Mother’s Day is only a few days away, so I wanted to go ahead and share what I made for my mother. I am usually a sentimental gift giver when it comes to my parents. They rarely ever need much, so I always try to give them more personalized gifts. This year for Mother’s Day, I really wanted to create something with a meaningful verse about mothers for my Mom. I’ve been wanting to make a DIY Wood Sign for the longest time and I thought my mom would love it, so I went ahead and created this as part of her gift this year. Because this was so easy, I am sharing with all of you today! So, let’s get started!
- Wood – I used this 12 x 12 Wood Panel from Michaels
- Wood Stain – I used Minwax Wood Finish in Jacobean
- Foam Brush – I have tons of these in my craft supplies. You can find a pack of 25 at Michaels for $4.99
- Knit Rag – you can find packs of these at your hardware store for under $5
- Acryllic Craft Paint – choose your favorite colors at Michaels or your favorite craft store
- Small Paintbrushes – I bought a cheap assortment pack a while back in the water color aisle
Before you begin, place a drop cloth or something under your work surface. You definitely do not want to get stain or paint on your floor! Using your foam brush, brush the stain on the wood in the direction of the grain. After you have brushed the stain on, allow the stain to sit for 2-5 minutes. When it’s ready, use your rag to wipe the excess stain off the wood. When finished, let your stain dry for about an hour or so until the wood is dry to your touch.
After your stain is dry, your wood is now ready to be painted. Because my stain was darker, I could not trace my verse onto the wood, so I just freehanded it. If you would like to plan out your quote, I recommend tracing your wood on a large sheet of paper and practicing your layout and lettering before painting on the wood. When you are ready, grab a small paint brush and paint on whatever quote, saying or bible verse you would like. I also chose to use all three of my paint colors to add a small flower and leaves to give the sign a little color.
See how easy that was? If you want a more distressed look, you can use some light sand paper to distress the wood and your lettering after it dries. I chose to have more of a clean look, so I stopped there. Since I had some of the supplies already, this DIY Wood sign, cost me under $15 and under an hour to make! I will definitely be making some more in the future, because this project was just too easy!
I think it turned out great and my Mom loved it! Also, how cute is this mug I found at Home Goods below!? I saw that and thought it would be the perfect little planter for a Succulent and would go great on my Mom’s desk at work.
I would love to see your DIY Wood Sign! If you end up using this easy tutorial, please tag me on Instagram or Facebook!