I saw several reversible signs on Pinterest and in catalogs recently and thought I could create a customized version of it for my own home. This project is more affordable, and I could write whatever I wanted on it. The signs were scrap wood I had from our Stonewall patching project. If you want to read about that DIY post, feel free to visit this link.
Harvest and Joy Reversible Outdoor Sign
Here’s how I created my Harvest and Joy reversible outside decoration sign to add to my decorations. I hope this inspires you to create one for yourself.
There are not many items needed for this project especially if you enjoy doing projects. I had everything on this list left over from other DIY Projects I had recently.
Items needed to make these signs.
Pencil or pen
8-10 inches wide and 4 feet long piece of spare wood
One Black chalk spray can
One thin tip paint brush
One bottle of white acrylic paint
Here’s how I made it.
- Spray painted the sign with black chalk spray paint. Added two coats.
- Print out large letters (Click here to pick up the PDF for these words) I added some extra holiday pictures if you want to use them.
- Leave about 18 inches from the bottom and then place the Harvest letters about 1 inch apart from the other. Leave about 8 inches or so from the top for the ribbon.
- Use Painters tape and adhere one side of the signs to the board allowing yourself to lift up one side and slide the carbon paper(aff) under it. This carbon paper will help when tracing the letters.
- Trace each letter. Press hard enough to transfer the shape of the letter to the wood.
- Use white paint and a thin tip paint brush and paint the inside of each letter.
- Let dry and then add a second coat.
- Let dry and do the other (Joy) side.
- Add the stencil (angel) and then paint the inside.
- Retrace the letters with the Joy paper (Steps 4-7) and let dry after you painted.
- Optional: Create a ribbon with some fall silk flowers on it. Using the hot glue gun, adhere the flowers to the ribbon and wrap the ribbon around the wood.
- Position the sign up against a wall or something sturdy and enjoy. I liked to add decorations to the front of the sign to help keep the sign sturdy.
That’s it. What do you think? View the joy sign at the very bottom of this post. I hope this inspires you to make this beautiful sign for your front porch. Now it’s your turn. Have you made a sign like this for your front porch? Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
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