DIY Farmhouse Bedroom Makeover – Custom Sign
I saw a similar sign online, but they wanted a lot of money for it and it was smaller than I wanted. So, time to kick up the DIY gears and figure out a way to create my own on the cheap!
Materials I used to make this gorgeous custom Farmhouse Sign
- Canvas panels
- Black HTV and weeding tool (yes, I used a dental pick lol!)
- Cutting machine (I used a very old Silhouette, but have since gotten the Cricut Maker and accessory kit! AND I LOVE IT!!)
- Free Farmhouse Fonts – you can play around with fonts! Just search for free Farmhouse fonts and get creative.
- E6000 craft glue
- Mod Podge
- Ryobi cordless glue gun – I recommend getting one with a high and low heat setting (or, you can use any corded glue gun)
I knew I wanted it to be on canvas, so I used two 16×20 canvas panels that I got at Walmart. The words are heat transfer vinyl that I got on clearance at Walmart, which I cut with my super old Silhouette cutting machine. Seriously, this thing won’t even run on modern computers anymore. (But, good news! I got a Cricut Maker and accessory kit for Christmas!)
Here’s the sign on Etsy that gave me the inspiration!
Next, I covered the seam with two smaller canvases which I deconstructed from their frames. I used Mod Podge to attach them onto the canvas.
I turned the canvases over and glued them. First, I tacked them together with hot glue, to hold them in place so the E6000 craft glue that I added after could set up. I clamped them to make sure they stayed together. Not having a tight seam will make it show more than you want! This step is optional, and will make two seams versus one seam. But, the one seam will be bigger so I thought this was better.
Then, I set up my ancient Silhouette cutting machine to cut the words The Snuggle is Real from black HTV. To make the words big enough, I had to do this on more than one layout.
Once the letters were cut out, I weeded away the parts that weren’t supposed to be on the canvas.
Since this was so large, I cut the letters in sections and eyeballed it. If you aren’t good at eyeballing, but will be forever haunted if it isn’t straight, then use a ruler! lol!
After I laid out the words, I grabbed a white flour sack dish towel, heated up my iron, and went to work attaching the words. I added boards under the canvas to bring them to the same level as the frame. In other words, that way I wouldn’t press and stretch the canvas down to the table.
When the letters were all attached, I started working on the frame.
I had an old pallet (you can see it in the top right of picture), which I cut up and attached around the canvas.