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Large DIY Sign – You Will Be Blessed

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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.

Beautiful large DIY Sign for under $20

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.

Farmhouse style Rustic Large DIY Sign

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
  • sander
  • kona stain
  • engineering print (your words – more below)
  • mod podge
  • paint brush
  • old credit card
  • nailer (my favorite one is here)

How to:

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.

Attaching the words to the large DIY sign

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.

How to make a Large DIY Sign

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.

Attaching the signs to the Large DIY Sign

Finished Product:

Large DIY Sign | Easy Rustic Farmhouse Style Sign | Under $20

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).

Large DIY Sign with Kona stain

Large DIY Sign with a farmhouse rustic look

Large DIY Sign | How to Make a Sign

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.

Power Tool Home Decor Projects

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

Giveaway:

Now onto the giveaway!

We want to see your Home Decor projects where you’ve used at least 1 Power Tool!

Home Decor Power Tool Giveaway

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.

Good Luck!!!

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How to Make a Large DIY Sign | Easy Rustic Wooden Sign | Less than $20 | Farmhouse Style

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24 Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Maryann,

    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.

    pinning!

    gail

  6. 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.

  7. 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

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