But with all of the signs I’ve made, somehow, I haven’t ever shared a complete start-to-finish tutorial with all of my best tips and tricks for making beautiful DIY wood signs; all you need are a few inexpensive supplies and a bit of know-how.
The materials you need will depend somewhat on which sign-painting method you choose, but this list will get you started.
Wood sign base – I like to make signs from plain 3/4″ birch plywood. You can buy this pretty inexpensively at your local home improvement store. Craft stores also sell many pre-cut blank signs in various styles and sizes.
Paintfor the background of your sign – Any paint will work for this, including small craft paints, paint samples, and chalk paint.
Small foam paint roller or a paintbrush
Sharpie oil-based paint pens are one of my top tricks for making beautiful signs.
1″x2″ pine boards for making the wood frame.
Wood stain for the frame.
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