Hi! I am so glad to be back at Life With Lorelai today. I don’t know about you, but we have had a couple of nice weather days in a row. I was busy today cleaning up my back yard. I have wanted a wooden garden sign for my “new” old garden gate, so I found a piece of scrap wood and got to work.
Wooden Garden Sign
A Humorous DIY Project for Your Garden
I created this fun section in my yard by the back door with an old garden gate. I had been wanting a gate for so long. I thought I was going to have to purchase something new and make it look old; but then, I ran into a great garage sale. It still wasn’t as cheap as wanted, but I bought it anyway because I loved it. And, it was exactly what I was looking for.
I planted flowers and greenery in the boys’ old wagon and place a smaller container on the other side, but have known from the beginning that I wanted a fun sign too. I just could not figure out what I wanted it to say.
So many of the signs out there have been used so much, maybe this one has too, but I hadn’t seen it. When I saw it on the internet it made me laugh. I am not sure of the original creator though, and I could not find an original post.
I found a scrap piece of masonite in the garage and decided to spray it with my teal spray paint.
After a couple of coats, I took it inside to the Silhouette machine. I used Arial and Glamorous Brush fonts for the wording.
This is what it looked like on my Silhouette studio screen.
I cut it out with black vinyl. This makes it easier to trace. If you look closely, you can see that I have traced around the first three letters. I used a black sharpie. I usually use a pencil, but the teal paint was not allowing the pencil to show, so I had to resort to the sharpie and be pretty careful with my tracing. (I am not the neatest tracer).
Here they are all traced and ready for paint.
I used regular black acrylic paint for the letters. And here it is all done. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It is hand painted!
After it was completely dry, I took it out to the garage and used a sanding block to distress it a bit. The weather and time will do the rest!
Right now, it is just tucked in and resting on the gate latch, but I think I will need to drill a couple of holes and use some wire to make it more permanent. I am afraid our Iowa winds may take it away.
What do you think? I love the final look!
It was a fun little project, and it makes me smile every time I come home!
Have a great day, and I will be back in a couple of weeks!
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I LOVE IT!! Finally makes those pesky things worth something!! ha/ha #HomeMattersParty
I love the whole look!! The gate, wagon, and now the sign make such a sweet little space. ❤️
It really is a cute garden vignette, isn’t it? And the DIY wooden sign is adorable. 🙂
Okay, that is the cutest thing ever! I need this sign, too – my garden has sadly been a bit neglected these days 🙁
Yes, my garden could use this as well…LOL. It is pretty cute. 🙂
I just love the garden sign! I am so behind outside! I have a bench I’ve been meaning to refinish for months! Thanks for hosting #HomeMattersParty
Your old gate was a terrific find and the sign looks adorable hanging on it. Thank you for sharing – #HomeMattersParty
I love how the sign came out, what a neat idea. Love the garden too! #HomeMattersParty
Really cute – love the saying on the sign – it would be very appropriate for my garden right now! lol! So glad I saw this at #HomeMattersParty
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LOL I could use this sign as a garden marker at my house! I can’t keep up with the weeds this year, they are attacking with a vengeance.
What a fun idea! I need to make one of these for my “weeds” – at least it can be humorous right?
Absolutely! There is always a place for humor in the garden. 🙂
I need this sing, then I can leave the weeds alone, lol! #HomeMattersParty
guys i wanted a makeover for my garden and this wooden sign would be awesome to place there… thanks guys for this