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Framing Wooden Sign DIY

Framed Wooden Signs are very popular decorations right now! Most people just run to the local Hobby Lobby and buy one from the wood section. However, there are those DIYers that love to make it themselves – and honestly it’s not that hard to do!

First, decide what size sign you want to use. Shane cut this sign to be 12×18. We’ve found that birchwood seems to be the best for signs.  Once you cut it and sand it, you can paint the sign that is going to be the front. I decided to go ahead and decorate my sign while Shane cut the frame.

When you measure the frame (1×2), make sure you take into account the added length of the frame. I didn’t do that so that means Shane had to cut twice. Sorry, honey!

Once you’ve cut the frame, paint it or stain it. Once it is dry, line the frame around the sign. Use a nail gun to attach the 1x2s to the sign. And Voila! You have a beautiful framed wooden sign!

Have you framed a wooden sign before? If you try this tutorial, leave us a picture of the finished product and let us know what you think!

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The perfect party gift!

Some weekends you have nothing to do and some weekends you have 4 parties in the same day! This weekend is 4 parties in the same day kind of weekend for me. Baby showers, birthday parties, gender reveals… all great opportunities to show someone how much you love them! We like to make your job easier by providing you with the homemade gift you don’t always have time to make.

For the baby shower, I used a small board that I found at Michaels. I painted the background white and the outside brown. After the background dried, I laid the stencil of antlers and painted it brown to match the outside of the board. Finally, I laid the stencil for the name and painted it green to match the nursery.

 

The birthday girl is turning 2 and she loves pink! She is a precious baby girl. I painted the background of the board pink. I got this cute little board from Michael’s, as well. I painted her last initial purple and her name light pink. Then I painted a flower in purple and pink to match. This is going to be so cute in her room!

And finally we have the gender reveal. The mom chose chic for girl and woodland creatures for boy. Now, this won’t always go over so smoothly for gender reveals, but I just so happen to be an insider so I could have the board painted to match the theme. I can’t wait for mom to see how precious this board turned out! I painted the board white and the outside light blue. I painted the woodland creatures and for the letters I painted ombre light blue to darker blue. I am in love with this sign!

 

We love how adorable these signs turned out. If something catches your eye or you have a sign you want us to paint, send us an email or visit the store and we can get the order placed for you. Have a great weekend!

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