I am a sucker for cute signs. Lately I have been seeing a ton of home signs around and thought I’d try making one of my own. So today I am going to show you how to make a home sign using Dollar Tree supplies. It was actually really easy and turned out so cute. I also used a small Grapevine wreath that I bought at Hobby Lobby and wrapped a little greenery around it for a little something extra cute.
I have to say I’m surprised how cute this one turned out. I’m still little stumped as to where I want to put it though. I’m thinking it may go in my kitchen somewhere, but I’m not totally sure yet. What do you think? Where should I put this cute sign?
- Sign from Dollar Tree
- white chalk paint
- paint brushes
- antique wax or stain
- sand paper
- grapevine wreath
- Mod Podge
Step 1: Paint the board with white chalk paint and allowed to dry. Originally, I planned on using this as a double-sided sign, but then I later decided to add twine. So, if you want to go ahead and paint the back as well. This will just give you a more finished look.
Step 2: Next I printed the letters HM&E on my printer. I can’t remember what size font I used, but I want to say it was 300. Each letter required its own sheet of paper. I also want to note that you’re going to want to let your printer ink dry for a little bit before doing this project. If not, your Ink will smear when you go to sand and Mod podge.
Step 3: Take each letter and rip around the edges. This will help to give more of a rustic look to your home sign. Once you have ripped each letter out, you can then Mod Podge them onto the sign. But, before Mod Podging them down, I like to add my Grapevine wreath just so I can get an idea of where I want everything to go. Allow to dry.
Step 4: You can then take a sheet of sandpaper over your project. I did sand over my letters, but you do want to be a little gentler when you do that. The goal is to rough them up, but not take them off. As you can see, I got a little carried away with my E, haha.
Step 5: After you are done sanding, you can now go over them with some antique wax to get that chippy wood look. To achieve this look you want to use a chippy paintbrush. Take the chippy paint brush and dip it into the antique wax, then brush some off and begin to brush it onto your project. You may want to test this on a scrap piece of paper before painting on your final project.
Step 6: Next, I decided this home sign needed a bow. I made my go to bow which is the refabbed from Brooke Riley. You can see that HERE on her YouTube tutorial.
After making the bow, I realized that I wish I would have moved the H on home down a little bit, but I still think this turned out super cute. I’m just telling you this, that way when you make your home sign you leave some room for a bow.
Step 7: thought I was done with this project at Step 6, but after looking at it I decided it needed a little something extra. So, I decided to wrap some twine around the one end of my home sign. I thought this was the perfect simple touch to complete this fun project. What do you think?
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube