How to Make a Custom Porch Sign

Another request for a project seen on Pinterest. 

Creating a custom welcome to the porch sign.

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. 

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. 

I am including my Amazon Affiliate links to products I use so you can recreate this project. Homeroad will receive a small stipend from your purchase with no additional cost to you. 

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. 

Creating a custom welcome to the porch sign using stencils.

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. 

Creating a custom porch sign using stencils.

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

Creating a custom porch sign using DIY stencils.

Creating a copy-cat porch sign using DIY stencils.

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

Creating a rustic porch sign using DIY stencils.

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

Welcome to the porch hand painted sign

Welcome to the porch hand painted porch sign



I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. Beautiful Susan! I love this sign.

  2. thank you for this info!!! i have friends ask me to make signs they have seen somewhere too, but i always try to change it up and make it my own so as not to did a great job on yours! aren’t “oops” paints the best from home depot?? love them. going to bookmark word it!!! thanks again for sharing all your ideas!

    1. Thanks Debi! Yes home depot oops paint is the best! She loved her sign and that made me happy :)


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