DIY Framed Rustic Wood Sign

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Framed Rustic Wood Sign – this easy rustic sign is perfect for hanging wreaths and other holiday decor!

DIY Wood Slat Sign with frame- this simple project can be customized to match any decor. Great for hanging seasonal wreaths!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am in the process of refinishing our oak banister. It is going to be such a huge change that I figured while I was at it, I might as well spruce up the entire entry way. I’m crazy like that. For my first project I made this Framed Rustic Wood Sign. I used a frame that I already had hanging on the wall. I just wanted to brighten it up and add some color, so I totally did a makeover on it.


I’ve seen lots of pallet wood signs, and wanted to make something similar. I have no access to wood pallets, so I used wood shims, and I really love how this turned out! And I love the pop of color from the wreath. So pretty!

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If you want to make your own, here is a brief description of what I did.

DIY Framed Rustic Wood Sign

First you have to make sure your shims fit in your frame. (I buy them at my local hardware store, but you can find them on amazon.) I got super lucky and the shims fit perfectly in opening in the back of my frame. All I had to do was stain them. I used Minwax Dark Walnut Stain.
diy-wood-signI wanted to secure all of the shims together, so I flipped all of them over and tried using wood glue and a long paint stick to glue them together.
But since they were all different thicknesses, it didn’t work. Boo. 🙁

So I pulled out my hot glue gun and some strips of felt. The felt got down into the gaps, and I was able to hot glue the paint sticks over the felt. Worked like a charm!
framed-rustic-wood-signI used Rustoleum white spray paint to paint the frame. I wanted to be able to hang wreaths on the sign, so after I put the shims in the frame, I glued a little wooden knob at the top. (stained in the same color)
diy-wood-signFor the wreath, I followed a tutorial for making a moss wreath at Honeybear Lane. It was a snap!
diy-moss-wreathI am so pleased with how this wood sign  turned out! It looks just fabulous in my entry. And I have plenty of shims left over for another project. 🙂

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Now if I could just my kids to close the living room door so I could see it. Because half the time, it looks like this:


DIY Wood Slat Sign with Frame - this pretty rustic wood sign is an easy home decor project. Perfect for hanging seasonal wreaths.

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  1. Hello! Can you give us the white paint specifics that you used on the frame itself, or is there already a step-by-step tutorial on this that I may have missed? Thanks!

  2. I LOVE this! Thanks so much for posting. I am doing an industrial dining room makeover and wanted just one or two pops of green and this would be perfect. I do like that the frame is so ornate while everything else is so simple.


  3. Katie Goldsworthy says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I absolutely love it! Pinning to the Monday Funday board!

  4. I love this! Hello from Monday Funday!
    leelee @

  5. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! I found one of these earlier and I was thinking….hmmm….how do you do that? Did you glue the wood to the frame? I just posted my first “scrap wood” project today here:
    I have my first pallet waiting for my creations….lol!

    • I was going to glue the wood to the frame, but discovered that the backing had screws, so I was able to place it over the wood and screw the whole thing into the frame. I know, I lucked out!

  6. WOW! I love this! It’s amazing what a little paint and some stain can do!

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