Hey there! We are so excited about our new site makeover! Our goal is to help you navigate through our projects more efficiently and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!
I’m happy to kick-off our new look with this very easy and inexpensive “WELCOME SIGN” that I created in about an hour!
I was inspired by my neighbor/awesome friend, who asked me if I would create a “Welcome Sign” for her front porch that resembled the DIY Pillars I created not to long ago. Well, of course I said yes and had to make one for myself;)
These are so EASY, they require very little in the tool department and are the perfect starter project if you have the itch to begin building!
Make your own following these easy steps!
2 -2×[email protected] 5.5″
1-1×[email protected] 7.5″
1-4×[email protected] 25″
1-2×[email protected] 3.5″
1 wooden block purchased at Hobby Lobby
1 wooden finial purchased at Lowe’s
If you do not own a saw, this hand saw is the perfect inexpensive tool for this project!
To begin, pre drill a hole into the middle of the wooden block… I use my Ryobi 18-Volt Lithium drill for all of my building projects and LOVE IT!
and screw the final in the hole.
Now it’s time to stack blocks:) I did not use any screws to assemble….just Gorilla Glue and it is sturdy!! Start with a 1×8 and apply glue to the center.
Top that with a 2×6 and apply another dab of glue.
Follow with the 4×4 applying a dab of glue at the top.
Now top that with another 2×6 and glue.
Follow with a 2×4 and glue…
I spray painted this piece with a favorite Rust-Oleum Heirloom White in satin. It took about 2 coats!
Now, while this is drying, it’s time to make the sign:)
I cut a 1×[email protected]″
and stained it with another favorite Rust-Oleum Early American stain! Just apply one coat, let it dry for 5-10 minutes and wipe with a clean cloth to even everything out.
Now pre drill a hole in each corner at the top of the sign…
I added one coat of Rust-Oleum Polyurethane to the entire piece to protect the finish!
Now how easy was that?!?! Using scraps, I was able to create this for only $3 but if you do need to buy your boards, it would cost around $15 but you would be able to make several;) Don’t forget to check the scrap bins at your local hardware store too!
As always, we appreciate your pins and any other ways that you share our creations!
Thanks so much for stopping by!