Large DIY Sign – You Will Be Blessed
It’s Power Tool Time again! I love seeing what this creative group of ladies make each month and this month we’ve got an awesome giveaway for you to enter too! This month’s theme is Home Decor so I made a Large DIY Sign, which I LOVE.
Large DIY Sign
I’m in the process of making over our entry area, so this jumbo sign will be heading out there. For now it’s hanging out on our mantel.
Large DIY Sign Supplies – affiliate links for your convenience:
- a 2′ x 3′ board (you could use plywood, project panel, etc. just needs to be at least 1/4″ thick)
- two 1″ x 2″ x 6′ wood boards
- miter saw
- kona stain
- engineering print (your words – more below)
- mod podge
- paint brush
- old credit card
- nailer (my favorite one is here)
Let’s start with the engineering print. If you’re not familiar with engineering prints this is going to rock your world. At Staples you can order an engineering print that is 2’x3′ for only $3.59!! It comes on copy-weight paper that can easily be mod podged onto a board. These prints only come in black and white and typically are for blueprints, but they are perfect for signs OH and black and white family photos. Check out my black and white family photo here!
I created my sign’s words in photoshop elements and if you’d like you can use mine. You can download it here:
Ok – so once you have your engineered printed and you’re other supplies listed above you’re ready to roll.
The board I bought was already a 2′ x 3′ board – but if need be, trim yours down to the size of your print.
You want to make sure the surface of your board is smooth so the engineering print will layer smoothly.
Then apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the 2′ x 3′ board. This is definitely an easier job with 2 people. I started at the top, pressing the print down and then I used an old credit card to smooth the paper down, gradually working from top to bottom. One of my daughters held the paper up, slowly lowering it as I smoothed.
The 1″ x 2″ boards were cut down with my miter saw. I measure the exact length of the long side edges. Then I placed those boards along the sides while I measure the top and bottom piece, you want those pieces to cover the tops of the side boards. Once all the pieces were cut I gave them a quick sanding and then stained them with Kona stain.
After the stain was dry I used my nailer to attach the boards to the edges of the wood. I used a 1 1/4″ nail.
I love how it turned out!
This really is an easy DIY project friends! I’ve got plans for an even bigger sign for my office space (that’s in the works).
Now check out what the other ladies in the Power Tool team have made!
AND don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaway below. We want to see your home decor projects using power tools.
The Kim Six Fix – Pottery Barn Inspired Concrete Top Coffee Table
Domestically Speaking – Large DIY Wall Sign
H2OBungalow – DIY Live Edge Coffee Table With Hairpin Legs
My Repurposed Life – Sofa Side Table
My Love 2 Create – Fabric and Wood Wall Hanging
Virginia Sweet Pea – Card Display Holder
The DIY Bungalow – Repurposed Fire Screen
Designed Decor – Upcycled Wall Shelf
Create and Babble – DIY Wood Plank Walls
Thrift Diving – DIY Bath Vanity
Now onto the giveaway!
We want to see your Home Decor projects where you’ve used at least 1 Power Tool!
Here’s the details:
The Home Decor Power Tool Project Challenge is open for entries from 3/16 through 3/30 via a linky link up.
Submit an old or new project as long as it’s a home decor item.
Anyone can enter, the more the merrier ?
Each participant can enter up to 3 projects.
Winners must be 18 or older and live in the US.
The Power Tool Challenge Team and HomeRight will vote on the best project and one winner will be selected. The winner will receive a HomeRight DIY Paint Package which includes a Finish Max Pro Paint Sprayer, Large Paint Shelter and Small Paint Shelter and a Rapid Clean cleaning tool for the Finish Max.
Void where prohibited.
Where did you get this printed? I’ve tried to go have something similar printed but they told me since it wasn’t actual blue prints I couldn’t do an engineer print!! Hellppp lol
Thanks so much, Maryann for sharing this. I love the way the sign is big enough for any incoming visitor to see it. I love to have signs like this especially for motivational quotes or something to use as direction just outside the home. I like it even better that I’m not paying anyone to help me do this.
I love this and plan on giving it as a wedding gift. I want to make another sigh as well and would like to have the font to match the one that you made. Would you mind telling me which font that you used? Thank you in advance.
This is so beautiful, Maryann! I’ve been meaning to leave a comment and let you know how much I appreciate this beautiful and affordable inspiration.
Have a wonderful day! xo, mb
What a great project and I love how easily it can be made with a saying of my own. Great job!
An engineered print with rustic frame would look amazing in my new office space. Love this idea MaryAnn as well as the sentiment on yours! Pinning to share and bookmark when I’m ready to make something similar for my office.
What a great project and the price can’t be beat – especially for such a large piece of art! I’ll have to try those engineering prints! Pinned and shared!
I love big signs like this and yours is so pretty! I love that verse and that font is perfect!
Your diy sign is perfect! Oh my gosh, I can’t imagine decoupaging such a large sign. You’re lucky to have had help. I’ve never ordered one of these engineered prints, but have always wanted to.
Wow! This is so pretty for a home decor item! Love the big print too! Pinned and shared XO!
I love this sign, this makes me want to make one right now!!
I seriously want to make one for every room!
MaryAnn, I love this sign. The font you chose is perfect. So pretty!
This sign is going to be perfect in your entryway, MaryAnn! I’ve yet to try to make a sign with an engineering print and it’s a project that I’d like to try.
It’s so easy – you’ve got to try it Paula.
love this! It’s funny it’s called an engineering print, because I just read another blogger share a sign site called something very similar! Thanks Maryann for the tutorial. I priced out frames for 2×3 and I knew there had to be another way! So excited to try this! laura
Gotta love a bargain 🙂