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DIY Painted Sign with A Maker’s Studio

Create your own DIY painted signs with easy to use stencils from A Maker’s Studio!

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It’s Day 2 and we are sharing DIY Gift Ideas!


The holiday season is a time for gift giving.  However, sometimes finding the perfect gift can be a challenge.  Why not make your own?

These DIY painted signs, made with stencils from A Maker’s Studio, are budget-friendly, easy to make, and can be personalized for friends and family.

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To make this wooden sign, I started out with a plain wood sign from Michaels that I picked up for just $4.  I stained the trim and painted the interior with DecoArt’s Americana Acrylic Paint in warm white.  This creamy off-white color makes the perfect backdrop for creating a customized farmhouse-style sign.

Once the paint was dry, it was time to create.  Using strong, adhesive mesh alphabet stencils from A Maker’s Studio and ChalkArt, a water-based chalk paste, it only took a few minutes to make this simple, lovely piece.  Just place the adhesive stencil on the surface and using ChalkArt spreader, drag the paste across the stencil. I used the ChalkArt color, Love Is…  It is perfect for the holiday season!

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For a second sign, I used a framed picture from Goodwill that I picked up for just $5.  Once it received a coat of black chalk paint, I had a blank canvas that was ready to be decorated.  Adding DecoArt’s Americana Decor Matte Metallics paint in Champagne to the frame brought out all of the beautiful detail.

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For this sign, I used two different mesh alphabet stencils from A Maker’s Studio and ChalkArt chalk paste in the color Peace and Joy. These durable stencils can be easily cleaned to be used over and over again.

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Both of these signs took little time to make, very little money, and will make thoughtful holiday gifts for friends and family.

For now, I am using them as a little holiday decor in my dining room, along with these DIY Fresh Boxwood Wreathshttps://myfamilythyme.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/DIY-Boxwood-Wreath-2.jpg

What kinds of gifts have you created for friends and family?

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12 Comments

  1. These signs are beautiful! I love them both! I love making and giving signs.

  2. Such lovely signs, Lynne! The metallic paint added just the right touch to that frame! I have some I need to use!

  3. I love your signs and gift ideas. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  4. These signs are beautiful and look perfect with your wreaths.

  5. Hi Lynn! I love your DIY signs, especially the upcycled Goodwill store find. I’m amazed at all of the creative projects I’ve seen with A Maker’s Studio. So pretty and on trend!

  6. Wow, these signs are super cute! I really like the “calm and bright” one…something about that quote just gets to me. In a good way! It has a very peaceful Christmas feeling. Love!

  7. I love how simple you make it seem to create these signs. And you have staged them beautifully in in the hutch, and in front of our shutters. It all looks very festive and cheerful – ! I have been wandering around a bit on your site and reading about all the different Christmas projects! Time will not allow for any new projects this year, but I am definitely stashing these away for next year!

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