Gnome Welcome Porch Sign DIY with Ikonart Stencils

Hi Friends!  I’m back to share how to make a Gnome Welcome Porch Sign.

My creative juices are not just flowing again since I got the Ikonart Stencil maker – they’re gushing! Ha!!

It’s been over a year since I made these porch signs, which I sold locally, except the sunflower and bees one which I gave to my mom.

DIY Porch Signs

Farmhouse Barn Welcome Wooden Porch Sign

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This time I bought 3 gnome images on Etsy HERE to make a stencil using my Ikonart Stencil Maker.  Get 15% off with code KNICKOFTIME.

Since I was making a vertical porch sign, it required much larger stencil film than the usual 10″ x 12″.

No problem!  It’s also available in 12″ x 18″.

Here’s how to make it:

Purchase a 10-ft common pine board  and have a store employee cut it in half so you can make two 5-ft signs.

Sand any rough areas out.  I use 220 grit sandpaper for the smoothest finish.

Stain or paint the board.

I prefer staining wood over painting it.

Using old socks and shirts is a great way to apply wood stain.

The sock is for the initial application and the shirt is to wipe off the excess.

Let dry for at least 3 or 4 hours.

Making a vertical porch sign


After that, I printed one of the gnome images on Transparency Film.

This design is free for you to use!

Gnome image printable

Next I created a silkscreen stencil and determined the placement on the board.


How to make a gnome welcome porch sign with Ikonart silkscreen stencils

The Welcome letters were from Chalk Couture and are no longer available, but I found 3o other options that are wonderful for under $3 HERE.

Vertical Welcome Letters for a porch sign

Or get this design FREE in September with the code IKONSEPTFRB – HEREYou can leave off the “friends and family” if desired to add the gnome instead.

Welcome Friends and Family Vertical SVG

So here’s how it turned out!  Cute, huh?

I’m really not into gnomes, but I thought the 3 designs were extra cute so I just had to use one.  I may use the other 2 designs to make more porch signs or a smaller sign since the gnomes can be made smaller than what I used on this porch sign.

DIY Gnome Welcome Porch Sign

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Vaya con Dios,


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  1. This is soo cute and beautiful, awesome designs and thoughts, love all the porch signs. Thanks for the share.

  2. My pleasure Christina!

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