DIY wood Me & My House Scripture sign - All that's Jas

How to make Me & My House Scripture Wood Sign in 10 Easy Steps

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Me & My House Scripture Wood Pallet Sign was on my daughter’s wish list for her new house, among 468 other signs, to replace the existing Welcome sign. My new Cameo machine needed a project to justify its price and I didn’t want to spend $125 on a sign I could probably make myself even if it was gonna take me weeks. I mean, with 10 easy steps the sign could be done in an afternoon, but ain’t nobody got time for that. It cost me roughly $5, using what I had on hand. I saved big!

I’m also inexperienced in making these so I wanted to take my time and make sure I don’t mess things up and waste $5, ha! It was done in 10 easy steps from start to finish. I wasn’t planning on posting this project, so my photos are taken with my cell phone just to keep my daughter posted on the progress. They are not of good quality and I hope you can forgive me.

Step by Step Tutorial for DIY Me & My House Scripture Wood Pallet Sign:

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DIY wood Me & My House Scripture sign - All that's Jas

 

Materials needed:

  • two pallet boards
  • Silhouette Cameo or stencils
  • contact paper or adhesive shelf liner
  • washi tape or painters tape
  • Mod Podge
  • small paint brush and sponge brush
  • paint
  • picture hangers

How I made Scripture Wood Sign DIY Step by Step Tutorial: 

1 First, I removed two boards from my pallet. The pallet was free. You can usually get them at any nursery or home improvement store. Just ask.

2 Then I laid them side-by-side, decided on which side I want the Scripture, and added lattice for support on the opposite side, placing one in the middle and one on each end. I attached them to the boards with nails, making sure they’re not longer than the boards and poke through the front.

DIY wood Me & My House Scripture sign - All that's Jas

I stained the front of the sign with a damp cloth dipped in leftover white paint, giving it washed look, and let it dry. If you have acrylic paint in white, you can use that too, or any white paint you have on hand. 

DIY wood Me & My House Scripture sign - All that's Jas

Then I used washi tape (it was at my reach and I was too lazy going through my garage looking for painters tape) and taped the strips 1-inch away from the edges of the sign. Sorry, I didn’t get a picture of this process.

I painted the edges with a small brush using acrylic paint in mushroom color.

DIY wood Me & My House Scripture sign - All that's Jas

Using Times New Roman font, I made the Scripture design in my Silhouette Cameo library. I don’t like wasting anything, so I moved the letters around to fit on a cutting mat, which is 12×12-inch. I used a contact paper or shelf liner to get my adhesive stencil. It works like a charm and is less expensive than vinyl per roll. You can use any color you want. I have a roll of white shelf liner as I can use it for other projects as well. 

DIY wood Me & My House Scripture sign - All that's Jas

7 To transfer my design from the mat to the board, I used transfer paper. It keeps the design in place and away from sticking everywhere. Once I had it on a transfer paper I peeled off the backing. For smaller projects, I use clear contact paper but it is bit tackier and I didn’t want to risk any issues here. Let me tell you … arranging letters took so much time and patience. I’m thinking next time I’ll print it in one piece to save time and frustration.

DIY wood Me & My House Scripture sign - All that's Jas

To paint my letters I used a sponge brush and slightly diluted black acrylic paint (it looks blue in these photos but it really is black). No matter how sticky my contact paper is, the paint always finds its way to bleed underneath the stencils. Or maybe I’m just a sloppy painter. Granted, some imperfections are welcomed. I like the rustic charm they give.

However, I read somewhere that painting around the letters first with Mod Podge is a great trick to ensure no paint bleed. It dries clear so you can’t even see it. What a brilliant idea! Wish I could remember where I read it to say THANK YOU!

DIY wood Me & My House Scripture sign - All that's Jas

DIY wood Me & My House Scripture sign - All that's Jas

Finally, when my paint dried I gently peeled off my stencil and distressed the sign in few places with fine sandpaper.

10 I recruited my husband to attach the picture hanger on the back. He used two sawtooth hangers like these, spaced evenly. Sorry, I didn’t take a photo of that finished processed either.

DIY wood Me & My House Scripture sign - All that's Jas

Trust me, if I was able to make this, then anyone can. Only 10 steps to make this Me & My House Scripture sign is as easy as it gets.

I wasn’t completely honest with my daughter on the progress (I was sending her pictures with a delay). That way I could surprise her with it. I knew she’d run her errands next time I visit while I play with my granddaughters. When she came home, it was already hanging over the original Welcome sign.

DIY wood Me & My House Scripture sign - All that's Jas

She LOVES the sign, but she might kill me when she sees I’m sharing pictures of her house. If you don’t see any updates from me, call the police.

DIY wood Me & My House Scripture sign - All that's Jas

What do you think? Did you make something similar? Would you do this sign differently? If you like this design, here is FREE Cameo file for you to use. In case you too like to save material, I’m including my compressed version as well.

Disclaimer: Design is for personal use only and not commercial distribution.

Happy crafting!

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14 Comment

  1. Reply
    Jen Gregor
    March 17, 2017 at 2:44 am

    I love this sign! Thanks so much for sharing at the Friday at the Fire station link-up!
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      Jas
      March 17, 2017 at 9:13 am

      Thank you, Jen!

  2. Reply
    Robin
    March 16, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I have this up in my house, but it’s very little, you’d have to look for it to find it. I love how yours is in big letters and hangs over the doorway. Thanks for sharing it at the Creative Muster. PINNED
    Robin | Fluster Buster

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 17, 2017 at 9:09 am

      Thank you, Robin! That’s how my daughter wanted it and I think it looks great 🙂

  3. Reply
    Beverly
    March 14, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Love your sign and pallet wood is my favorite material. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please stop by #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings parties also. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 14, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      Thank you, Beverly! I’m so happy you like it 🙂

  4. Reply
    Jen @ Noting Grace
    March 14, 2017 at 9:37 am

    This is a great tutorial! One I will definitely have to try – I have a thing for wood signs! I would love it if you would share this over at my I DIYed that linky party!

    http://sixseeds.patheos.com/notinggrace/2017/03/diyed-week-3.html

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 14, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      Thank you, Jen, and thanks for the invitation! I will be definitely visiting 🙂

  5. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    March 12, 2017 at 11:57 am

    You are so crafty! So how did you get a hold of these palate boards? Where did you get them at? Wishing you a super Sunday!
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      Jas
      March 12, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      Thanks Bobbi! My husband got bunch of them at a garden center/nursery last summer for our granddaughters’ birthdays project, but you can also find them behind home improvement centers as I mentioned. Re-stores sell them for a $1, which is great if you can’t find free ones.

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    Roseann Hampton
    March 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    You sign turned out really nice – I love the rustic look!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 10, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      Thank you, Roseann! And I’m still alive, LOL! Have a fabulous weekend!

  7. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    March 9, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Pallet wood is all the rage for decorating these days, isn’t it? I’m surprised stores have not started charging for busted old pallets, considering that they will usually capitalize on whatever people figure out to get for free (hello? People start using plastic pails to garden in and right away there’s Home Depot charging $3 for a pail & the grocery store charging for buckets they used to THROW AWAY).
    We use a lot of pallet wood that (so far) Boot brings home for free from his job (so far), but it’s not decorative. The 4Shoes Piggie Palace, the calf shelter, the bull’s shelter, the chicken yard… all made with pallets. I think I see enough pallet wood outside that, while it looks cool in other peoples’ homes, I don’t really want it inside my house too.
    Also, I am more a paint + the occasional peel & stick thingie – Boot says that my “style” is TACKY. But what does HE know about style anyways!

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      Jas
      March 9, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      Yes it is! And while it is, I’m still not willing to pay $125 for a sign. I have none of the critters you listed. We have two dogs who prefer our bed over pallet wood shelter. 😉

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