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How to Make Wooden Signs with Sayings

DIY Inspirational Sign - The Kreative LIfe

Everybody who knows me knows that I love my wall of quotes. There is just something about waking up in the morning and walking down stairs and the first thing I see is my wall of quotes.

There are times when I need a little inspiration to get my day started or even times when I just need to smile.

Even though I’ve had most of my inspirational signs for a couple of years, I still catch myself stopping to read every single one.

Yeah, I know it sounds crazy but it makes me happy.

What doesn’t make me happy is the price some of my quotes cost. Luckily, I bought most of them on sale.

I still don’t want to pay for something I know for sure I can do myself.

I needed to learn how to make wooden signs with sayings.

That’s where this little crafty project came in. The wooden cutout was only 97¢, the scrapbook paper was only 17¢, and the stencil was $3.

Everything else I had on hand, so this craft is definitely a money saver!

It’s my first go at stenciling, so please don’t be too harsh if you see some mistakes.

Practice makes perfect, right?

I have a few more that I will practice on this week and I will share once they are complete.

I hope you like my diy inspirational sign craft. Enjoy!

DIY Inspirational Sign - The Kreative LIfe

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DIY Wood Sign Supplies

1 Unfinished Wooden Plaque
1 Sheet Decorative Scrapbook Paper
Scissors
Acrylic Paint
Sponge
Brush
Lettering Stencil
Mod Podge
Clear Acrylic Sealer
Ruler
Pencil
Wall Mount
Glue Gun

How To Make a Wooden Signs with Sayings

Trace the outline of the wooden shape onto the back of the scrapbook paper then cut out the shape.

DIY Inspirational Sign - The Kreative LIfe

DIY Inspirational Sign - The Kreative LIfe

Apply two coats of paint to the edges and part of the front of the wooden shape with a color that coordinates with the scrapbook paper. Let completely dry.

DIY Inspirational Sign - The Kreative LIfe

Using the same color of paint and the sponge brush, stencil the letters onto the front of the scrapbook paper cutout. Let completely dry.

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DIY Inspirational Sign - The Kreative LIfe

Apply one coat of Mod Podge to the front of the wooden cutout and then place the scrapbook cutout onto the front of the wooden cutout.

Turn cutout front side down, so that the scrapbook paper can dry flat.

DIY Inspirational Sign - The Kreative LIfe

DIY Inspirational Sign - The Kreative LIfe

Once dry, in a well-ventilated area, apply two coats of spray sealer and let completely dry.

DIY Inspirational Sign - The Kreative LIfe

Using ruler and pencil, draw a horizontal line on the top back of the cutout where you would like the wall mount positioned.

DIY Inspirational Sign - The Kreative LIfe

Apply hot glue to holes on wall mount where screws would be (this wood was too thin to use the screws) and glue mount along horizontal line.

DIY Inspirational Sign - The Kreative LIfe

DIY Inspirational Sign - The Kreative LIfe

Let glue dry and hang sign using a nail.

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Learn how to make wooden signs with sayings by following this easy step-by-step for your next home crafts project.

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31 Comments

  1. What a cool tutorial! 🙂 I will get brave one day and do that, I’m sure! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment, too! I appreciate it! 🙂

  2. Hey! Visiting back from the hop! We have some in common. My husband is an Officer in the Marine Corps and my undergrad degree is a BA. I’m not real crafty though.
    Glad we connected!
    Liz

  3. Oh LOVE IT!! I looks great on the wall!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening 🙂