Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DIY Quick & Easy Wood Sign

I've been working on finishing my gallery wall now since we moved in, over 6 months ago! It's safe to say that there are a few spots in need of some love...or art, or pictures, or pretty much anything! 
I've been wanting a wood sign for a while that had either our last name or the year of our marriage. I've order some for friends off Etsy but never got around to ordering one for myself. Then I thought, heck, I could make one for way less than ordering one... & by way less I mean under $5! 
  • 1 Wood Garden Trellis (6ft x 2ft) {I found mine at the 99 Cent Only Store)
  • Choice colored rope
  • 2 Choice paint colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Open trellis and break off any pieces to make the desired shape. I wanted a perfect rectangle so I broke off  4 top and bottom pieces.
  • Cut 2 equally long pieces of rope.
  • Wrap the rope around each end of the wood, securing the wood in place. 
  • Tie a knot at each end before wrapping.
  • Paint wood panel with 1-2 coats of paint and let dry.
  • Using second color of paint, write desired text on panel. Let dry.
  • When all paint has dried, add a hanging bracket on the back of the panel.
  • Find an awesome spot and hang your creation and enjoy! 


  1. This is adorable! I love how it turned out!

  2. I'm collecting things for a gallery wall right now! They are so cute and such a great way to incorporate all kinds of art.

  3. That wood sign looks great on your wall!! I love projects like this!!

  4. You found that great wood at the 99 Cent Store? It has so much potential! I love when you find awesome stuff like that at the dollar store. :) And your sign is really cute.

  5. This is so cute, and so easy! I need to try!

  6. Well that's a great way to make your own sign! Thanks for the idea!

  7. This is a really cute idea! It would also be cute outside in the garden :)

  8. So cute! I LOVE posts like these :)

  9. How cute it this? Very cute. I have been wanting a sign like this for my laundry room for a long time...thanks to you, I can now make one. Pinning now. We would love for you to share with us at Party in Your PJs, our weekly Link Party

  10. Great idea. I love it when it all comes together, and for less than $5? Priceless!!! Love it.

  11. What a great idea!! Love this, my mind is thinking of all the different things I could write on it!

  12. This looks so incredible! I'm always so amazed by your talent. Pinned and tweeted. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm and party with us! It is so super fun to see what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

  13. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

  14. I love the wood sign! Thanks for sharing at Motivational Monday :)