Crafts

Seasonal and Simple DIY HOME SIGN- $2 to Make!!!

31D39BAA-3AC7-42C9-9215-92B926A65BD1.jpegThat wasn’t a misprint, it cost me $2 to make this sign since my husband has scrap wood hanging around the garage. Even if you don’t, it would cost you less than $15 if you got some plywood at Home Depot.

My favorite thing about this is that it is very quick to make, and it can be made seasonally for different holidays. You can just rip away the paper and start again for each holiday! One thing to note is that since we are using wrapping paper, it is not weather proof. It would do best inside or a covered porch. The alternative is to wrap in fabric, but it won’t be $1 like my Dollar Tree Buffalo Check wrapping paper! 😁

Supplies:

  • Reclaimed wood or plywood of desired height. 12 inch x 5ft is about what mine is here.
  • 1 roll of wrapping paper
  • 1 package of gift boxes ( mine were 3 for $1 at Dollar Tree)
  • Spray Adhesive, hot glue or tape
  • Acrylic Paint for letters
  • Stencil for letters ( I found a great site for free printable letter stencils called Rapid Resizer Here)

The first thing you want to do is wrap your wood just like a present. You won’t cover the length and will need two sheets to do so.

Spray the back of your gift box with adhesive, hot glue, or tape. Place it on the sign where the letter O should go. If you are particular about spacing and making sure things are perfect (don’t look at mine 🤣, especially my letter E that still needs to be fixed) then you will want to measure and mark where each letter and gift box will go.

Next, Cut your stencils if you printed them out. Paint them and press them onto your sign like a stamp. Peel the paper stencil away, and it has left the letter template behind! Now just go over the letters until they are as thick as you like, being careful not to rip the paper with too much paint.

That’s it! I told you it was simple and really inexpensive! Give it a try and let me know how yours turns out!

Sara ~Fresh Foodie Mama~

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