Rustic wood signs are a hot new decorating trend, and it’s easy to see why they’ve become so popular. They’re versatile, homey works of art that aren’t out of place anywhere in the house, whether you’re looking for kitchen décor or something to spruce up the front porch. At the local home goods store, wood sign ideas can run for hundreds of dollars, but you can make DIY versions very inexpensively, with only a few hand tools (or, in some cases, none at all). One of the most popular materials for these wood decorations is old shipping pallets, which are often available for free from local businesses trying to get rid of them.
Disassembling pallets is tricky, though, so for a simpler option, hit up a local lumberyard or home improvement store. To give your shiny new lumber an aged, weathered look, use wood stains, diluted paint, or the old steel wool trick: soak steel wool in plain white vinegar until it begins to rust (about 24 hours), then paint the wood you want to age with strong black tea, following up with the rust-infused vinegar.
Mix a little vintage flair with a modern touch as you hang this wooden sign in your home for Christmas. The classic black and white color combination works great for your modern home while the sentiment of the sign triggers memories of chopping down the tree as a child. It looks great for a mid-summer to late fall decoration to coordinate with your bounty of this delectable go-to healthy snack!
Infuse some modern farmhouse appeal into your home with this super-sized wooden antiques sign.
Its massive size makes quite the statement on your wall while it adds character and charm to the room. From the friendly “welcome” and “gather” greetings to the scripted “farmhouse,” these simple hand-painted signs are a perfect addition to your home.
Set in a rustic wooden frame, these hand-painted signs are a subtle hint at the importance of our mindsets. This cute creation takes inspiration from the conversation hearts of Cupid’s holiday, but could be displayed all year long! Everyone loves this classic vintage red truck and when it’s dressed up for the holidays with a tree in the back, it’s simply hard to resist!
Decorate your home for Christmas with this fun and charming vintage hand-painted wood sign.
The wood background shows off the rich knots and grains to make this a unique piece that’s full of character. The red letters are perfect for Christmas time and the inclusion of twinkle lights makes it look great day or night!
This distressed white wooden sign is a great choice as it has “home” written across it and uses an endearing green wreath to form the “o.” This welcome sign is the perfect choice for a piece that works all year and can be updated for each season or holiday.
Arrows guide the way in this distressed white and gray sign that adds character and charm to your family’s Thanksgiving feast. This little gingerbread man is easy to catch as he’s tied with red and white string around this cute Christmas decoration. Hit your local hobby store to find these large letters that you can customize to add some charm to your home. Create a unique wall art piece by covering each letter to spell love in your favorite hue or fabric.
All you need is a single piece of weathered barn wood and you’ve got the base for this shabby chic farmhouse sign. A simple stroke of white paint to display “gather” across it will create a new life for this distressed piece of wood. Have a scavenger hunt and collect all the letters to your name so you can design this custom and creative license plate sign.
Your favorite set of stencils is just what you’ll need to make this fun and happy fall sign.
Use some rich brown vinyl lettering on this buttery mustard yellow painted wooden sign to achieve the reminder we all need. This “start each day with a grateful heart” sign makes a perfect gift for anyone on your list for a birthday, thinking of you, or a “just because” present.
Place this soothing reminder to “just breathe” on top of your mantel to help set the mood for tranquility in your home. Everyone needs a safe haven to relax and re-charge and this wooden sign is the perfect addition to your personal retreat. This scrap piece of wood features a distressed whitewashed finish that adds to its character.
With a slender arrow leading the way, your home needs this pretty piece to add to its fall decor.
Hang this in your home to welcome the season of warmer weather or place it outdoors near your pool to channel the ocean waves in your backyard haven. The soft petals and distressed cow profile work together to add some charm to this shabby chic sign.
Remember the sweet taste of fresh cream from the dairy farm as you place this farmhouse sign in your home. This faux distressed, repurposed pallet sign combines the warmth of a true primitive with wise words for the whole family. It makes a sweet reminder of your commitment when hung above your bed, but it’s equally suitable for use as nursery art.
When you need a shot of true strength, this elegant dark stained sign reminds you of where you can turn. Any time you’re unwinding in your beautiful living room, this reclaimed barn wood sign reminds you of all your blessings. It’s a classy way to add some whimsy to your bathroom design without disrupting an otherwise soothing farmhouse aesthetic.
It combines the warm patina of real barn wood with rustic twine and the freshness of winter white script. Make your bedroom picture perfect with a romantic sign that mixes stencils for a bespoke look that’s especially fitting for this fairytale quote. This repurposed door panel adds cozy character to the master bedroom with a poignant Bible verse.
Just find your ideal piece of wood, decide how you want to lay out your script, and then secure the twine with a glue gun.