Make a Patriotic DIY 4th of July Sign for your holiday decor!
I don’t know about you, but I love decorating a little bit for holidays. It’s not that I go full out. There is a small table at the top of our apartment stairs that I usually decorate. I do it because… well, because I feel like it forces me into the moment a little bit. Time moves so fast so marking fun occasions helps remind me of fun holiday times and the passing times.
I know that might sound crazy but it works for me.
Since I was redoing my DIY Vinyl Fireworks Vases to give you all better photos of the project, I thought I would add a new 4th of July project to the table, too. I’ve had this small wood pallet sign sitting in my craft supplies forever and decided to finally fix it up.
- Wood Pallet or a different board
- Paint in red, white and blue
- Paint Brushes and paint sponge to use with stencil
- Stencil for wording (I used my Silhouette)
- Sand Paper (if board is rough)
- My wood pallet sign was VERY rough. I used sand paper to get the worst of it though I like having some of the texture. I love “imperfect” crafts.
- Paint the boards the red and white stripes. I did two coats.
- Make your stencil. I created “The Land of the Free” design on my Silhouette and cut it out using the machine. Since I was going for an imperfect look, I just used thick card stock to make the stencil. If I was going for a more exact, clean letter look, I probably would have used vinyl. If you do not own a craft machine, you can always use stencil letters or even hand paint.
- Once the stencil is ready and your board is dry, use a sponge brush to dap the paint over the stencil in the desired color for the letters. I used blue.
- Remove the stencil carefully, let everything dry and do any touch ups as desired.
I made this sign as a 4th of July craft – obviously – but the process can be used for making any wood sign, of course.