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This DIY hanging wood avenue sign is a great way to add a personal touch to any home or event. For the longest time, I wanted to DIY a wood sign to hang over every door in our home. I had to commit when our neighbor thought the door to our garage was the door to our bathroom. He ended up chasing our dog across the main road because she escaped. YIKES!
Buying Vs. DIY-ing
Purchasing custom signs were about $40 a piece, and that didn’t include the shipping! I needed 6, and $240.00 before shipping sounded like A LOT of money to me. I’m a “numbers” person, so if I can make it for cheaper than I can buy it, I’m all about it! Now, I am an avid online shopper, and I compare prices all the time. When I priced out how much it would cost to have these wood signs made vs. what it would cost to DIY them, the numbers made sense! These avenue signs actually cost me $15.12 each. That’s not super cheap, but it’s also not $40! Let me break that down for you:
Wood Sign- $1.99 each (Hobby Lobby)
*They are actually called wood plaques
Plant Hanger- $5.00 each (Lowes)
Vinyl Words- $6.96 (That’s for both sides. So $3.48 per side) (Etsy)
Spray Paint- $5.00 for all 6 ($.83 each) (Lowes)
Cup Hooks- $2.00 for all 6 ($.33) (Lowes)
I want to add that I used two words on most of them, too. So that vinyl was pretty cheap!
The hanging wood avenue signs in our home say:
Powder Room, Master Bedroom, Master Bath, Basement, His and Hers (Our Closets! Super cute idea if you have two!).
Here are some photos of how they turned out!
Let’s DIY This Wood Sign!
Preface: Once I bought the wood plaques, I measured the length and height I wanted my vinyl letters to be. If you want the length of your “word” to expand the entire plaque, make sure the height fits in the shortest part of the plaque. Also, take into consideration whether or not you are doing two words or one. If your sign is for 2 words, then you may need to do one on top of the other. I found a seller on Etsy to make my vinyl lettering. I picked the color, font, length, and height of the words. TIP- Choose a cursive font so you don’t have to put each individual letter on the sign. That would mean you would have to deal with spacing them correctly, and that sounds like quite a task to me!
- Screw the cup hooks into the top center of the wood plaque.
- Spray paint the plaque (and hook) according to the directions on the can. Spray one side, let it dry, spray the other side. Do as many coats as you like for the look you want.
- Put the vinyl lettering on. If you measured correctly in the beginning, it should be a sinch!
- Decide where you want to hang your plant bracket. Do you want it centered above the door? To the right? To the left? Move it around in different spots to see what looks best. Remember to look at it from different angles if you have someone who can hold it for you.
- Install the plant bracket and hang your sign!
If you LOVE DIY decor, check out this gorgeous DIY candle holder!
SHOUT OUT to an easy project! FIRE UP that I didn’t have to pay $40 per sign!
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*These opinions are entirely my own. I was not compensated for creating this post