Framed Rustic Wood Sign – this easy rustic sign is perfect for hanging wreaths and other holiday decor!
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!
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.
I 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!
I 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)
For the wreath, I followed a tutorial for making a moss wreath at Honeybear Lane. It was a snap!
I 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. 🙂
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:
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