Learn how to make a beautiful, seasonal farmhouse-style sign without a stencil! You will love this easy and inexpensive project!
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Hello and happy Tuesday! Welcome to the October Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop hosted by My Pinterventures.! The purpose of this hop is to motivate us to not just pin, but to create something we’ve pinned to our Pinterest boards. In August, I shared The Best Trick for Painting Windows and last month, I shared this delicious, crunchy Broccoli Salad With Bacon.
Have I got a great project for you! Today I am sharing a trick that you can use to make yourself a farmhouse-style sign for any time of year! Just think…Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas…the possibilities are endless. You can make your own farmhouse style sign for just a couple of dollars!
I was inspired by the method for adding lettering to a sign that Morgan from My Pear Tree Home used while making her DIY sign. I have used a similar method when I made my DIY Sign That Almost Wasn’t and created Back to School, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day Chalkboard Art for my kitchen chalkboard.
For this project, you will need:
- wood block (I used an 8 foot 2 by 4 from my local home improvement store, cut into 1 foot sections and sanded)
- DecoArt acrylic paint
- DecoArt stencil (This is optional. I did choose to use a stencil to add a little decoration to the sign.)
- variety of paint brushes
- Frog Tape painter’s tape
- printable (I made this Autumn printable by just printing out the word in a decorative font, in landscape mode.)
How to Make Your Sign:
- Paint your wooden block the color of your choice. I used Warm White acrylic paint by DecoArt.
- When the block is completely dry, stencil a design of your choice onto the block. If you would like to add a little decoration to your sign, use painter’s tape to adhere the stencil to your project. I also like to use a paper plate as a paint tray. Using a foam stencil brush, gently dab off any additional paint. You need very little paint to stencil. Gently dab the foam brush directly onto the stencil, being careful not to rub. I used DecoArt Americana Decor Metallics paint in gold.
- Next take your printable and rub the back of it with pencil.
- Using the painter’s tape, tape your printable on the block and carefully trace the letters. I used a pen and pushed down hard.
- With a fine paint brush, fill in the lettering with your choice of paint. I used DecoArt Americana Satin Acrylic paint in the shade Paprika.
Such an easy and inexpensive project!
I hope you give this project a try! What kind of sign would you like to make?
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My Pinterventures • Eye Love Knots • Faeries and Fauna • Life Beyond the Kitchen
Across the Boulevard • Purple Hues and Me • Intelligent Domestications
My Family Thyme • Mom Home Guide • Our Unschooling Journey
Our Crafty Mom • Sum of their Stories • Farm Girl Reformed
Decorate and More with Tip • This Autoimmune Life • Sew Crafty Crochet
Domestic Deadline • Cookies Coffee and Crafts • My Sweet Things
Christina Faye Repurposed • Blogghetti • Teadoddles • Our Good Life
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