This simple printable farmhouse sign craft is a quick and easy DIY farmhouse decor item. You can make one (or more!) in no time.
Although it’s great fun to hop on over to Hobby Lobby and pick some up things quick as a whistle, that’s not an option for us here in Canada.
But, Hobby Lobby’s farmhouse sign section was definitely the inspiration for this DIY home decor project.
This simple craft is quick as a whistle, and you can have some DIY farmhouse decor finished and on those shelves in no time!
How to make a Simple Farmhouse Sign with Free Printables!
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Supplies for a DIY Farmhouse Wood Block Sign
- Free printables (you can find them in the Printable Resource Library)
- Cardstock paper
- 2X6 board cut to the following finished sizes: 1- 5.5 X 5.5 inches square and 1- 5.5 x 4.8 inches
- Wood stain (I used the color Provincial)
- Paper cutter – this one is similar
- Sanding block (this type is my favorite)
- Easy- Tack Repositionable Adhesive Spray
- Super 77 Spray Adhesive
- Acrylic craft paint (I used warm white)
- Chalkboard paint
- Paint brushes
Step 1. Prepare the wood block base
Sand the edges and sides of the block smooth using a sanding block. Apply wood stain on all sides with a foam brush and wipe off with a rag. The oil based stain seals the grain of the wood.
Step 2. Choose a free farmhouse sign printable
Print out the free printable or printables you’d like to use on your home computer printer using cardstock weight paper.
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**Please note that there are 2 printables are designed for a 5.5 square block and 2 are designed for a slightly smaller 5.5 x 4.8 block.
Step 3. Trim printable farmhouse sign to fit the block.
Using the paper cutter, trim the printed sign a using the black lines as a guide. Then spray some repositionable adhesive on to the wood block and adhere the sign – positioning it as you like it.
Step 4. Use a piece of sandpaper to sand the edge of the paper straight with the wood block.
Step 5.(optional) Paint the edges of the wood block.
You can certainly leave the edges of the wood block stained and natural as they are, or you can paint them. For these signs, I painted the sides of one with Warm White Acrylic Paint, and the other sign’s sides with black chalkboard paint.
Step 6. Adhere the free printable sign permanently with Super 77 spray adhesive.
Once you are confident your printable sign is exactly the size you’d like, spray on permanent adhesive and press down firmly.
You can put a different design on the front and back of your 2 x 6 wood block signs so you have multiple looks for different seasons or styles.
Or if you’d rather, you can just print off a printable and mat it in a picture frame for a wall or shelf.
For more farmhouse sign free printables, you might want to check out these articles:
And I love this cute and sweet printable sign for Spring designed by my friend Julie!
Happy crafting, my friends!