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DIY Farmhouse Decor | A Simple Printable Farmhouse Sign Craft

This simple printable farmhouse sign craft is a quick and easy DIY farmhouse decor item. You can make one (or more!) in no time.

Do you have some farmhouse shelves in the fixer upper style that are begging for some farmhouse decor?

Or maybe even some turnbuckle shelves or floating shelves that need a perk me up?

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.

In fact, I did something similar for the holiday season with these  Christmas farmhouse signs with free Christmas printables.

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

Step 1. Prepare the wood block base

Wipe stain on the wood block to seal the grain of the wood.
Staining the farmhouse wood block sign seals in the grain of the wood. Just wipe the stain on and wipe it off with a rag.

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

Farmhouse Printable Art Signs that say "The Earth Laughs in Flowers", "It's so good to be home", "The Joy of the Lord is my strength", and "Choose Joy"
All of these printables are available free for you to use in the Free Printables Library Resources here on this site.

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.

Trim the designs following the black lines and adhere it to the block with repositionable spray adhesive.
Using repositionable spray adhesive allows you to ensure proper trimming of the free printable before it is permanently stuck!

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.

Use sandpaper to make the paper fit the wood block sign perfectly.
For a perfect edge on the paper, use sand paper to rub away the overhang.

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.

Finished DIY farmhouse sign made with free farmhouse printables and a 2 x 6 wood block.
Have fun decorating with your new Hobby Lobby inspired DIY farmhouse signs!

 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.

The earth laughs in flowers free printable farmhouse sign
You can use a different design on the front and back for even more decorating options!

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!

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10 Comments

  1. Great printables, Rita! I love this craft project and the way you styled the signs with books, ironstone, galvanized watering cans and greenery…so very Farmhouse. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Although I’ve experimented with many different styles of home decor, “farmhouse” feels like home to me.

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