How to Make a Farmhouse Porch Welcome Sign

I have been eyeing a gorgeous Farmhouse Porch Welcome Sign for a while.  I’ve seen them on Pinterest.  I’ve seen them on blogs.  I need one!  I want one!  I have wood!  I have paint!  I can make stencils!  So here we go!  Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a farmhouse porch welcome sign!

First Things First

Although I do have a bunch of wood at my store, The Blue Building Antiques and Consignment, I was curious as to the price of plywood.  I plan on making more signs soon.  So I bought a sheet of basic plywood at The Home Depot for $19.  The standard size is 8 feet x 4 feet.  This will make 8 signs at 12 inches x 48 inches.  I used my Kreg Rip Cut Jig to cut these 8 equally sized boards.  I can’t say enough about this jig!  It makes cutting straight lines so incredibly easy!

the blue building antiques and consignment Alabaster AL diy tool guide Kreg project kit


I used my Homeright paint sprayer to easily and QUICKLY paint my 8 boards.  I painted all 8 because I know I will be making more signs.  When painting raw wood, always use a primer first.  Finish up with one coat of your color of choice.  I selected white for my sign.

If you are looking to save time when painting, I highly recommend the Homeright Finish Max paint sprayer.  It is easy to use, maintain, and will save you soooo much time!  


The Blue Building Antiques, Alabaster, AL HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer

Making Stencils

Next I grabbed by Silhouette Cameo and made the stencils for my sign.  I used basic Time New Roman font.  If you don’t have a Silhouette, you can trace letters or freehand!

The next step was stenciling!  I centered the stencils and used black paint to make my letters.

 I used paint from Plain Enterprises.  They make all kinds of wonderful craft supplies including stencils and Folk Art paint.  I love Plaid!  They provided all of the paint for a Make It Take It session that I taught earlier this year at The Philly Home Show .  You can read about the fabulous farmhouse decor clocks that we made HERE.

Where to get these tools!

Here are my affiliate links for the Homeright Finish Max,the Kreg rip cut  jig, the Silhouette Cameo and Plaid’s Folk Art Acrylic Paint:


Voila!  My Farmhouse Porch Welcome Sign!

And here is my sign!

It really was that easy my friends!  

This post is part of a sign making challenge with Gina Luker from The Shabby Creek Cottage.  Gina is a wonderful mentor to thousands of bloggers and she sponsors these challenges several time a year.  She is constantly providing guidance and inspiration to so many new and seasoned bloggers.  And besides being an incredible mentor, she is just a sweet fun person…with cool aqua hair!  You must browse through her blog!

Check out all of the incredible signs in this challenge.  And remember, alot of these projects will be as simple as mine!