DIY Welcome Sign

DIY Welcome Sign

Hi there! I know it’s been awhile, the first semester of graduate school really took over my life. One of the hardest things about moving across the country is leaving behind things that arent completely necessary for school or living. So I had to leave behind all of my crafting supplies and really felt lost without them.

But now that I’m finally able to come up for air from school, I wanted to ease back into crafting. I needed to make something with my hands that wouldn’t require too much time or thought. Now that I’m in a new apartment, I also had to start over with decoration, so I wanted to make a DIY welcome sign!

Materials:

DIY Welcome Sign

Whitewashed Wood Plaque | Home Decor Chalk Paint in Sage | Craft Smart Paint in Stormy Gray | Variety of Paint Brushes | Tape

Procedures:

DIY Welcome Sign

Use tape to mark off an area you want to paint with the sage chalk paint. I used clear tape but would not recommend that. I used it because I only had that on hand at the time. Use blue tape or something that won’t pick up paint when you peal it away.

DIY Welcome Sign

In this case, the clear tape was helpful with adding some extra distressing to the wood plaque when I removed it!

DIY Welcome Sign

Use a pencil to lightly outline the word “WELCOME” onto the sign. I suggest starting with the W and E at the end of the word first to help with spacing the rest of the letters out.

DIY Welcome Sign

Paint on the letters in the color of your choice. I stuck with the sage chalk paint here!

DIY Welcome Sign

The nice thing about chalk paint is that it dries super fast! There’s barely any downtime waiting for coats of paint to try before I can start again.

DIY Welcome Sign

Use tape again to mark off a space to add some highlighting with the Stormy Gray acrylic paint.

DIY Welcome Sign

With acrylic paint, unlike with chalk paint, it’s a good idea to let the paint dry to the touch before removing the tape.

DIY Welcome Sign

Add some additional highlighting to the lettering with the gray paint. I found using the length of a flat brush to work best for me. You may like using a small round or rigger brush.

DIY Welcome Sign

Allow all the paint to dry, then add a sealer coat of paint if you’d like.

DIY Welcome Sign

Add on a ribbon or rope of your choice so you can hang your finished sign!

DIY Welcome Sign

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