Hi everyone, I’m Jessica from Everyday Party Magazine. And, I am so excited to be here sharing this Simple DIY Front Door Sign project as part of Design Dazzle’s Christmas Wonderful celebration this year! This project is really fairly simple and can be displayed by your front door before dinner tonight!
DIY Door Sign
DIY door signs are super popular, and so much fun to make! And, with my hack, you don’t even need to be good at painting to make the perfect sign!
Let’s get started on this fun project! First, gather your supplies. For this project, I used supplies I already had at home. But, if you don’t have everything, a quick trip to the hardware store and craft store will fix that problem.
- Blank wood – I used a scrap of ply wood I had at home and cut it to size. This cut file is set to just about 4×48″.
- Design Space Access
My sign is about 4×48″ so I cut my plywood just a little larger than that. I used plywood because I already had it, but you could use a 1×6″ cut to 50″ and it would be perfect too. Once you have your wood cut to size, paint it with a light coat of paint. This is your background color, don’t paint it too thick.
While you wait for the paint to dry, open this cut file. Then, resize it to fit your wood blank.
Now, send the project to cut. I used red and green HTV. You may need to slice the project to fit your cutting mats and HTV size too. This will separate the letters and create cut files for each section. Once you have it all sized to fit, send it to cut. Don’t forget to mirror the cut and place the shiny side of the HTV on the cutting mat.
After you are finished cutting the HTV, weed the excess. This project is so easy to weed because it’s relatively large.
Once the paint on the wood is dry, place the text onto the board. Be sure to leave room for the Christmas tree!
Then, use your EasyPress to press the HTV onto the wood board.
That’s it! You should have a perfect holiday sign to place by your front door this holiday season. And, after the holidays, turn it over and use the backside to make a sweet Valentine’s Day or Spring sign!
Jessica is a busy mom of four teenage boys. She can usually be found at hockey rinks around the South East cheering for two of her boys. When she isn’t at the rink, she enjoys traveling with her family and having fun at amusement parks.