DIY Bathroom Wood Signs
Guess what, Craft Buddies… My family and I are moving into a new home soon! Isn’t that exciting? I’m so looking forward to decorating and creating for my home. Of course, I’ll be starting with something small to give myself a little confidence boost. I decided to try making some DIY bathroom signs for the kids’ and guest bathroom.
Color has never been my strong point. I’ve always kind of stayed in the “safe zone” of neutrals.
That ends now!
What Colors Should I Choose?
I saw these super cute wood hexagons at Michael’s and knew they would be perfect. At first, I was thinking of painting them beige so that they would match whatever colors I chose. Then I snapped myself out of the “neutral zone.”
“Make a decision, Mrs. Craft Lady.” That’s what I said to myself. After thinking about the colors that would look great in a bathroom that would be for my kiddos plus guests, I decided that blue was it.
Plus, blue was always my mom’s favorite color. So there’s that. (Missing her every day.)
What’s Going on These Signs?
The next thing was deciding what exactly I wanted my signs to say. I found a ton of cool ideas on Pinterest. I had thought about a bathroom crossword or word search. But that would defeat the purpose. I could see my kids spending forever in the bathroom just to try finding the words. Worse, I imagined my youngest with a crayon or marker literally circling each word.
I wanted something cute, but not too kiddish or babyish. So no characters or children themes. This is what I came up with:
It’s perfect! It summarizes what needs to be done.
Wash your hands. Rinse your hands. Dry your hands. Now get out!
So how did I put all of this together? Follow the tutorial below to learn how.
Make these painted wood hexagon signs to add a little fun to your bathroom.
Total Time 3 hrs
Cricut Joy, Maker, Maker 3, or Explore cutting machine: https://shrsl.com/37y2p
Cricut design space
Sponge brush: https://rstyle.me/+Op1HQ3Xe7B4E4ceId4lnRg
Paint brush: https://rstyle.me/+FflZi7sxCViWK_9SURH_Mw
Weeding tool: https://rstyle.me/+SZ5YcEw_Q0n1f818fdwh1w
- FREE Bathroom Sign Decals https://ejsfuncrafting.com/downloads/bathroom-sign-decals/
- 4 hexagon wood plagues https://rstyle.me/+UXroh-PdWvkudO2CwsQ7CQ
- Mod Podge https://rstyle.me/+0SHqnFTR-_ArZ172o8jS9g
- chalk paint https://rstyle.me/+p1PN2U2c9_RyBdjTrrU2og
- acrylic paint https://rstyle.me/+INZkjLnIC14sUTtE-C1rDA
- scraps white, red, yellow, orange, and green permanent adhesive vinyl https://rstyle.me/+9nzVpqXm2SvR6sNy_7e_XQ
- vinyl transfer tape https://rstyle.me/+9nzVpqXm2SvR6sNy_7e_XQ
Paint each of the hexagons using chalk paint. Let dry completely. If needed, add another coat.
Use one of the sponge brushes to add white acrylic paint around the edges of each hexagon.
Add a thin layer of Mod Podge to the flat, inside panel of each hexagon.
Set aside to let dry completely, at least 30 minutes.
Download the Bathroom Decal svg file from EJ's Fun Crafting.
Upload into your cutting software.
Size the decals to fit your hexagons. Mine are sized at about 4.25 inches wide.
Send the decals to cut. You will be cutting the offsets (backgrounds) from white vinyl and the top layers from the color pieces of vinyl. (See YouTube video for a visual of how to set up your mats.)
Use the transfer tape to layer each color word decal to the corresponding white decal.
***BE SURE THAT THE MOD PODGE IS TOTALLY DRY BEFORE PROCCEEDIING***
Using the transfer tape, add one layered decal to each of the 4 hexagons.
Style and enjoy!
You probably noticed in the how-to above that I kind of messed up. I didn’t know that I was actually going with white as an accent color. You have to remember that I am NOT an interior designer.
I had painted my hexagons completely blue. It wasn’t until I thought that I had finished the first one, the one that says “wash” that I realized something just wasn’t right. I medium panicked and was kind of ready to just toss them out.
Instead, I took seemed to me like a big chance, and added the white. That did it! That’s when I felt like I could really take on this home re-do project.
I’ve never really had a specific decor style. But now I feel like I can manage to work on making my house the home I want for myself and my family. Of course, there are things that I’d rather buy than re-create. Here are a few blue and white bathroom items I found at Walmart.
You can find a video tutorial for these DIY bathroom signs on my YouTube channel.
I’m looking forward to sharing more about decorating my new home with you all. So, stay tuned!
If you have ideas, suggestions, or just a little kind encouragement, (please be kind) I’d love to hear from you. I am EJsFunCrafting on all platforms.