December 11, 2016

11th Day of Craftmas – Wooden personalized Sign

personalized wood sign

Hi sweet friends,

on the 11th day of Craftmas we bring to you a personalized wood sign.  We have shared with you a personalized caster, a gallery wall starter kitrustic wooden tray, a mason jar candlevintage linen wrapped bath bombs, a farmhouse ornament setrustic bathroom containersa mason jar sugar scrub, DIY cord tacos and corbel book ends.

Personalized Wood Sign – Material

Wood 5.5″ x 15″

Chalk paint {affiliate link}

Sand paper

Acrylic Paint{affiliate link}


Black spray paint

Americana Decor Clear Creme Wax {affiliate link}

Personalized Wood Sign – Step by Step

Like with all of my tutorials this one is super easy and doesn’t take much time at all.  I know that there are tons of sign tutorials out there but I still wanted to share mine.  Especially since it is more personalized with the name.  So let’s jump right in, shall we?

Step 1: Cut and clean the wood

So I used a piece of old fence wood that we had lying around the house.  I cut the piece to length.  Afterwards I used a metal brush to quickly clean it.

Step 2: Paint the wood

I wanted the wood to still shine through so I thinned out my chalk paint with some water.  I applied the paint to the sign and let it try for 15 min then I wiped it off with a cloth.

Step 3: Apply stencil

So my sister in law created this vinyl stencil for me in her Silhouette machine.  For those that do not have a one you can go ahead and use whatever stencil you can find.  If your stencil is not self adhesive then use tape to secure it in place.  Once it is secured spray the sign with the spray paint.  Let the paint dry and then remove the stencil, that will avoid a big mess.

Step 4: sand lightly

Once the paint is all dried use a small piece of sand paper and lightly sand over the entire sign.  It will give it a little bit of an antique look.

Step 5: Apply top coat

The last step is to clean to the sign and then apply a protective top coat.  I used the clear creme wax for that.

And that’s it.  I love how it turned out and it is the perfect Christmas gift not just for newlyweds.


And we that we finished our 11th day of Craftmas.  Come on back tomorrow to see what we have for you on our 12th and last day and check out our 1st, 2nd3rd4th5th6th7th, 8th9th and the 10th day in case you missed it.

As always thanks so much for stopping by and happy craftmas!






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  • Reply Lora December 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    This looks great!! I have a cricut to make the stencil, so I definitely need to make some of these. They would be a great Christmas gift or Wedding gift.

  • Reply Kelly December 13, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Sabrina, this sign turned out so great! How nice to have a stencil machine – it makes the lines look so clean and crisp!

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