I am so excited about this project. One of my best friends has been asking me to make her something since I started doing projects. I finally found the perfect piece – a DIY Home Decor – family sign.
A few months back, I joined my friend – Kelsey – and her five-year-old daughter for family photos at a local park. The photos were taken by Allison Marie Photography and they are absolutely stunning! Allison does amazing work and I cannot wait for Nate and I to have a session with her. Not only does she produce great photos, but she is patient, understands her subjects vision and holy smokes – does she deliver.
Kelsey and I were talking about how she wants to display her photos. She plans to order a few canvases to hang above
the couch in her living room and was looking for a couple of accent pieces to create a collage wall… Enter – DIY Family Sign.
For this project you will need:
- Plywood – for the base of the canvas and for the letter cut outs
- Furring Strip for border on the canvas
- Staple Gun
- Scroll Saw to cut out letters – you can also custom order the words on Etsy. I recommend The Trendy Timber. I have been following her social media for a while and she is the reason I purchased my own scroll saw – well Nate did 🙂
- White Peony – I bought a bouquet from Hobby Lobby – 40% off – and used a wire cutter to separate the stem
- Staple Gun
To Hang –
- Sawtooth Hanger – I used one because the sign was pretty light. This all depends on where you hang the sign and the weight of the sign too!
- Cut the base plywood and furring pieces to your desired size. Mine is 12.5 x 13.5 – random I know…
- Attach the furring strips to create the frame – TBH Nate definitely made this part for me and I cannot take credit. He is the best!
- Stain or paint the base your desired shade. My ride or die – Minnwax Honey.
I printed “The Yasgar Family” in my desired font and size on a regular sheet of paper. Next, I colored on the back of the sheet of paper with a colored pencil, flipped it right side up onto my wood and traced it with a sharpened pencil. The color from the back on the paper transferred to the wood and left an outline for me to cut around. I used my Craftsman Scroll Saw to cut out each letter.
- Paint the words in your desired share and let dry.
- Use wood glue to attach the letters to the canvas
I attached a white peony stem to the side of the frame with a staple gun. The single stem gave the frame a little more character and added to the theme of her collage wall.
I am so excited to give Kelsey this sign and help her design the collage wall. Handmade gifts are so much fun to make and I love seeing them in my friend’s homes.
Don’t forget to check out my last post for a 20% off coupon for the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The ReStore has a ton of awesome materials for DIYs.
Have a DIY you love or want to see created? Comment below or send me a message. I am always up for a project!