A wood sign is the perfect way to add a rustic element to your home. One of my favorite things to look for when out thrifting are signs, and many times I have to pass on them because they’re usually too expensive.
The good news? You can easily make your own! I’m not going to lie… I have tried just about every way imaginable to make wood signs on my own, failing miserably so many times over.
I’ve tried freehand lettering, preprinted letter stencils, cutting letters out of paper and outlining them, alphabet decals, wax paper transfers… None of them produced the result I wanted. There was too much room for error, paint would run, stencils would be crooked. You get the idea.
Then I hit the jackpot. I stumbled on Melissa Barringer’s tutorial. She makes beautiful signs for those of you who haven’t check this out, and she’s gracious enough to show you exactly how she does it. I love the way she gives this sign a rustic weathered look too!
After I ran across this great tutorial, it was like magic, since I discovered I could by vinyl letters and not have to worry with all that mess!
Watch how Melissa makes these incredible signs in her step by step tutorial so you can get started making some of these for some great Christmas presents!