Learn how to make easy wooden block signs to decorate your home or give as gifts!
I just love these super cute wooden block signs. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be customized with fun sayings and designs and they make great holiday decorations! Signs like this usually sell for ten to fifteen dollars in stores. But, if you make your own you can save a bundle!
These wood block signs add the perfect touch to any home. Also, they make great gifts during the holidays or birthdays. I’m a big fan of versatile projects and this is one that can be used in so many different ways!
Let’s face it, wood block signs are something that we see everywhere! I see them in almost every single store I go to. Depending on where you go, sometimes the prices are completely insane! So I thought, why not make my own?
Sometimes when you make your own designs you not only have fun creating them, but you cherish them more. It becomes something that is more sentimental to you and you can even personalize them to match your home.
Of course, we will need wood blocks for this project. I’m going to make two sizes: 5 by 7 inches and 6 inch squares. I want to show you a few different ways to make these so we’ll use paint, mod podge and permanent vinyl.
We’re also going to “stain” one of the blocks, but we’re not using “stain.” Wait til you see how we do it. It’s pretty cool! Other things we’ll need include: a weeding tool, scissors, scraper tool, foam paint brush and of course our Cricut Cutting Machine and a mat.
Here’s a supply list of what you need to make wood block signs! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
Materials to Make Wood Block Signs
- Unfinished Wood Block Sign OR
- Square Unfinished Wood Block Sign
- Chalk Paint – ( I used Imperial Red, Rich Black, Aqua, Cottage White, Nutmeg Brown)
- Mod Podge Matte
- Permanent Vinyl ( I used Black, White, and Tomato Red)
- Transfer Tape
- (Optional) Fonts (I used Beachwood, Amastery, Berson Dream, Breethy, Homework, Flamingalingo, Black Mint, Cream Candy, Home, Be Honest, and Gloria Ramsey Two Faced Serif)
- A method to cut your vinyl designs, I used the amazing Cricut Maker 3 but you can also use the Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Series, or Cricut Joy
- Cricut Green StandardGrip Machine Mat
- Weeding Tool
- Scraper Tool
- Foam Paint Brush
- Butcher Paper
- Baby Wipe or Damp Paper Towel (for Faux Stain Method)
- Design #333 – My free SVG/PDF/DXF design files are available in my free resource library (get the password by filling out the form at the bottom of this page)
How to Make Your Own DIY Wood Block Signs
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Answers to Your Questions About How to Make DIY Wood Block Signs
Q: Where is your tutorial for this project?
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