DIY Wooden Sign

6 Materials
30 Minutes

Make your own budget savvy wooden sign for any area of your home with these super easy steps!

DIY Budget Savvy Wooden Sign

  1. The first thing I did was paint my panel with black spray paint. It took about two coats to get the coverage I wanted. While that was drying I cut the 1X2X8 into 4 pieces to go around the panel.
  2. Once you have the 4 edge pieces cut, stain them with your choice of stain. I like to use Minwax personally. To stain these pieces I used an old rag and simply wiped the stain on making sure it was even.

3. Fit the 4 pieces around the panel, apply wood glue & hold them into place with clamps. Then secure them with a few finishing nails.

4.You can use stencils or vinyl for your lettering. I chose to use vinyl. You could even use regular stickers if you prefer.

Ta-Da fancy wood sign for half the cost of a pre-made one! This sign in stores is upwards of $60 but only $10 to make this super easy way!

Suggested materials:
  • 1X2X8 Whitewood Board   (Lowes)
  • Paint Grade Panel   (Lowes)
  • Black Spray Paint   (Lowes)
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  • Anthony Tripodi Anthony Tripodi on Apr 10, 2019

    How did you cut the vinyl? It would probably be easy with something like a Cricut. Do you think it could be done with an Exacto knife?

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