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Farmhouse style decor is all the rage (thank you Joanna Gaines!) and I don’t foresee it going anywhere anytime soon. It’s such a classic, Americana style. One that I personally love so very much!
Any trip to Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, or *insert go-to home decor store name here* will show a plethora of rustic wood signs available for purchase. As much as I love all of the options in the stores – and do my fair share of purchasing (more than my fair share if you ask my husband) – I can’t resist a good do-it-yourself project. And, let me tell you, with the right supplies, these wood signs are a perfect DIY for any level of DIYer!
Check out the tutorial below and you can make a rustic Lucky sign to display in your own home this St. Patrick’s Day season – for a fraction of the cost of buying one!
- Wood plank in whatever size you’d prefer for your sign – you can use scrap wood or grab a piece of unfinished wood for pretty cheap from your local craft store. I bought this one from Hobby Lobby for $5.
- Sanding block or sheet of sandpaper
- Wood stain – I’m using a Weathered Grey for this sign because I think it is a nice complement to the brown twine that we’ll be using.
- Wood stain brush
- Lint free rag or old t-shirt
- Pencil or chalk
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Twine/jute cord
Step-by-Step Instructions for this Fun DIY:
1. Prep your wood plank for staining by sanding down rough or pointy edges. I really like using these sanding sponges because they offer different grit options and are easy to handle.
2. Wipe away any sawdust that you’ve created.
3. Stain your wood using the directions on the wood stain that you purchased. (This is my lovely makeshift staining station since this is a new hobby for me.)
4. Once the wood is completely dry – again, follow the directions on your wood stain container – get out your pencil/chalk, hot glue gun, and twine.
5. If you have used a light colored stain, you’ll want to use your pencil for this next part. If you have used a dark stain, you’ll want to use your chalk.
6. Trace out the word “Lucky” along the face of your stained board. Cursive works best for this project. Freehand is fine since you’ll be covering the pencil/chalk marks in the next step.
7. Starting at the beginning of the word, use your hot glue gun to trace small portions of the word with glue, then immediately cover with your twine. Repeat this process in small sections until you have covered the entire word.
8. Use your scissors to snip the twine once you reach the end.
You can rest your new wood sign against the wall or tack some hanging hardware on the back. The wood sign that I bought from Hobby Lobby came with twine attached to the top for hanging.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy, as my 5 year old would say!
As always, if you don’t want or just don’t have the time to do the work yourself, you can always hop on over to my Etsy shop. And, as a thank you for supporting my blog, use the coupon code BLOG10 for 10% off your purchase!