How to make an Easy Garden Sign with with a Rustic Cheater Frame
Junk Garden Project Series – Part 2
Try to imagine a world without birds. What an awful thought, right?
I was working in the small garden area by the side of my guest house this week, and I was a bit annoyed that birds had made a nest under the eaves of the roof.
Granted, the eaves are starting to rot and need to be replaced, but I was still annoyed when I saw straw and feathers sticking out.
Then I caught myself mid thought.
Every single time I go outdoors, one of my greatest pleasures is listening to the birds sing.
I love watching them flit from tree to tree, and I love collecting fallen nests when I find them.
What a barren and dull world this would be if there were no birds.
So instead of griping about the nest in the eaves, I decided to dedicate a sign to the birds that give us the most beautiful concert every time we step outside.
I thought of street musicians and singers that play for tips and sometimes for food.
I love bird songs so much, so I’ll happily “pay” for the free concert with bird seed.
This sign is so easy to make, because it’s made with a no-build frame.
How to make an easy garden sign with a rustic no-build frame:
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Decorative lattice border fence (I bought mine at Lowe’s)
- Pry loose the staples holding the lattice pieces together, and remove the lattice from frame.
- Remove one screw at the top and one from the side of frame to separate the pieces.
- Cut a piece of luan to fit inside the frame. (Most home improvement stores will cut it free.)
If you use the same frame I used, the size you’ll need to cut is about 17-3/4″ X 8-1/4″.
- Paint or stain the luan, then stencil the lettering on it.
*I painted the luan black first, then stenciled the letters with white acrylic paint to match the window screen sign.
- Apply sealer to protect the sign.
- Insert the luan in groove where the lattice was removed and reattach the top and side of the frame.
Feed the Birds stencil is approx. 14″ wide x 3.75″ tall.
You can mix and match my entire line of farmhouse stencils. See them all HERE.
Vaya con Dios,