Fall is in the air, and what better time to start a fun porch project. It’s still warm enough to work outside, but not so hot you will melt doing it. This easy DIY Welcome Sign is a simple 3 step project perfect to inspire your front porch decor.
My FAVORITE season to decorate for is Fall. I love the rich, warm colors of autumn. Red, orange, brown, yellow, and of course a pop of turquoise have me dreaming of sweaters and hot coffee. This is a customizable Welcome Porch Sign that will easily change with every season!
Easy DIY Welcome Sign - Step 1
Assemble and Stain your Wood Backer Board
We used four 2x4s to create the back from our local hardware store. This makes it very heavy, you could also use 1x4s to make it lighter. Each board was cut into 6ft pieces and we attached them together with smaller cross bars in the back. 4 pieces make the width approximately 16in wide and 6ft tall.
You can Stain them before or after assembly. We used a mixture of Minwax Stains we had on hand. We combined an Ebony stain with a lighter wood color to get this deep brown color. You can choose any stain color you would like. Keep in mind you brick or house color when selecting a stain.
Paint & Distress your WELC ME Letters
Once your board is stained and assembled, it’s time to work on the WELC ME letters. We use large wooden letters in our Welcome Porch Sign DIY Creative Kit.
We are using Bungalow 47 in Subway Tile for the letters. This will give it a neutral base so your attachments really pop each season.
Paint the sides and tops of each letter. No need to paint the backs, they will be glued on the board.
Next, use a touch of Bungalow 47 paint color Lamp Post to add some faux distressing on top of your letters. I am using a cheap chip brush to do this to get that uneven look easier. You could get more creative here and add some fun gold or black polka dots or stripes if you want. Keep it neutral though so your attachments will be what draw’s the attention on the board.
After your letters are dry, you are ready to attach them to your board. I use E6000 to glue them. It’s way better than hot glue and will last much longer outside. Make sure to lay them out on your board and pop in your largest attachment to get spacing right before glueing. You will ONLY glue the letters, NOT the attachments.
Step 3: Paint & Prep your Seasonal Attachment
Paint your wood shape cutout just the way you like it. Make sure to seal it to help protect it from outdoor elements.
Once your attachments are painted, you will attach them to your board using velcro. Each of our seasonal attachments come with these strips of Velcro or you can find them at any craft store.
You won’t need the backer piece of Velcro from each shape because once you get it on the board it stays, but just keep it somewhere handy in case you need to replace it at anytime.
Check out some of our current cute Seasonal Welcome Sign Attachments below! Be sure to check our shop because we update availability frequently.
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Who else is excited for fall?! I may just be one of those already sipping that pumpkin spice latte as I plan my fall home decor. (No Judgment Zone here) This project is the perfect start for an amazing front porch for the changing season!
If you enjoyed learning how to build this Easy DIY Welcome Sign and decide to take the plunge, I would love to see what you create!