Learn how to create your own DIY Wood Welcome Sign using laser-cutwood pieces that can be interchangeable from local craft stores. No laser cutting machine is required for this project, plus I show you how to create something perfect for your style and your home.
Have you ever looked at or wanted one of those Wood Welcome Signs that was stained beautifully, laser-cut, and also had cute interchangeable wood art you could personalize with the seasons? Maybe even have a custom name or word laser cut on it instead of the traditional “welcome” word.
The only problem is you’d spend a small fortune ordering one from someone who has a wood laser cutting machine or purchases a wood laser cutting machine yourself.
If you do not know what a wood laser cutting machine is, it’s like a giant commercial grade Cricut or SIlhouette machine made to cut (thick wood) like butter. Gloforge is a brand that sells a home table-top one but it will run you at a minimum of $5,000.
One day… one day I will get a wood laser. But until then, I will DIY all my wood signs thanks to the awesome wood aisles and sections at my local craft stores.
DIY Interchangeable Welcome Sign
Have you walked down the wood aisles at Hobby Lobby or Michaels lately? Both are truly worth a visit. Not only do they have wood sign blanks and surfaces along with some pretty great options for wood lettering, but they also have customizable pieces for creating your own version of a DIY Wood Welcome Sign.
Making Your DIY Sign
I created this sign with bits and pieces of wood laser cut pieces I’ve found from a couple of different places. If you are willing to search before you create you can really find some great pieces from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and even Joanns to put together a nice “kit” for yourself to create.
Below is the video I created showing how I decided to personalize this kit.
Laser Cut Wood Words
As I mentioned above, you can find some great selections of wood laser words from Hobby Lobby. Words I was able to find were Family, Hello, Welcome, Friends, Blessed, and so much more.
Even if you don’t find a word you want to use, you could create one in vinyl and apply it to the bottom of your sign. You can even create custom words in vinyl or create a stencil and paint the word using the stencil instead.
When it comes to creating your own DIY Welcome Sign, the possibilities are endless.
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Using Craft Cutting Machines To Make Words
I provide several FREE SVG files in my Resource Library that you can use for Free or even find some cute ones in my shop.
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Putting It All Together
In order to create the sign, I simply painted my base in a neutral color white. You can use spray paint or chalk paint.
Then for your word you can paint it or use vinyl.
For the wood pieces, I used a combination of scrapbook paper and paint. TO apply the scrapbook paper, use mod podge as the glue and apply it to the woodcut bases or pieces that are raised.
You can make it super simple or even get very detailed with how you personalize each wood piece.
You can even layer the wood piece to make a cool effect if your piece does not come with layers already.
I created several different wood pieces to change out. You can change them out with the seasons or events or holidays.
For now, I have the basic house, the camper, and a cupcake. Every summer we go camping and it’s everyone’s birthday in the family, so I felt the cupcake was appropriate for the summer season.
I will definitely be creating a few more of these wood pieces for the holidays, and even a door hanger sign for my classroom.
Here’s a look at it completed. What do you think? I actually love the way it turned out.