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DIY Rustic Wood Sign ~ ”Birds & Bees”

Welcome back! As you saw in one of my last posts, I fell in love with the cutest wood signs at a greenhouse we recently visited and I wanted to make one myself, as well as show you how easy it is to make your own! 

For this one I went to my trusty old barrel of scrap wood ~ I have a hard time throwing stuff like this out and it comes in handy for little projects like this one. I found the perfect piece, which probably came from an old pallet that I rescued from a job site or from our firewood pile. Either way ~ it was just right for the sign I wanted to make! 

So many choices!

Here’s what you need:

  • wood
  • saw
  • paint & brushes or spray
  • paint
  • sanding block
  • painters tape
  • Wire
  • drill
  • cutting machine or steady hand to paint your own words
Cut the board down to your desired size.

Now you will want to paint or spray paint your sign. I had just picked up this turquoise blue chalk finish spray paint and was so excited to use it! Of course you’re going to want to spray in a well ventilated area, preferably outside.

Don’t go too heavy on the paint ~ a nice light coat or two is plenty for this project.

Once the paint has dried, you will need to sand off the rough edges and put some character onto the board. I like the edges to look worn, so I went pretty hard with the sanding block and also grabbed a metal file to wear down the corners a bit more. I was very pleased with how the finished project looked before I was ready to start the lettering! 😍

Now you’re ready to spray paint your block! I wanted to keep with the chalky look so I used a flat white spray paint. Make sure you spray lightly and do a few coats. Again, I wouldn’t do too many coats for this little sign because you want it to look rustic and worn.

So now your next step is to get your drill out and put two small holes in the top corners, where you will need to fish your wire through. Snip off the end and bend the wire around in the front to make it stay.

Nothing fancy, just enough so that it won’t slip back through again.

Next, you get to find a home for your new sign!

Now I want to see yours!! 

Please tag me on Instagram @RusticChickadee and let me know that you made this or any one of my projects, and I’ll share it in my stories!

Thanks again for stopping, and stay tuned for more! 🥰

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Angela van Leeuwen

Angela van Leeuwen

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