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DIY Fall Wood Sign with Vinyl

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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!)

2x4 DIY fall wood sign with vinyl

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.

DIY fall wood sign with vinyl supplies

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.
2x4 DIY fall wood sign with vinyl

DIY Fall Wood Sign with Vinyl

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 hour
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate

A simple fall wood sign made with 2x4 scrap wood, rope and vinyl.



  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush
  • Pencil
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Sandpaper
  • 1/2 inch drill bit
  • Power drill


  1. Cut 2 x4 boards to 18 inches long.
  2. 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. DIY fall wood sign with vinyl and rope
  3. Using a 1/2 inch spade bit and a power drill, drill holes through the 2x4 at the marked spot.
  4. Sand down the boards and holes until they are smooth and wipe away any excess sawdust
  5. Paint the boards high gloss black. When the paint is dry, move onto the next step.
  6. Design and cut the phrases using a Silhouette Cameo and matte white vinyl.
  7. Weed the vinyl and transfer the words to the boards using Contact paper or transfer paper. DIY fall wood sign with vinyl autumn skies pumpkin pies How to make a DIY fall wood sign with vinyl
  8. Thread the end of the rope through each set of holes leaving a good amount at the bottom. Rope DIY fall wood sign with vinyl
  9. 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.
  10. Tie square knots at the bottom of each end of the rope to secure the sign in place. DIY fall wood sign with rope and vinyl

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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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Wednesday 28th of August 2019

I love this idea with the rope for seasonal decor! Such a great project Sarah, thanks for sharing!


Tuesday 20th of August 2019

This is such a simple way to make a sign... so creative! I need to whip one up for my living room.

Christine Cook

Saturday 17th of August 2019

Beautiful signs Sarah!! I want some for my place!!

Toni | Girl, Just DIY!

Friday 16th of August 2019

Ah, so cute, I live this saying! Great idea threading them together like that to hang.


Thursday 15th of August 2019

I love your signs, Sarah! This is a perfect 2x4 project just in time for fall. Thank you for sharing.

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