multiple occasions but I just cannot get myself to spend that much money (have you seen some of these prices)?😲
I am so happy that readers like Christine are sharing how they make their OWN signs that look just as good, if not better, than the overpriced sings from the store. You have given my home and I hope Christine! Check out her story…
I have been enjoying crafting even more and getting excited about decorating for fall and Christmas especially during this pandemic. One of the projects that are pretty popular these days is the porch signs, and I saw Lina did a feature on her masterpiece. I have been into a lot of Dollar Tree crafts lately (DIY high-end decor on the cheap) and have been doing some research on the most economical way to make the porch signs including people’s use of the DT contact paper to make stencils (in general), so here are my tips:
Ask if your local store sells cull wood; you may be lucky and find wood pieces that would work for your project for really cheap or in my case, I found a 24 x 48 piece that the gentleman at HD said I could have for FREE. I asked them to cut it in half, and of course, was super excited. I just purchased oops paint and stain. One of the halves, my husband cut a little shorter because there was slight damage on the end, but it’s still a good length. I stained and personalized it and plan to gift to friends who just moved to a new home. On the other side, I created a reversible sign for my family where one side is personalized and the other has a welcome where I can change the wreath on the “O” depending on the season/holiday (see my porch photo of it in use).
Try contact paper for stencils. I purchased mine from the dollar tree. If you have a cutting machine, do a search online, and you will find that there are FREE cut files for porch signs. Without a machine, you can also print out the letters, go over the back of the paper with a pencil, then set the paper on the board. Trace each of the letters, and you should see the outlines of the letter that you can paint.
I’m pretty happy with the results. Happy Fall Everyone!
Thank you, Christine, for sharing your tips with us on how to make high-end decor without breaking the bank! Your signs look so professional and clean, and the personalized touch is priceless! And how smart was it to ask Home Depot for any extra wood for FREE? So awesome!
Check out Lina’s DIY sign that Christine referenced in her post here!
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