Oversized Welcome Front Door Sign|No Stencil Needed!

10 Materials
$25
30 Minutes
Easy
I took this plain piece of wood and created an interesting way to greet my guests!! See below. Super easy and fast.
I got a piece of wood from Lowes 6ft long (72 inches), 1 inch thick and 12 inches wide. This cost me around $12. They didn't need to cut it, I got it right off of the shelf. This wood does not need to be sanded, its already Smooth.
I stained the entire board using General Finishes Gel stain in Java. However, any stain will work for this. I let this dry over night.
I also picked up a piece of 1/4" X2.5"X 12" and I cut it down to 6" using my hand saw to make 2 pieces. I'm going to attach these to either end of the large board.
I stained these pieces using my General Fishes Stain in Java as well. I let this sit over night.
I used Liquid Nails to apply the two 1/4" pieces to the main board.
I measured 1.5 inches from the Botton and from the top of the large board and places attached the 1/4" boards. The tape is optional. I removed it after everything was dry.
While the board was drying, I started painting my letters. I picked up these wood letters from Walmart and painted thew white using chalk paint. They can also be spray painted.
I measured and marked where the letters should go on the board. Each letter is 8 inches and I wanted 1 in between each letter so I measured and marked a line every 9 inches from the top to the bottom of the board. I placed my letter on top of each line.
I added some embellishment with this glitter ribbon I got this on clearance last year after the fall season.
I wrapped and attached the ribbon around the top and Botton of the 1/4" board using hot glue. I used some twine to tie off the center of the ribbon.
I applied a top coat of polyurethane and I must say I love the way it came out.
I love the way this looks at my front door! Now I just need to get busy on the rest of my front door refresh project! lol
I love the way this looks at my front door! Now I just need to get busy on the rest of my front door refresh project! lol

Suggested materials:

  • 1" X 12"X72" board   (Lowes)
  • 1/4 X2.5"X12"   (Lowes)
  • Ribbon   (Kirklands)
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  • Theorganicfanatic Theorganicfanatic on Aug 06, 2017
    Did you use liquid nails to apply the lettering?

    • Deborah Deborah on Aug 06, 2017
      Liquid nails was included in the materials used list.

    • Dezinefun Dezinefun on Aug 06, 2017
      Yes, I used liquid nails for the letters as well.

    • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Aug 07, 2017
      @Theorganicfanatic, sometimes several of us think of the same question at the same time, and sometimes there is a short lapse in time before the questions get posted. We don't see our exact question is the same as someone else's until they come up together. No need to be embarrassed or chastised. @Dezinefun answered both questions graciously. I wouldn't have thought about liquid nails. That's in my husband's tool drawer. I have a dozen different glues and adhesives so I would use whichever waterproof glue appealed to me. And I coat almost everything with some kind of sealer when I'm through. I love the welcome sign but mine would be smaller and sit in a flowerpot or something. When it rains, my tiny porch is soaked, including the welcome mats. But I want one of these signs soon! Best wishes 😇

  • Theorganicfanatic Theorganicfanatic on Aug 06, 2017
    Did you use liquid nails to apply the lettering?

    • Lisa Lisa on Aug 06, 2017
      I put my house numbers out using wooden numbers much like the letters they used. I caulked around them and used one nail on top and one on bottom. My numbers were relatively expensive, like $4 each. I see they left this out of their material list. This project could really add up. Good luck.

    • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Aug 06, 2017
      Lisa, Wood letters are the last item on the list. They were not left off.

    • Donna Donna on Aug 06, 2017
      The wood letters at Walmart are less than $2 each

    • Dezinefun Dezinefun on Aug 06, 2017
      Yes, I used liquid nails to apply the letters as well. The letters are $1.88 at Walmart.

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  • Car Rey Car Rey on Jan 24, 2018
    This is the cutest idea ! So you just add a different embellishment for each season. Brilliant!

  • Janet Janet on Nov 13, 2020

    Thank you, my project turned out great! I will be adding my Christmas decorations next!!!

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