There are lots of ways to make signs, but if you want a simple and inexpensive method, I’ve got a DIY wall art project today that can be customized with your own special quote or message!
You don’t need any special equipment, you just need a piece of wood for the sign, paint, stickers, glue and a paintbrush.
DIY Wall Art With Your Own Message
Here’s how I made it:
I picked a large cabinet door from my junk stash, but you can use any size piece of wood for your sign.
I wanted my sign to look a bit rustic, so I didn’t sand the door, but if your wood is too rough, you should sand it.
Paint the wood whatever color you want.
My poor trash cans have become my painting station.
I roll them away from the house to paint outdoors, then roll them back when I’m finished.
I wanted large letters, so I bought black script letter stickers (affiliate link) and determined where each letter should go.
I didn’t adhere them all the way down – just enough to get them spaced properly.
The adhesive on the stickers isn’t strong enough to stick on wood that’s not totally smooth, so I used a mixture of school glue and water, and “painted” a light coat of glue under each letter, then adhered each one in place.
As long as you use a very light coat, the school glue dries clear and won’t show.
Once dry, use a sealer to keep all the letters firmly attached.
Attach hangers on the back, and it’s done!
I needed a large sign to go between the bed and old ladder in my guest room, and the cabinet door was just right!
You can lay down painter’s tape if you’re worried about getting the letters all straight, but the letters I picked are forgiving, so I just “eyeballed it”. 🙂
On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate this project a 7 for how easy it was, so I would definitely do it again.
Vaya con Dios,