How to Make a Garden Sign

If you've been around a while you know how much I like to completely take apart a cast off and make 
something new from the pieces.

This time I found a great old oak lamp-table in front 
of my neighbors house, spider eggs and all.

After dis-assembling the whole lamp I had a vision.

I thought the front folding shelf would make the perfect garden sign.

I screwed the shelf to another straight board that broke off the other side of the table. 

Isn't it the perfect sign shape?

I loved the color and the texture of the bare wood, no painting needed!

I printed out the word "GARDEN" on my computer
and used graphite paper to transfer the letters to the sign.

On the back of the sign I attached a rusty metal stake to help the sign stay securely in the ground.

I painted in the letters, then sealed the sign with a poly sealer. 

The bunny likes it too!

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Spider eggs and all - you crack me up! What a great sign. I love that you didn't paint it!


  2. You are so creative, Susan! I love that sign. The curve to it gives it such a nice look. I think you used a much easier font on your sign. Of course, I had to pick something so curly and swirly as a font on mine! Really not a good idea for someone with shaky hands.

  3. Oh so cute! I love that sign.

  4. Recycle and it. The sign is adorable.

  5. thats a perfect little sign,, I do love the shape of it.

  6. Wow, Susan! How Creative. I Love it. Thanks for all your inspiration. Enjoy your Day!!!!

  7. I have to tuck that info in my memory banks, because I don't usually think like that....... "Bliss, you can take things apart to use them. Disassemble".


  8. Susan you could use the pole base to hold a birdhouse in your garden too!


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