We made this farmhouse signs DIY using supplies from Dollar Tree and they look so gorgeous! The possibilities are endless with this dollar store craft idea!
Farmhouse Signs DIY
The farmhouse decor craze has really caught on thanks to shows like Fixer Upper and the latest Magnolia collection at Target. You don’t have to break the bank to decorate your home in farmhouse style decor though! These farmhouse signs are a DIY that costs pennies compared to buying a ready-made farmhouse sign at the store. It’s easy too! I’ll show you how to make your own rustic farmhouse signs on a dime.
You’ll need the following supplies for this dollar store craft project, most of which you can find at Dollar Tree or Walmart!
- 5 gallon paint sticks (found in the paint section at Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, etc)
- white or black foam board (Dollar Tree)
- wood stain (I used leftover stain from other projects in colors “Jacobean” and “Early American”
- tacky glue
- Cricut permanent vinyl
- transfer tape or painters tape
- hand saw
I had a lot of this stuff left over from other projects so be sure to check your stash!
For our rustic farmhouse signs, we created three sizes. One small square, small rectangle and large rectangle. We switched up the stain color and black and white foam board to create tons of different combinations! You can create many different looks with this one basic design!
DIY Farmhouse Sign Directions
Begin by cutting and sanding the paint sticks. Then apply your desired color of stain and allow to dry. Here are the measurements for the paint stick cuts for each size farmhouse sign:
Small square sign: (2) – 5.75″ sticks + (2) 8.5″ sticks
Small rectangle sign: (4) – 8.5″ sticks
Large rectangle sign: (2) – 17″ sticks + (2) 8.5″ sticks
Then use a utility knife to cut the white or black foam board down to size. Here are measurements for the foam board for each size sign:
Small square sign: 8″ x 8.25″ foam board
Small rectangle sign: 8″ x 10.5″ foam board
Large rectangle sign: 19.5″ x 8.25″ foam board
Once you have your paint sticks cut, use a cloth to rub stain on them and wipe away the excess. Cover all sides of the paint stick and the edges. Allow to fully dry. Be sure to stain in a well-ventilated area.
There are TONS of different design files you can use to create just about any sign you want! Here are the sources for some of the designs I used in my signs:
- ‘Tis the season to be cozy – FREE – Commercial use included for at home or small business crafters with less than 5 employees. Design copyright remains with Cutting for Business.
- Merry Christmas with trees – FREE – Commercial use included for at home or small business crafters with less than 5 employees. Design copyright remains with Cutting for Business.
- Old Fashioned Hot Cocoa – $3.00
- I Wasn’t Made For Winter – FREE- Commercial use included for at home or small business crafters with less than 5 employees. Design copyright remains with Cutting for Business.
- Christmas Tree Farm – FREE
Some other good places to find cute farmhouse sign designs are:
Once you have chosen a design for your sign, upload the svg file into Cricut Design Space. Cut your chosen design on Cricut permanent vinyl using a Cricut Explore Air 2. Use the following measurements to properly size your image in Design Space so it fits on your foam board with the frame around the edge:
Small square sign: 5.5″ x 5.5″ image dimensions
Small rectangle sign: 8″ x 5″ image dimensions
Large rectangle sign: 16.5″ x 5.5″ image dimensions
Cut the design on Cricut permanent vinyl using your Cricut. Then weed the design and apply transfer tape (or painter’s tape) over the top of it and transfer the design onto the transfer tape.
Center the design in the middle of the foam board piece and transfer it to the foam board. Remove the transfer tape.
Once you have transferred your chosen design to the foam board, you can use tacky glue (I used this one) to glue the wood pieces onto the foam board.
Be sure to line up your paint sticks correctly to form a farmhouse style frame around the image. You want the outside edges to all be lined up straight. Then allow the glue to fully dry before handling the signs.
You can use the signs on a table and lean them against something or you can hang them on the wall using Command picture hanging strips. The inexpensive poster hanging Command strips work great because these signs are super lightweight.
These rustic farmhouse signs are quick and easy to make and they make great gifts! They are an inexpensive way to decorate your home in a farmhouse theme without spending a ton of money on decor!
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