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27 DIY Wood Signs Ideas To Decor Your Home

Check out these 27 DIY wood signs ideas to get you started on creating fascinating items to decorate your home and provide extra functionality.

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1. Make This Love Inspired Rustic DIY  Wooden Signs

Love inspires a lot of things; this Valentine inspired DIY wood sign is the ideal girly Valentine project. It involves using a rustic wood in making DIY signs with the letters “LOVE”.

DIY Rustic Wood Sign

What you would need

  • A pine board cut within the size of “12 by 15”.
  • A laser cut word of your choice. (in this case “love”, you can easily get this from Etsy.
  • Paint brushes and a small artist brush.
  • Glue gun
  • Sandpaper
  • Your desired color of fusion mineral paint. You can mix up different colors to get your desired color. Matte rose color obtained from a mixture of champagne, English Rose and Copper was used in this tutorial.

How to do it

First, you have to cut your wood to your desired size, using a saw. Here, it was cut between 12 by 15 inches. Next, sandpaper and smoothen the rough edges of the wood and remove any spot, then wipe to remove any accumulated dirt, before starting to paint.

Paint the laser cutter words your desired colour using the small brush, and paint the wood board with the Staalmeeter brush. You can paint several layers to attain better appearance.

When dried, get out the glue and gum the cut words to the wood board. Now you are done.

Get the complete tutorial at: rowhousenest.com

2. Beauty Out Of Junk–Make Garden Rake And Stenciled Wooden Potting Signs

Ever thought of doing something beautiful to entice everyone who looks at your door? Then this is the ideal project. It involves making diy wood sign from a broken bench and an old rake.

Beauty out of junk – make Garden rake and stenciled wooden potting signs

What you would need

  • Two pieces of reclaimed wood.
  • A stencil – (can be purchased from a stencil store.
  • Two colours of Fusion mineral paint.
  • An old rake
  • Palm sander

How to do it

First fix the two wood planks together and cut to the size of the stencil if necessary.

Then paint the wood surface, (especially where the stencil will cover) with casement white fusion paint to increase visibility. When dried, lay out the stencil and decide where to place the rake.

Then apply the stencil using the fusion chocolate paint, while avoiding the rake. Now using just the flower on the stencil, apply it to random places on the board for beautification. Lastly, use the palm sander to lightly hit the sign to give it a naturally weathered appearance.

Get the complete instructions at funkyjunkinteriors.net

3. Make Rustic DIY Wood Signs

Wooden signs come in handy when you need to specify certain things. Here, we would learn how to make a wooden sign using simple rustic wood and some other items.

Make Rustic DIY Wood Signs

What you would need

  • Any Wood board,
  • Fusion mineral paint, a light and dark color.
  • Printed paper.
  • An artist brush
  • Chalk
  • Pen or pencil

How to do it

First, cut the wood board to your desired size, wipe to remove dirt and then paint (if you like) in this tutorial, we didn’t paint the wood. Next, you need to create a graphic design of the sign you wish to make.  You can use any software, Canvas, Picmonkey, Pixel etc., to create this.  Select your desired font for each word and add a sketch of images. Select size; it should correlate with the size of your wood board, then print and tape all the papers together. Now rub the chalk to the back of the paper and place on the wood (this would transfer the impression on the wood). Then using the pencil or pencil, trace the outline of each letter or image on the printout onto the board.

Lastly, paint the letters or graphics using the artist brush. Use dark paint if you painted the board with light paint and vice versa.

Check out complete instructions at salvagedinspirations.com

4. Make Vintage Custom DIY Wood Signs

Everyone loves vintage, even you. This makes our exclusive list our wood pallet signs.

Make Vintage Custom DIY Wood Signs

What you would need

  • A piece of plywood (your desired size).
  • Sandpaper
  • Stencil (you can make this yourself, or purchase from a stencil store).
  • Fusion mineral paint – dark and light colours. We used cheesecake for the sign.
  • Spray or paint wax brush.

How to do it

First, cut plywood to the desired size, and we then used the sandpaper to smoothen the edges, before wiping to remove dirt and then painting the wood. You can apply several coats to cover wood completely.

Now you have to choose a color for your sign. Use a light shade, if wood is painted in the dark. You can achieve the vintage look, by using a damp towel to slightly wet distress the painted wood.

Next lay down your stencilled on the wood and dab, or spray.

See the complete tutorial at instructables.com 

5. Make a “JOY” Rustic Christmas DIY Wooden Sign

Christmas is a period of celebration, and this is the ideal DIY project to make your Christmas all the more fun. Get into the Christmas season mood making wooden signs that perfectly depicts it.

Make a “JOY” Rustic Christmas Sign

What you would need

  • Plywood
  • Fusion paint for the board and another colour for signs.
  • Painting brush
  • Wood letters (you can get these from Walmart or Etsy). We got the letters “JOY” from Walmart.
  • Glue

How to do it

First paint wood to desired color. Then paint each wooden letter using desired colors. Now apply the glue to the signs and gum them to the wood.  You can add some Christmas jewellery to beautify.

Find the detail plan at designdreamsbyanne.blogspot.ca

6. Make a Beach >> City DIY Wood Sign

Ever wanted to make a direction sign to tell people which way leads to which? In this diy project, you will make a sign with the inscription Beach and city.

DIY City wood sign

What you would need

  • Wood board
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • 18V ONE+ Ryobi tools
  • Desired colours of paint.
  • Sticker nail gun
  • Carpenter glue

How to do it

First cut the wood board into your desired size using a saw blade, then trace your desired letters on the plywood, before proceeding to cut it in with the Silhouette Cameo. Then sand the edge and paint.  A light coat of Minwax Pickling was used here.

Next is to cut the triangles for the sign arrowhead using either a blade or the Silhouette Cameo. Then use the nail gun to pin the sign arrow to the wood board. Then you can still a big hole on the board hanging it using 18V ONE+ Ryobi tools. Then the BEACH sign is set.

To make the CITY sign, you just have to make a stencil with letters “CITY” and then dab it to the wood. You can also beautify with other colors

Tutorial: diypassion.com

7. Make a Creative Welcome DIY Pallet Sign

Beautiful and creative welcome diy wood sign may be all you need to get all your visitors smiling while coming into your home. This is the perfect diy wood sign to beautify your home and give your house the classy look.

Make a creative Welcome pallet Sign

 What you would need

  • A smooth, thick wood
  • Metals to decorate
  • Nail shooter
  • Scrabble tiles
  • Tiny plywood for the frame.

How to do it

Firstly, cut your smooth hardwood to the desired size and then, paint with your preferred colour. After drying, lay down the metal and frame and gum or nail to wood. Then using the scrabble tile, arrange the letters  “WELCOME” and glue to the board.  Your welcome sign is already, you can decorate with flowers.

Tutorial: designdreamsbyanne.blogspot.ca

8. Make this Amazing “Coffee first” Sign For All Coffee Lovers

If you are a coffee lover, you will love this coffee sign. Hang it up in your kitchen so that everyone would know about your love for coffee.

Make this Amazing “Coffee first” Sign

What you would need

  • Wood board
  • A backward Stencils
  • Paint, two colours.
  • Sponge brush

How to do it

First, paint your wood and then place the stencil, on the wood and apply paint using the sponge brush. Also, tape the edges of the wood and apply the lint to create a frame design.

Tutorial: creativeramblingsblog.com

9. Make a Creative a House Number DIY Wooden Sign

Give your house a class of its own by making diy signs with your house number.

Make a Creative a Wooden House Number Sign

What you would need

  • Wood board
  • Wood or rubber letter. This should be the house number. Here, we are using  925.
  • Gum

How to do it

First, cut your wood to a nice size.  It should be in a portrait format. You can paint the wood if you want. When dried, apply the gum to the wooden letters and gum to create your beautiful house number.

See the step by by step video instructions at : shadesofblueinteriors.com 

10. Outdoor Grill Set Holder and DIY Wood Sign

Making wood signs is quite easy, and so would be keeping your grill sets all together With this DIY project.

Outdoor Grill Set Holder and Sign

What you would need

  • Wood
  • Knob
  • Ageing solution
  • Spray Paint
  • Vinyl
  • Grill set

How to do it

You have to first paint your wood with the ageing solution using a paintbrush. Then design your vinyl, set it on the wood and spray all over with the painting spray. When dried the vinyl to create a backwards stencil. Drill holes into the wood and fix the knobs, you can then hang your grill set.

Tutorial: lilluna.com

11. Make  This “Gather” Custom DIY Wood Signs

A beautiful design is all you need to get the place lightening.

Custom DIY Wood Signs

What you would need

  • A wooden plank 12” by 12.”
  • Gather design
  • Transfer paper
  • Paintbrushes
  • Cutting machine
  • Vinyl

How to do it

Firstly, you would paint the wood with any colour of your choice. We used white while making this one. Nest, you have to design the “GATHER” graphic using any graphics software, we used silhouette studio for this one. The filter feature was used to convert the design to a traceable image which the silhouette can read and printed transfer papers to create a vinyl. Next cut the edges of the vinyl place and hold it to the plank and then lightly paint it around with black finish paint (as this case in this one). Remove the vinyl after drying to reveal the fantastic design.

Tutorial: thecasualcraftlete.com

12. Make Romantic “Key To My Heart” DIY Wood Pallet Signs

Another love inspired diy wood sign to spice up your romance.

Make Romantic “Key To My Heart” Wood Pallet Signs

What you would need

  • Wood board
  • Paint
  • Stain
  • Sandpaper
  • Metal key
  • Brush
  • Paper
  • pencil

How to do it

Start out by cutting the wood sign to your desired size. Then sandpaper the edges to smoothen it. Wipe the dust off the wood and apply the stain. Now draw a heart sketch on the paper concerning the wood size (you can fold the paper in half and cut to attain a heart shape). Then give the paper a light touch of white to give it a creamy look. When dry, place the key over the paper using a small nail. That’s it.

See the details at : lovegrowswild.com

13. Make a Jar Pallet Art DIY Wood Sign

Pallet signs are always expressive. Create a DIY beautiful jar pallet art or for any other object.

Make a Jar Pallet Art

What you would need

  • Wood board
  • Saw
  • Screws
  • Pencils
  • Krylon chalky finish.
  • White colored Elmer paint
  • American graphite white paint and gloss spray.

How to do it

First, you use screws to join the board together from the back. Then you paint the front with the Krylon chalky finish. Next, you draw a jar on the wood. You can draw just about anything and color it using the American graphite white paint. Then design it to your liking. You can create an art pallet of any item of your choice using this method.

Tutorial: thecountrychiccottage.net

14. Make a Coat Hook Wooden Shelf

Keeping your coat would become fun with this farmhouse-inspired the DIY project. A coat shelf made from iron hanger and wood.

Make a Coat Hook Wooden Shelf

What you would need

  • Reclaimed wood
  • Wire cutter
  • Sandpaper
  • Fusion mineral paint
  • Stencil
  • Wire hanger

How to do it

Cut the wire hanger, where they straightened out after the twisted join. Then cut four blocks from the acclaimed wood and sand the edges. Now make a stencil with the word “FALL” and dab each letter on one block of the acclaimed wood using the fusion mineral paint. Then connect the shelf, attach the wood blocks with screws and also screw down the hanger with a bracket on top.

Tutorial: funkyjunkinteriors.net

15. Create a Love Rope DIY Wooden Sign

Make a sign – Speaking the language of love is always easy with custom wood signs.This project is easy to make and can be replicated to create other designs.

Create a Love Rope DIY Wooden Sign

What you would need

  • Wood
  • Hot glue gun
  • Heavy twine
  • Screw

How to do it

Firstly, attach your wood to each other from the back with wood and screw. Lay down your board and make a hand sketch of your proffered design on it. Now apply hot glue and follow the outline all through with a long twine to create a fantastic design.

Find the detail at : funkyjunkinteriors.net

16. Create An Antique “HOME” Custom DIY Wood Sign

“Nowhere like home” is only said better with an antique diy wood sign.

Create An Antique “HOME” Custom Sign

What you would need

  • Wood board
  • Stain
  • White paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Paintbrush
  • Stencil (can purchase from the store or make it yourself).

How to do it

First, cut your board into a 10” by 24”, and then apply the stain all over. When dried, arrange your “HOME” stencil on the wood and either spray with spray paint or apply white paint. Now remove the stencil or vinyl to reveal the classic design.

See the complete plan at : 504main.com

17. Create a Mossy Spring DIY Wooden Sign

Easy to make, perfectly beautiful pallet sign with the word “Spring”.

Create a Mossy Spring DIY Wooden Sign

What you would need

  • Wood letters for “SPRING.”
  • Paintbrush
  • Frame
  • Moss mat
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paint tray
  • White paint
  • Scrapbook flower
  • Scissors

How to do it

First, dismantle the frame and paint it with white paint, also paint every part of the wood letters with white paint.

Now cut your moss and cardboard according to the size of the frame, and then glue the cardboard to the moss; then attach both to the frame and arrange and glue down individual wood letters. You can add a pop of yellow flower as a dot for the “i”.

Tutorial: craftcuts.com

18. Make a Pallet Logo DIY Board Sign

How to make wooden sign with your projector. Easily Print your logo or any art on a wood board.

Make a Pallet Logo Board Sign
Image source: salvagedinspirations.com

What you would need

  • Wood board
  • Screws
  • Stain
  • Laminated printout
  • Pencil
  • White paint
  • Artist brush

How to do it

First, you have to join the wood together using wood and screw, then sand it a bit and wipe the dirt with a soft cloth. You would apply the stain on the wood and wait for it to dry.  After that, I printed my logo design on a laminating sheet, and then attached it to my projector. The projector is convenient for such printing as you can easily increase or reduce the size. I traced the reflection of the logo with a pencil, before painting it with white paint using an artist brush. That’s it.

Tutorial: craftcuts.com

19. Create a “Hello Sunshine” DIY Wood Sign

Nothing beats the refreshing feel of sighting the sun in the morning; Make this DIY wood sign to beautify your home.

Create a “Hello Sunshine” DIY Wood Sign

What you would need

  • Wood board
  • Black Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Stencil

How to do it

This DIY project is all about freehand drawing and in this case the sun. After cleaning your wood, then start painting, the goal here is to create a sun design on the wood. After, you would make a stencil of the outline “Hello”, and then dab it on the wood with green paint. There you have it, “Hello sunshine”, It can be hung on the pouch.

Tutorial: lifeasathrifter.blogspot.hu

20. Make a Wood Sign With Calligraphic Quote

Want to know how to make wooden sign with your favorite quotes on it? See how it’s done.

Make a Wood Sign With Calligraphic Quote

What you would need

  • Wood board
  • Plywood for frame
  • Paint for lettering
  • Paint for plywood
  • Wood stain
  • Small paint brush
  • Saw
  • Clamps

How to do it

Use the saw to cut the work to your desired size and cut the plywood into small shape accordingly.

Then paint the frame all white and use the stain on the plywood. Now its time attaches the framing to the wood; you can do this with a nail using a hammer.

Now to lettering, print out the calligraphic quote according to the size of the wood and then trace onto the wood using pencil. After that, use the small brush to paint the letter with black paint carefully.

Find the instructions at : angelamariemade.com

21. Make a Farmhouse Inspired DIY Wooden Shelf Sign

Keeping your coat would become fun with this farmhouse-inspired DIY project. Nothing beats custom wood signs like these.

Make a Farmhouse Inspired DIY Wooden Shelf Sign

What you would need

  • Reclaimed wood
  • Wire cutter
  • Sandpaper
  • Fusion mineral paint
  • Stencil
  • Wire hanger

How to do it

Cut the wire hanger, where they straightened out after the twisted join. Then cut four blocks from the acclaimed wood and sand the edges. Now make a stencil with the word “FALL” and dab each letter on one block of the acclaimed wood using the fusion mineral paint. Then connect the shelf, attach the wood blocks with screw and also screw down the hanger with a bracket on top.

Tutorial: funkyjunkinteriors.net

22. Create Unique Heart Hanging DIY Wood Signs

Another love inspired wood sign. Make a sign of a wooden heart designed in bright colors.

Create Unique Heart Hanging DIY Wood Signs
DIY wood sign Image source: lakegirlpaints.blogspot.com

What you would need

  • Wood Board
  • Nail
  • Brown paint
  • Saw blade and white colors Ribbon ton hang

How to do it

Trace and Cut the wood board into a heart shape, then paint with brown paint.  After it dries, then divide into different parts, and design with the white and red paint.

Check out the tutorial: lakegirlpaints.blogspot.com

23. Makes Beautiful Grandparent/Grandkids DIY Wood Sign

Grandkids indeed make grandparents “grand” diy signs that perfectly illustrate the grandparents- grandchildren relationship.

Makes Beautiful Grandparent/Grandkids DIY Wood Sign

What you would need

  • Wooden board
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Artist brush and foam
  • Cutting Mat
  • Vinyl
  • Glue gun
  • Transfer Tape
  • Clothespins of various colors

How to do it

First, you sand the board and then give it a light coat of paint using the foam brush. Then you have to design and print the graphics and cut it with the Silhouette Cameo. After cutting, you would dab the vinyl to the board using various bright colors. The brown color was used for the “GRANDKIDS” and make life” vinyl while using various bright colors s for the “grand”. Finally, you would glue an exciting selection of mini clothespins, to make it easier to swap photo.

Tutorial: wherethesmileshavebeen.com

24. Make An Antique DIY Wood Pallet Sign

Make An Antique DIY Wood Pallet Sign

What you would need

  • A wide board, at least 12” long
  • Acrylic craft paint – at least three different colours.
  • Artist brush
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • transfer paper
  • pen
  • sandpaper
  • soft furniture wax
  • Soft brush
  • Drill with driver bit
  • 2 D-ring hangers
  • Hammer and nails

How to do it

Firstly, cut the wood to the desired size using saw blade and then, paint with desired colors.

Use graphic software to design the graphics and print.  Then place the transfer papers under the printed paper and print. Now use the artist brush to paint the traced words with white paint gently, you can also use the brush to paint a border as well.  Also,  you can create a shadow for the words, apply wood wax to cover some parts of the word,  then sandpaper to give attain an antic look.  Lastly, drill a hole into the wood to attach the ribbon used for hanging.

See the details at : missmustardseed.com

25. Make A Standing Directional DIY Wood Sign

How to Make wooden sign that shows directions.

Make a standing directional wood sign

What you would need

  • Wood
  • Hammer and nails
  • Saw blade

How to do it

First, you would cut your wood into several pieces. The first piece would be rectangular; this would contain the welcome sign. The next four pieces should also be rectangular, but with an arrow-like shape for each.

Now it’s time to create the post, cut out 5 feet for the post and 12 inches for each leg. Now attach the legs to the post using nails and then add the signs,  with the welcome sign on top. Perfect, you just have to decide which direction to add and where.

Find the detail at : woodified.blogspot.com

26. A Garden Tools Hanger DIY Wooden Sign

There is no better way to keep track of your gardening tools than to have a place to hang them. This is a farmhouse inspire diy wood sign that brings extra functionality to your home.

A Garden Tools Hanger DIY Wooden Sign

What you need

  • Wood board
  • White and green paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Wax
  • Metal Hooks
  • Screw
  • Garden tools.

How to do it

First, you would sand the board and give it a light touch of green. Get your letter wording and paint it white. When dried attach letters to board using glue, then use the wax to distress the letterings and the board surface. Also, distress the metal hook applying the wax and then before attaching one to both edges of the board with nails. Now it’s time to hang your gardening tools.

Tutorial : elegantnest.blogspot.co.uk

27. Create a DIY Welcome Sign Using From Frame

Welcome visitors to your home in grand style. One of the easiest wooden signs to make.

Create a DIY Welcome Sign Using From Frame

What you need

  • A picture frame that has glass on it.
  • Scissors
  • “Welcome” wooden lettering (you can get at Walmart or Etsy).
  • Acrylic paint
  • A large piece of scrapbook
  • Paintbrush
  • glue gun
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Vinyl for Silhouette

How to do it

Firstly, paint the “welcome” lettering with any color of your choice, you can give it a couple of coats to cover it perfectly. After that,  you cut the scrapbook to the size of the frame and design it as you desire,  before putting it into the frame. Next, you have to design and print out your vinyl with your preferred words and then cut it. Now,  you should glue the “welcome lettering to the frame, (on top of the glass), and then print the vinyl on the top right and bottom right part of the structure. There you have it,  a perfect welcome sign.

Find the project details at : theamericanpatriette.com

These DIY projects would get you started on creating exceptional Dixie’s for your home.  Check them out again and choose which to begin with.

About Jessica Susan

Jessican Susan is an interior designer and art lover. She is a passionate writer and blogger. She loves to write and share her inspirational ideas on home decorating, craft, gardening and diy projects.

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