Saturday, October 15, 2011

"S" is for Signage

Handpainted Holiday Boutique signage.

A fun, festive, informative sign.

Two plywood boards hinged together and some paint.

Yes I will be at this show selling some items, more on that in a later post.

Here's how I made the sign:

1. Print out letters to size and lay out on board:
(The board is 2 pieces of plywood hinged together at the top.)

2. Paint border.
Trace letters with ballpoint pen to leave indent in wood, paint inside indent:

3. Repeat process for all wording:

4. Add green accents lines and dots:
Seal with clear acrylic.

Ready to place roadside.

One done, three more to go!  Yes I'll be painting all weekend.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Wow us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style


  1. Good job! It looks wonderful. Happy painting this weekend!:)

  2. Such a cute sign! Have fun painting all weekend. I tried your ballpoint pen indentation method - worked like a charm on wood! Thanks for that tip!

  3. Great signs! They are really cute! Hope your sell turns out ridiculously AWESOME! :)

    Clydia @

  4. Wow, I never thought it could be this easy! Next time we have a big party at Red Gate Farm I'll have to remember this!


  5. What kind of paint do you use for the lettering?