Monday, December 21, 2020

DIY Wooden Hello Sign

A few weeks back I visited a workshop called Mixxer Community Makerspace, and used the laser cutter to make a wooden "hello." You can read more about my experience HERE. I used the piece to make a wooden sign for my friend.

DIY Wooden Farmhouse Hello Sign

DIY Wooden Hello Sign


Here is what you need:

12" Wooden round

Wooden Word (can be purchased or handmade)

White Paint

Painters Tape

Super Glue

Ribbon/twine

Eye hooks 

Hot glue gun/glue sticks

DIY Wooden Farmhouse Hello Sign

I started by creating my word in Cricut DesignSpace, saved it as an image, and imported it into the Autotracer software (which is what the Laser Cutter reads.)

DIY Wooden Farmhouse Hello Sign

I placed the piece of plywood in the laser cutter and let it go to work.    

DIY Wooden Farmhouse Hello Sign

DIY Wooden Farmhouse Hello Sign

DIY Wooden Farmhouse Hello Sign

I decided on painting the middle part of the wood to contrast with  the word, so I taped off the area where I wanted to paint.

DIY Wooden Farmhouse Hello Sign

I painted two coats of FolkArt white acrylic paint, allowing it to dry in between coats. Once dry, I removed the tape.

DIY Wooden Farmhouse Hello Sign

I used Super Glue to affix the hello to the painted part of my sign. 

DIY Wooden Farmhouse Hello Sign

DIY Wooden Farmhouse Hello Sign

To hang the sign, I drilled eye hooks into the top of the wood and knotted twine through them.

DIY Wooden Farmhouse Hello Sign

I made a bow using chevron burlap ribbon from the Dollar Tree, then hot glued it onto the top of the sign.

DIY Wooden Farmhouse Hello Sign

How do you think it turned out? What word would you put on yours? 

DIY Wooden Farmhouse Hello Sign

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