First things first. Dig holes for your 4x4 posts. Ours were 10 ft tall. We intended to dig down 3 ft but rocks said otherwise so it wasn't quite that deep.
Simply Fabulous Lawn Address Sign With Flower Box
This is such a great looking yard sign and would work well for your home address sign (as a friend said- an ambulance can't miss it!) or for your home business name or in my case near the entrance to my Fairy Forest- a cute little wood lot full of fairies and gnomes for people to stop in and enjoy.....
You'll need 2 bags of cement- one for each 4x4 post. Mix it up and pour it in, level your post, backfill the dirt to hold in place. Brace it with wood if needed till it sets.
Next you'll want 4 blocks of wood to use as spacers. These are 5-1/2" tall (from scraps of 4x4s) . You'll put Kreg pocket holes in them to make it easier to attach to your 2- 4x4 posts.
This will give you extra space to add flowers, etc in the bottom boxed in section similar to a nice sized flower window box. I made mine a fairy garden.
You'll also want 6 treated pine fence pickets- 5-1/2" wide x 6 ft tall dog ear. Cut matching dog ears to the other end on 4 of them and set the other 2 pickets aside for now.
Here you see the 4 wood blocks in place with a fence picket in front and back. You'll need 4 screws for each spacer screwed to the post and 3 screws for each end of the fence picket to screw into the spacer. Be sure to use your level. It's easy to screw it together if you clamp it together while working.
To make the supports for the bottom of the flower box you'll need 4- 2x4 scraps cut to about 10-1/2" long and approx 14 screws to attach them in the sides and bottom. Be sure to screw them in place so that the bottom pickets (see next step to better understand this) will fit inside the bottom underneath and not show from the front.
This is where you use the last 2 fence pickets. We cut each to fit with about an inch off each along the side so there would be a small gap for water drainage. You'll need about 16 screws to attach these 2 pickets to the support boards.
You'll want a scrap of landscaping fabric stapled inside with some pea gravel and potting soil for your flowers.
Adding the upper 2 fence pickets (both ends dog earred) is easier then the bottom section was because you don't need the spacers. Use a ladder and screw the pickets in place- front and back. We added solar fence light caps but of course that's optional.
You could use any piece of wood to your liking as your sign that will hang in the center. We chose to cut wings out of a piece of wood and painted it yellow (outdoor paint) and added the words, Fairy Forest, using my Cricut machine to make the stencil. Then sprayed it with Krylon clear spray paint.
We used 2 chains/ 2 hooks/ 2 eyes to attach the wing sign. A hook hidden both left and right in the top section with a chain to attached eyes on the tops of the wing works well. If you worry about it swinging you can do 4 chains/ 4 hooks/ 4 eyes.
Because of my specific theme I created a Fairy Village using moss from my yard, some pea gravel, flowers, and other fairy things. The little houses are actually kitchen storage canisters from a yard sale that I weatherproofed with Krylon clear spray paint.
The treated wood frame isn't quite ready to stain so for now it's done!
We purposely located this near the sidewalk beside the entrance to Fairy Forest to entice people to enter our Fairy Forest.
The flower box with Fairy Village is low (I'm leaning over in the photo) so that children can easily peer in. We've even left a watering can here so others can water the flowers and moss when it needs it.
Overall this is a fairly easy and inexpensive wood sign frame to make depending on what materials and tools you need. Most people should be able to make it over a weekend for about $50. I hope I've inspired you to make one for your own home whether it's putting your name or address on the sign or something whimsical like a Fairy Forest sign.