After an amazing time at Haven Conference this year, I came home with so many amazing goodies! I wanted to make use of the items I received while there so I decided to work on a little DIY project and came up with this Welcome Sign for your porch.
Materials used for the welcome sign for your front porch
Working on projects is a passion of mine so, one thing I am never lacking is wood. After I found a flat piece large enough for the sign I had in mind, I got to work! Staining the board with the Amy Howard stain given to us in our “swag bag” was so simple and applied like a dream. Loved the color it produced in one easy step.
Next, I went to word documents and looked through fonts and decided on one. I made the lettering larger and printed it out on regular paper. It split the wording up on separate sheets because of font size. I had to cut the paper sides to fit my wording of “Welcome” together. Then, I secured the pieces of paper to one another using the Frog tape that was also included in our swag.
Sign Stencil Printed From Word Documents
Using regular chalk, I rubbed it all over the back of the lettering of my paper print out. I then put the chalk side down on my board and traced the letters with a pencil. Once you removed your stencil, you will have a chalk outline of the lettering you can now paint! Super simple and free!
Included in the swag bag was a cup from Crate and Pallet. The cup was surrounded by a very small wood crate that I sawed in half. I applied those halves to either side of my “Welcome” wording with wood glue. Then, I painted the border, the small wood crate and the lettering using Fusion Paints that were given to me while at the conference.
Finally, I added a subtle detail to the four corners with wood decals included in my Swag Bag. I attached some screws to the back and hung it on my porch! Just by adding a little live greenery cut from my trees on my property, it gave it a textured look. I love having options to update existing pieces as the seasons and holidays change. It’s a cheap yet fun way to change around your decor.
I change out vases, baskets and so much more with both faux and real greenery. Throw blankets are another inexpensive swap you can use to create a seasonal change without having to change much else.
Here’s the Completed Welcome Sign Project
What have you been creating?
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You can see another fun DIY tutorial I shared here.
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