DIY Wood Sign – Coastal Decor

Create a beautiful DIY Wood Sign - Coastal Decor

Craft Materials

Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:

, , Wood, Stain, Chalk Paint

I love working on DIY Wood Signs for the house. Their really one of my favorite kinds of projects.  Plus they’re pretty simple when I use my Silhouette Cameo.

For this project I was part of a Rust-Oleum Blogger Challenge.  They sent me some of their product to use and I was really excited.  One of my favorites was this Serenity Blue chalk paint.  It’s beautiful.

For the challenge I had to do an upcycle project.  So I decided to turn some leftover wood from a closet project into a DIY Wood Sign.  But give it a more coastal feel of course!


I found my perfect size wood for this project, yay!! So I was ready to get started.

DIY Wood Sign - Coastal Decor

Step 1 – Cut Text

I download this template in the Silhouette library and cut on blade setting 3.

Design ID #43894

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After I cut my wording on vinyl, I weeded the excess vinyl next. So that my text was all that was left.

DIY Wood Sign - Coastal Decor

Step 2 – Transfer Text

Now I’m ready to add it to my board.  I used some transfer paper for this step.  Make sure to smooth the vinyl down good so that the paint doesn’t bleed through.

Quick Tip: If you’re looking for a more detailed tutorial on how to transfer your vinyl, then this one is great!

DIY Wood Sign - Coastal Decor

Step 3 – Paint Board

Then I added three coats of paint, letting each coat dry 20 minutes.

DIY Wood Sign - Coastal Decor

DIY Wood Sign - Coastal Decor

Step 4 – Pull Up Vinyl

I used my handy weeding tool to pull up my vinyl.

DIY Wood Sign - Coastal Decor

Step 5 – Cut Sides

I went through my wood pile again to find my side pieces.  I cut them to fit the sides and stained them the dark walnut (which is my favorite stain). It takes the stain several hours to dry, so I would wait until they are 100% dry before adding them to the sign.

I used my “trusty” nail gun to put this sign together.

DIY Wood Sign - Coastal Decor


Finishing Touches

This sign will fit in perfectly with my coastal decor for the house!  I started this sign around 9:00am and I had it finished around noon.  So this is a pretty fast project to do.

Create and easy DIY Wood Sign with your Silhouette Cameo - Coastal Decor

I still have a TON of wood leftover, so I’ll be making some more projects like this for the house!

If you’re looking for more farmhouse style signs, I made this DIY LOVE sign for Valentines and this Deer Head Christmas Sign for Amy at Mod Podge Rocks.  As you can see these signs are super easy to make and there are so many different styles you can go with!

If farmhouse style, is not your style then these Rustic Beach Signs are another great DIY Wood Sign option from Crafts by Amanda.

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