Homemade Wood Sign Tutorial

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Ever browsed on Pinterest and saw beautiful signs you only thought you had to purchase or hire a calligrapher?
Below is my step by step so you can make beautiful homemade signs like the pros!

You will need:

  • Slab of wood
  • Printer and Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Chalk
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Paint

 

Step 1:

Find your wood, and find your font.

Step 2:

Print out typed words in selected size, proceed to cut out and place on wood.

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Step 3:

Determine alignment and use a small piece of tape so it does not move on you.

Proceed to cover back of letters with chalk (any colour suits).

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Step 4:

Trace lettering by pressing firmly with a pen or pencil or basically any hard point.

This will transfer the chalk to the board.

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Step 5:

Continue to do so until you end up like this. Or you could fill it in completely (if you use a chalk board and just want the chalk) I chose to outline because these letters were fairly large.

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Step 6: 

Proceed to paint!

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And there you go!

Your finished product!

I added some eye hooks to this board and hung it above the dessert table for my September 10th wedding.

Photos coming soon!

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