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How to Make a Wood Sign with a Paper Background

I have a lot of scrap wood, as I am also a woodworker, and I always save the pieces for projects like this. This piece can be made to match any decor and is so easy! Today, I’ll share how to make a wood sign with a paper background!

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Materials:

  • 12″ x 12″ scrap of plywood
  • 12″ x 12″ scrapbooking paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Vinyl sign or symbol
  • Paint
  • Sanding sponge, fine grit

 

Start by thoroughly sanding the plywood. Apply a generous coat of Mod Podge, then apply the paper smoothing it out to remove any wrinkles or bubbles. Let it dry completely.

Apply a coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper and let it dry. This will make it easier to remove the vinyl decal.

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Use the sanding sponge to rough up the Mod Podge surface, then apply the vinyl. Apply another coat of Mod Podge over the vinyl and let it dry.

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Sand again, then apply the paint. I used three coats of paint to completely cover the print on the paper. Once the paint is dry, carefully remove the vinyl and lightly sand again (I know – lots of sanding!). Apply a polyurethane sealer if desired.

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Attach a hanger to the back – I like to use a soda can tab with a washer and a screw.

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Voila!! So cute! I have to mention that this idea came from The Han, my teenage daughter! She’s so creative… I wonder where that comes from?? No idea… Anyhoo, I hope you’ve enjoyed my tutorial on how to make a wood sign with a paper background. How would your wood sign look if you followed this tutorial? Leave a comment below!

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