DIY Home Sweet Home Sign

Beachy Sign

Welcome to another month of the #makeit challenge!
Last month a few of us joined together to make a great patriotic craft project (see my Canada Day Centerpiece). This month we were challenged to make a Beach themed craft. This beach themed DIY Home Sweet Home Sign will be perfect for decorating your home this summer! 

Home Sweet Home Beach Sign

Here’s what you need to make it:

5ft of 1×4’s (wood)
Mitre Saw
Cricut Explore
Chalk Paint (I used Americana Decor – green, blue, yellow, & white)

I started by designing my sign on the Cricut Explore. I found an image of my home province, Alberta. and then found a font I liked to write “Home Sweet Home” on the sign, and sized it fit the province pic.

DIY Home Sweet Home Sign Cricut

You must make sure to weld the text images so that the words keep the same spacing that you designed in the design space. Print all the words on one vinyl sheet….

DIY Home Sweet Home Sign Cricut

…then print the province (or state) on another vinyl sheet. Mine was more than 12 inches long, so I had to use my 12 x 24″ mat to cut it out.

DIY Home Sweet Home Sign Cricut

Now that you have the vinyl cut. time to get to the woodwork!
I started by cutting my 1 x 4’s, into 12″ sections using the mitre saw.

DIY Home Sweet Home Sign

Next, I painted each of the wood slices individually, and then attached the backs together using some spare wood I had lying around. I attached the wood backing with wood glue, and a staple gun.

DIY Home Sweet Home Sign DIY Home Sweet Home Sign

Next, I flipped the project over (right-side up), and placed my vinyl on top.

DIY Home Sweet Home Sign

Then, using some painters tape, and an X-Acto knife, I created a small border around my province cut-out that I could paint after. I painted within the border with my white chalk paint.

DIY Home Sweet Home Sign

When that was dry, I removed the vinyl and painters tape, and then added the vinyl for the “Home Sweet Home” wording and painted those letters. Hint: If you use a bit of heat, it will help adhere the vinyl even better!

DIY Home Sweet Home Sign

Does anything say beach like rustic rope? I definitely had to add that! I drilled two thick holes into the top so that I could add some rope for hanging my beautiful beachy artwork.

DIY Home Sweet Home Sign

I was hoping to make something that felt beachy, but also that I could keep up on display any time. So I chose some beachy paint colours, but a very neutral saying :) So proud of how this sign turned out! LOVE my province!

DIY Home Sweet Home Sign DIY Home Sweet Home Sign DIY Home Sweet Home Sign Home Sweet Home Beach Sign

For more Easy DIY Beach Decor ideas and projects, please visit these wonderful blogs participating in the Beach Decor #makeit Challenge!

Easy DIY Beach Decor ideas and projects for home SWEET HAUTEHome Sweet Home Sign- Love Create Celebrate

Beach Printable- diy Beautify

Beach Decor DIY Lamp- SWEET HAUTE


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25 thoughts on “DIY Home Sweet Home Sign

  1. I love it, Linda!! Especially with the AB outline on it!! Such pretty beachy décor! Hope your summer is going great, friend! xo

    1. I thought you might like that Kendra! Thanks for stopping by – always great to hear from you!! xo

    1. Thank you so much!! It was really easy to make if you want to make one!! I already have the paint for you to use :)

  2. Hey there! I just popped over from the Wednesday Showcase link-up and I absolutely love this post! I’m proud of my home state (Arizona) and I love representing that so this is such a great idea.

  3. Your sign looks so cute! I would love to have a custom sign like this hanging in my home! From your post it doesn’t appear to be too complicated to make, which is great! I feel like I could probably make a sign like this in a weekend or two, given the proper materials. I think that I’m going by the craft store this weekend, which means that I could pick up everything that I need while I’m there! When it comes to paint, is there a specific brand that you would recommend I buy to use for this project?

    1. My husband taught me everything he knows! I definitely would recommend taking some training before you try a saw though. There are a lot of little things to be aware of for your safety when using new equipment!

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