Seaside Cottage Sign Tutorial

Today we're making this beautiful Cottage sign! Ready? 

What you will need:
1/4" Wood
Chalk Paint (We used American Paint Company in Uncle Sam to paint it)
Paint Brush
Pencil or Rounded Carving Tool 

I painted the board white, I wanted it to look really crisp so it took a view coats. 

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Using Picmonkey I found a font and using a blank canvas and saving each letter of the word on to your computer. I think I used a font size around 2000 and print the letters so that they fill one regular printer size page. 

I trimmed away excess paper and then laid the letters out on the sign and taped it in place so it didn't slide around.

Using a pencil or a rounded wood carving tool (yeah, I don't know what it's called) I traced the outline of the letters pressing hard.

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Then painted over the traced lines filling in the letters.

Using the hot glue gun  I squeezed glue onto each leg.

 Then pressed firmly onto the sign.

Follow that by placing felt pads on the back of each corner of the sign.

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I tied a knot at the end of the wire and stapled it to the back of the sign. and did the same on the other side. 


  1. love it! and thanks for the size of the letters! i always have trouble figuring out the size to enter! this is perfect!!! you guys always share wonderful things!


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