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I know you’ve probably seen these signs! They are everywhere and it seems that everybody has one! Well, we are showing you how to design your own using a pre-made pallet wood sign, some handmade stamps, and paint! Come along to see how we made this farmhouse welcome porch sign!
Step One - Prepping your Farmhouse Welcome Porch Sign
Position your homemade letter stamps. Make sure they are all centered and spaced evenly. See the tutorial on how to make your own letter stamps HERE! If you are only making one sign and don’t plan to make multiple, you can always use a cutting machine for vinyl letters. Another option is to cut your own stencils. I use a Cameo Silhouette.
Next up - Paint!
I like to use a rolling sponge to apply the paint to my letter stamps. It applies more evenly and you can add a thick coat. I keep my stamps in place while I do each letter to ensure proper placement.
Let the stamping begin!
After your stamp is coated with paint, press it down onto your pallet wood with even, firm pressure. You might have to reapply paint and press the stamp several times to achieve an adequate transfer.
Depending on the height of each of your pallet wood slats, you might still have to fill in the letters with a paint brush. I actually do not mind that it does not produce a perfect transfer, because that adds to the rustic appeal. Imperfectly perfect, right? 😉
I actually did not get a picture of this last step, and for that I apologize. Basically, I used my paint brush to gently add black paint to the edges to age the sign. I also added paint streaks onto the front side kind of all over the place to age it as well. This really made the sign, I believe. This was an afterthought, hence not getting a picture, but I’m glad I did it. You can see it in the picture below. I really feel like it takes it to a whole new level. What do you think?
Our little boys had to jump in for a shot! 🙂
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