Barn Wood Welcome State Sign for Dollars!

by Knelso18
3 Materials
1 Hour
If you go to any craft sale or craft store you see these type of signs. Welcome signs with your home state somewhere in the wording. They even make state necklaces, T-shirt’s, etc.
So working of that idea, I make a welcome sign with my state (Minnesota) as the O. I made this sign for dollars! Super easy to do your self as I have a trick to teach you about how to make perfect letter stencils. No Circuit machine needed here... And you do not need to be a perfect painter to do this. I am not but find this super easy and looks so good.
If you were to buy this somewhere weather it be from a store or online you would pay a small bundle.
I was able to find pieces of barn wood at a flea market for $1.00 a foot. I think this sign was about 4', so total to me $4...
Here is the step by step way to make a great entry way sign or really anywhere you want. I chose to make my sign weather proof and for my front doorway.
OK, so my camera lost many of my pictures. But here is what you do to make these perfect letters. Print off from your computer the words or letters you want, regular paper nothing special. Then, on the back side of the paper rub any color of chalk on it. Then place paper on the wood with the chalk side DOWN. Then use a pencil to lightly trace the letters/word. You will have a perfect stencil of the letter. Then I used acrylic paint, cheap $.98 cent stuff to paint in the letters using the chalk as my guide. This picture shows after I have painted.
I wanted to add alittle something to the top of my sign. I took burlap mesh and cut in small squares, approx. 3".
Gathered the end up...
Hot glued it to the board and made sure it was secure...
Kept doing this to get a nice circle that was full. I used 4 pieces for my design.
Then added some fake babies breath that I got at the dollar store, and then added the sunflower that I also found at the dollar store.
Finished decorative piece on top.
Inside what my sign looked like...
Outside on my step after finished coats of 2 polyurethane. Nothing special brand wise and applied with regular brush... It did give the barn wood a darker appearance than the rustic. But being I wanted outside, needed to protect it.
Hope you like it and sorry for the lost pictures...
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  • Tracye Fredendall Tracye Fredendall on Nov 13, 2019

    What is the shape of the o suppose to be ?? You're state possibly??? I will be making mine soon...thanks

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