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DIY wood painted signs

diy wood painted signs

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I love making this type of wooden signs.  I can pick the saying, pick the font and pick the colors.  And I promise they are much easier than you think!

Let me explain.

Choose your piece of wood.  If you don't like the wood the way it is, now is the time to paint it or add some stain to it so that it has time to dry before you are ready to add your saying or image. 

Decide on your image or saying.  Then use an image editor like, or any editing software you have to design your saying according to the size of your wood and in your choice of font and size. Once you are done, don't forget to save your image to your computer.

Where does the easy part come in?  Right here.  Just print it off!  Print off your image or saying and make sure it fits on your piece of wood.  Place your paper on top of your wood where you want your saying or image to go.  I would suggest taping it down so that it doesn't move and stays in place.  Then take a pen and trace around the outline of the image or the words using a good amount of pressure.  What you are trying to do is make an indent into the wood with your tracing.  I tried to take a picture, but I could not get the indent to show up well.

Then once you are all done it's just like coloring - use your paint and color in the lines!  Once it has dried completely you can also spray it with a coat of laquer to help protect the paint a bit better.

Here are a few more samples:

  surfboard sign

diy mermaid sign  happy fall y'all sign

This mermaid sign was done the same way, but we used this DIY for creating the shape of her.

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