A large wood welcome sign seems like the perfect way to greet guests at my front door. I’ve wanted one of these big signs for years and finally set out to make my own. It cost just a few dollars and is a wonderful addition to a Spring front porch. Watch how easy it is to make and learn how you can create your own.
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My front porch always looks so sad and bare when Spring rolls around. I jump at the first hint of warm weather and use this time to add color and life to my porch. I’ll show you my full Spring porch soon, when it’s safe to plant annuals, but for now let’s take a look at how I made this welcome sign.
- 1×10 piece of wood, 6 feet long
- Spray paint in white and gray
- Letter stencils
- Temporary spray adhesive
- Spray sealer
A 6 foot board because fits my porch perfectly, but this project can be scaled to fit your needs.
I started by sanding down any rough edges of the board, then adding a few coats of satin white spray paint. As the white paint dried, I used my Silhouette to create letter stencils. I chose a simple stencil font and cut each letter from a 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper. Nothing fancy here! I didn’t need to invest in reusable stencils, all I needed was a something simple for a one time use.
To ensure I got crisp lines with these paper stencils I used a temporary adhesive on the back and stuck each letter to the wood board. Once the stencils were laid out as I wanted them, I sprayed a few very light coats of gray spray paint over the letters. I waited for the paint to dry a bit between each coat. When I was happy with the color I pulled off and discarded the stencils. I was left with nice lines and a big bold welcome sign!
Once the gray paint was dry, letting it rest overnight is best, I added a few light coats of sealer to protect my sign. You can find out why I chose this sealer and what sealer is best for your wood signs here.
This welcome sign is the perfect addition to my porch, it welcome guests and adds some much needed interest to the front yard.
Stay tuned for the full front porch reveal, just as soon as the weather cooperates and I’m able to plant some flowers.
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