DIY Family Signs - A Bountiful Love

DIY Family Signs

   Rob, my husband likes and appreciates handmade, DIY, and sentimental gifts. Whether it's a scribble of crayons or hand-painted art made by our girls, he will proudly display it. This family sign is very easy and frugal to make. It is one of the Christmas presents we gave to the special man in our lives.  

What's up with the "as big as the sky"?

It is just what we tell our girls especially when they were little when they ask how much we love them. You can add a little extra phrase on your sign, a phrase that only your family will understand. I think this part will make this DIY gift special.

Here's what you'll need:

5x22 wood plaques -- bought mine at Michael's for $7 and used a coupon. Great Bargain :)

Wood Stain - bought this at home depot, we asked the sales associate for the smallest can 
( I always feel lost at Home Depot -- I guess it is the same feeling my husband gets at the make up aisle)

Brush -- I used the foam brush, bought it at Michael's for .25 cents on sale

vinyl decal -- I custom ordered the vinyl  ( eBay for less than $15)

Start by staining your wood plaque. Let it dry (mine took a day and a half to dry)

Layout your decal, as to how you want it to be. Making sure it is centered.

Gently pull the white backing, leaving the vinyl decal / lettering on tape.

Place the decal on your wood plaque.
Run a hard card, such as a credit card over the tape to make the decal stick nicely on the wood. 
Run it over a few times.

Slowly pull the tape. 

Make sure the vinyl sticks to the wood and off the tape.

Do the same steps for the second vinyl decal. Lay it out first as well, as for how you want it to be.

Easy right? 

 Nothing is much more special than a personalized handmade gift.

You can also put a special love note and date at the back too.

Here's mine.

This is a perfect gift as well for an anniversary, wedding, even a housewarming gift.

or cuter for a baby name sign too.

1 comment

  1. CUTE! Thanks so much for sharing on Merry Monday! -Treana @


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