The weather is ever so slightly cooling down in Georgia, and I’m thinking about fall decor. I’m in the process of adding some more rustic and industrial touches to my kitchen and this DIY gather sign looks great above the oven. Best of all … this project was pretty much free!
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DIY Gather Sign Supplies
- Wood cut to size. I used a scrap piece of wood leftover from an 8ftx12in board that was cut down for some kitchen shelves.
- Stain in your color choice. I used Minwax in Dark Walnut
- Paint pen in your color choice (I used white)
- Polyacrylic (my personal favorite)
- Sandpaper in 120 grit
- Your words printed on a piece of paper
Instructions to create your DIY Gather Sign
- Lightly sand the wood and wipe down to get rid of any dust
- Use wood conditioner, if you have some (but it’s fine without)
- Once the conditioner is dry (about 10 minutes), wipe on the stain (I use a foam brush). Let sit for a few minutes and then wipe down with paper towels to remove excess stain
- Once stain is dry (anywhere from 4-8 hours – mine took forever because it was super humid when I did this), brush on one layer of polyacrylic
- Let dry according to instructions on can
- To create the actual sign, position your piece of paper with your word on top of the wood board. It helps to tape it down.
- Using a ball point pen, trace the letters, pressing down as hard as you can. Retrace a second time
- Once you lift the piece of paper, you should be able to see the indent of the words on the wood
- Use your paint pen, and fill in the words and design. Repeat as needed to ensure coverage.
- Let dry. From here, you can either do another coat or two of poly, or go ahead and hang!
I hung mine using the picture hanging Command strips above the stove. If you don’t want to create your own word to print, you can download my DIY gather sign print below.
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