I saw this adorable front porch sign on Etsy, but I just couldn’t justify paying $85 for it (inspo pic below). So, I set out to make my own DIY front porch sign. Not only did I save a bunch of money, but it actually turned out just as cute, IMO!
Continue reading for details, measurements, and links.
My DIY Front Porch Sign Finished Look…
To get started, here’s what you’ll need…
- Some type of wood. I used a piece of birch plywood because we had it leftover from a previous project Darrell did for our fireplace wall. But, you can use any type of wood and get Home Depot or Lowes to cut it to your exact size preference. The measurements for the board:
- Height: 62 in
- Width: 12 in
- Depth 1 in
- Wooden Letters. I found my letters at Hobby Lobby, but I’m sure any craft store sells them.
- Spray Paint. I used a flat finish because I feel like it holds up better when outdoors. But, you can also use a satin finish. I would avoid any glossy finish as that would attract more dirt.
- Decorative Loop. I found the decorative embroidery loop at my local Hobby Lobby, and it was only sale for $7! Unfortunately, that particular loop isn’t listed on their website, but they had a lot in the store so you may want to make a visit. I’m going to list a few below that would also work.
I found the decorative embroidery loop below at Hobby Lobby for only $7!
- Jute Rope: This isn’t necessary, but I wrapped the top portion of my embroidery hoop with this to add texture and help it to glue easier to the plywood.
- Hot Glue Gun. You can also use super glue, but I like hot glue because it’s dries pretty much instantly.
- Hot Glue Gun on Amazon UPDATE: Gorilla glue or E6000 glue works best instead of hot glue.
Directions for DIY Front Porch Sign
- Step #1 – Get the birch plywood cut to your exact size preference. Lowes or Home Depot will do this for free with your purchase.
- Step #2 – Paint the birch plywood white. Let dry for at least an hour. Then, add a second coat and let dry completely.
- Step #3 – Pant both large and small letters black. I applied two coats. Let dry completely.
- Step #4 – Optional step. Wrap jute rope around the top portion of the embroidery loop to add texture. Secure both ends of the rope using a hot glue gun.
- Step #5 – Start glueing your letters and decorative loop to the plywood. Be sure to properly measure out the letters so it looks good! 🙂 Let dry and it’s done!
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Comment below if you’re going to make your own DIY Front Porch Sign! I’d love to hear your feedback and ideas.