We are in full blown wedding week for my sister and I have had so much fun making things for decorating the reception. We made this DIY Pallet Wall and then we needed some things to decorate it with. We have pictures and frames and even some dream catchers. Today I’m sharing this DIY wooden sign with you too.
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My sister just gave me a saying she loved and I went to work putting it on a sign. The great thing about it is I used supplies I already had. I started with a spare piece of 1×6 which is really 5.5 inches wide. The board was already cut to 37 inches and it ended up being the perfect size!
I stained it using Classic Grey (affiliate link) by Minwax. We used this stain for the pallet wall and it is quickly becoming my favorite stain.
Next I set up my Silhouette machine for 5.5 x 37 so I could see how the letters fit. I can’t cut that size with the Silhouette portrait but I can at least get them laid out. I then copy each word onto a normal size cut out. I used the font Vanilla Daisy but you can use any script font. I also selected all of the words, right clicked, and selected weld in order to connect each of the letters within each word.
Using transfer tape I was able to place each word onto the board. Just make sure to let the stain completely dry or the vinyl won’t stick. I waited a couple of hours but over night is better. By creating the 5.5 x 37 inch display on the Silhouette design studio I was able to know exactly where to place the letters. Meaning I knew the bottom of the words needed to be 1.5 inches from the bottom of the wood.
It’s a fairly easy process but don’t get me wrong. I messed up plenty of times and had to start over. I even had to recut some of the words! In the end it all worked out.
I didn’t put a protective finish on this sign since I kept the vinyl on. Most of the time I would then paint over the whole sign and peel off the vinyl so that the grey stain shows through for the wording. I would then protect the sign with one of my favorite Classic Grey.