A DIY family sign is the perfect addition to your wall art or gallery wall. All you need is an old frame, some black craft paint, a white paint pen, a printer (or stencils), and a cute couple to give it to.
Here are the tips and tricks for this super simple DIY family sign.
As usual, I like a semi-homemade project, and this one in a cinch to complete. I was looking for an anniversary sign for my son and daughter-in-law when I found this (gasp) sad sign on the clearance isle at Homegoods.
Ugh. Not much going for it, except that it was the perfect size for this project. Any rectangular wooden sign will work, so check hobby stores for unfinished goods or hunt the clearance isles at Homegoods stores like I do.
Next, paint the interior black using craft or chalk paint. Let it dry completely.
Then choose a fun font for the name and print it in about 420 point onto white paper. I used Signpainter font.
Cover the back of the letters with chalk, place the paper right side up on the sign, and trace the letters with pencil. The chalk will adhere to the surface of the sign.
Using the chalk outline, paint the letters with white craft paint. You can use a tiny brush and a steady hand, but I used a fine point paint marker.
Do the same process to paint the date under the name. I used American Typewriter font and 110 pt. for this sign.
To add the scrolls, just google clip art scrolls. Print and trace them onto the lower corners of the sign.
Victorian Scroll Clip Art
It’s hard to tell in the pic below, but I used light blue latex wall paint on the scrolls. This matches the wall where the sign will hang.
My sign came with a wire hangar, but I replaced it with heavy twine for a rustic touch. Ribbon or rope would also give work well.
Then surprise someone you love. (Isn’t she the CUTEST?) You may want to have a tissue handy.
Personalized gifts are always about a 6.7 on the “brings tears to your eyes” scale in this family.
Stay tuned for DIY frames and letter art to add to your DIY family sign and make your own gallery wall!