A simple fall wood sign can be the anchor of your seasonal decor. Learn how to make this modern wood sign using scrap wood and vinyl. Plus find all kinds of 2×4 projects at the end of this post that are sure to inspire you to create.
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Today’s project is part of the monthly At Home DIY challenge. Each month I team up with a group of bloggers to bring you DIY projects that you can recreate at home. Find all of this month’s projects at the end of this post. This month we are working with 2x4s, wood that most of us have lying around. Well at least I do! I never get rid of my scrap wood (or scrap paper, vinyl, really anything!)
I do love a pretty wood sign. In fact I have a whole video series dedicated to making wood signs! These signs are the perfect way to update your decor for the season and can be used year after year.
Today I’m showing you how to turn two pieces of scrap wood into a pretty fall wood sign. To make this sign different from others I have created I am using rope to join to boards together. This gives the modern black and white theme a rustic edge.
The full tutorial is below. Here are some tips before you get started.
- Choose a rope that’s thick enough to hold the weight of the sign.
- Choose a drill bit that is slightly larger than the rope to drill holes in the boards.
- Always wait until the paint is completely dry before adding vinyl to a sign.
- When designing words for a wood sign, use this tutorial to turn any font into the perfect script font.
- Paint Brush
- Silhouette Cameo
- 1/2 inch drill bit
- Power drill
- Cut 2 x4 boards to 18 inches long.
- Mark holes for the rope on each board. Measure in from the outside 1 inch and space the holes evenly. Mark these spots with a pencil.
- Using a 1/2 inch spade bit and a power drill, drill holes through the 2x4 at the marked spot.
- Sand down the boards and holes until they are smooth and wipe away any excess sawdust
- Paint the boards high gloss black. When the paint is dry, move onto the next step.
- Design and cut the phrases using a Silhouette Cameo and matte white vinyl.
- Weed the vinyl and transfer the words to the boards using Contact paper or transfer paper.
- Thread the end of the rope through each set of holes leaving a good amount at the bottom.
- Determine how long you need the rope to be and cut the other end appropritely. Then thread the other end of rope down the other side of the wood boards.
- Tie square knots at the bottom of each end of the rope to secure the sign in place.
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I hope you found some inspiration in this post, there is so much you can do with a 2×4!
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