DIY Farm Style Welcome Sign

Welcome Stencil Sign

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Welcome Sign Display

A few weeks ago, I had this desire to make something for the shed entrance, it needed to be inviting and pretty simple because our space is limited.  The idea was to go farm style because no matter how hard I try to stay away from it I seem to always drift back.

Farm style is warm and inviting and many times more cluttered than I can handle, so I’ve taken a simplistic approach that complements our lifestyle. Perhaps I’m just really doing my own thing by creating a place that’s welcoming?

Collard Greens From Dixie Belle Paint

Material list for this Welcome Sign

This project began with cedar fence boards and Dixie Belle Paint, I’ve enclosed the entire supply list just in case some of you want to duplicate this project later on.  Wood was purchased from Home Depot and paint/stencil supplies came from Dixie Belle Paint.

  • One 6 ft. Cedar Fence Board – Cut into two 3 ft. pieces
  • One 8 ft. 1 x 4 Pine board, cut two 1 ft. pieces (could use scrap wood for this detail)
  • Saw, Drill and Hammer
  • Finishing Nails
  • Painters Tape
  • Two Mason jars – any jar would work
  • 2 ft. of Copper Wire, cut into two pieces (Home Depot)
  • Dixie Belle Paint, Collard Greens and Buttercream.  Get Here
  • Paint Brush and Stencil Brush
  • Dixie Belle Large Vertical Welcome Stencil, Get Here

Paint and Dry brush the boards first

Cut, Stain and Dry Brush the Wood

Once the wood is cut to the correct measurements the next step is to sand the board if necessary.  We’ll be dry brush painting the 3 ft. boards with buttercream and Paint staining both 1 ft. board with collard greens.

These techniques can be found here >   Dry Brush Paint Here and Paint Stain Here

The boards will dry fast allowing us to move on to the next step right away.

Connect the Boards

We attach the boards from the back side using finishing nails and a hammer.  There will be a little bit of an overhang and once lined up connect with three nails per fence board.  Repeat the process to the opposite end and flip back over to the front and prepare to stencil.

Get ready to Stencil the Word Welcome

Stenciling “Welcome”

  • Use Collard Greens for the stencil transfer lining up to the left of the sign.
  • Add painters tape to keep the stencil from moving.
  • Get my how to stencil tips here. 
  • Once transferred let it dry and get ready to add jars.

Adding Mason Jars and Copper Wire

Adding Mason Jars and Copper Wire

This part of the project is really simple; the first step is to drill holes for the wire.  Measure the jar to the board mark the distance then remove to drill the holes.

I used recycled copper so it was a little tricky slipping it through each hole. First enter through the right hole then come through the opposite side from the back.  Connect the jar by twisting the copper around the rim until tight.  If wire isn’t to your liking you could also use ribbon or rope.  Repeat this process with second jar.

To finish I added a hanger on the back to place on the exterior wall near our front door.  If you plan to rest your sign against a wall that step can be skipped.

So, there you have it a farm style welcome sign, this is a really fun project and we’ll be making it April 2nd at a Make and Take Workshop here in Cooper.  Click here for details. 

Make Your Own DIY Farm Style Welcome Sign

 

8 comments

  1. daisy says:

    Looks great! Are you gonna open up your a country store on the property? You have so many lovely handmade things you could sell!
    Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Carole says:

      You know I normally just give away my old projects. Perhaps I should find an outlet to sell them because I don’t really need them and I like to change things out. I can’t seeing having a country store out here but maybe find a fun place to wholesale them too would be neat? Thanks for the idea and hope you weekend is fun.

  2. Patti says:

    This is soooo pretty, and I particularly like that you can switch out the flowers depending on the season. Love those paint combinations too. Simple and natural.

    1. Carole says:

      I love those colors too – I was really liking that gravel road now the collard green has my attention. If I could find some pussy willows I think they would look pretty in those jars.

  3. Karen says:

    I love this, Carole. It’s a perfect year-round welcome, but that stained paint process is especially inviting for spring – along with those pretty cut flowers. It looks amazing on your property too.

    1. Carole says:

      Hey Karen – thank you! The colors are nice and yes changing out the flowers will be nice. Natural greens would be neat too, I hung it up yesterday near the front door of our shed, aka tiny house. Think you would like that dry brush paint technique too – give it a whirl or see what Hannah can do with it. Have a great weekend, Carole

  4. CD Loken says:

    Three of my favorite things! Rustic signs, farmhouse style, and mason jars!! I also love that you used recycled copper wire. It really adds an industrial vibe to the piece. The ability to change out the flowers with each season is such a bonus! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

    1. Carole says:

      Thank you CD – this was a fun project and now I have it at the front door of our Future Tiny House. It’s nice and inviting!

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