Learn how to create this cute DIY Summer sign using popsicle sticks, wood letters, and paint. This simple project is both fun and easy and adds a pop of Summer decor to your home.
I am totally a sucker for cute and fun decor when it comes to decorating my coffee bar. And oftentimes if I can’t find what I am looking for I create it. Just like the DIY Summer Sign using craft supplies and paint.
I used a scrap piece of board I found in our leftover woodpile we that. You know the pile of wood that is small and just too good to trash.
I also used some craft wood letters that I found from the craft store, but have recently seen a good selection of in the dollar store.
How To Make A Summer Sign
Once you have all the materials you will need to set up an area to create. The dining room table or your craft table is a great place. I made this in front of my Dreambox cabinet as it has all my supplies within the craft storage cabinet at an arms reach.
You can also check out my Dreambox Setup in this video to see how I have it set up! I absolutely love the Dreambox setup. It really makes crafting so much more fun!
- Scrap piece of wood – or desired size piece of wood for the sign. My piece was about the size of a sheet of paper turned horizontally.
- Paint – in a variety of colors. Check out my Paint Supplies List for Crafters!!
- Popsicle Sticks
- Wood Biscuits or Oval Shapes – you can find at a craft store or Hobby Lobby
- Small Wood Letters – Dollar Tree has these
- Wood for trim – if you want to trim your sign.
Making The Summer Sign
Once you have all of your supplies and materials, first begin by painting the wood piece. This will serve as the background. I chose white so that my popsicle colors would pop off the background.
Step 1: Paint the large piece of wood a white or neutral background color.
Step 2: Next stain the bottom sides of your popsicle sticks to give them a little extra finish. I also used this time to stain my wood trim pieces that I pre-cut for the side edges of my sign. I like that the popsicle sticks coordinate with the wood trim.
Step 3: Using the good pieces or ovals, cut one end off to make it into a popsicle shape. I did not measure this because I wanted each popsicle to be slightly different. Once that is complete, paint the popsicles in different colors. I did a rainbow of colors, but you can do any color theme you wish here. Match it to your existing decor, or go all out with vibrant colors.
Then paint your letters. I chose black for this so that the letters would pop off the sign.
Step4: Once everything is dry, glue the wood popsicles, the stick into place. Then glue the wood letters on each popsicle.
Step 5: Using a brad-nailer – nail the trim pieces to the side edges of the sign. This is my favorite tool to use.
Then display your sign on your favorite shelf or ledge. I put my sign right on my coffee bar! I love the way it turned out! What do you think? Are you ready for Summer?
If you liked this project – you may also be interested in the DIY Ice Cream Sign that I created.