How to Make a Custom Porch Sign

Another request for a project seen on Pinterest. 

Porch sign with painted words

I often get requests by friends, family and clients to re-create signs they found on Pinterest. 

You can read about another extra-large special order HERE.

It is not my intention to copy the work of other artists but I want to re-create something similar for my clients and I apologize if I don't know where the original idea originated. 

So I begin today with a request from a special person to re-create a sign similar to one she loved on Pinterest for their porch. 

Welcome to the porch sign

I painted the board with a light grey "oops paint" from Home Depot then using a dry brush added white streaks over the top of the grey. 

For the lettering I began by searching through my list of fonts to find something similar. I use a website called wordmark.itIf you type in a word or phrase on this site it will show you how the word looks using all the fonts in your collection. I use this tool all the time! 

Once I found the fonts I was looking for I used my Silhouette vinyl cutter to create a stencil. I used stencil vinyl for this project which works very well when it is time to piece together the stencils and there is no bleeding. 

Sign with vinyl stencil

When all the pieces of my stencil were positioned perfectly I began to sponge paint the letters. I use a large sponge pouncer to do this. 

Painting in the stencil with black

When I finished I pulled off the stencils and let the lettering dry. 

In the end I sprayed the sign with a clear spray matte sealer

Grey welcome to the porch sign

welcome to the porch sign with black writing

The sign was finished and when I sent my friend a photo she was thrilled. We met for lunch and I delivered her sign.

welcome to our porch sign

Here is a photo of the sign hung on my friends porch. 

Finished sign hanging over blue sofa

Welcome to the porch hand painted porch sign

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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. .