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How to Make a Wood Sign

Wood Sign DIY

I made this wood sign out of leftover dog ears for my momma for Mother’s Day, and she loved it. You can use any scrap wood, but we had some old dog ears from when we built our privacy fence. My husband was going to burn them, but thankfully I rescued them to make this dog ear welcome sign.

If you don’t have any leftover dog ears, they are very inexpensive to buy. Making a wood sign is pretty simple, and you can do it yourself.

Materials Needed

  • 2 dog ears
  • Stain – I used Ebony
  • Acrylic paint
  • Stencils
  • Wax – I used Minwax

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Making Your Wood Sign

Usually, when you make a wood sign, you would want to sand the wood to make a smooth surface. This project I want to keep the rustic dog ear look so I will not be sanding.

First I stained the dog ears on both sides and fastened them together with screws using two pieces of wood.


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I laid my stencils on the dog ears getting an idea for the placing of the letters.

I used a sponge brush and acrylic paint dabbing the paint lightly while holding my stencil tight to the dog ears. I did this until I got all letters painted.

You can use a paintbrush to connect the letters.

Then I use an Exacto knife to scrape off any unwanted paint.


When the paint is dry, you can wax the sign to finish.

Ta-da EZPZ welcome sign.

Finished Wood Sign

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I like to make things or make things better. I keep a blog to journal my creations and share with you how you can do it yourself.


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