Metal Label Sign for a Tiered Tray

This is a project for all those people who contacted me saying they couldn't find the Dollar Tree sign I posted about a few weeks ago.  Not every Dollar Tree store has the same stock at the same time and many of you loved the signs but couldn't find them in your stores. Today I'm going to show you how you can make them yourselves! 

wooden coffee sign and a cup

I never thought I'd have to knock-off a Dollar Tree sign but here I am and today I will. 

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This little sign is just too cute not to own a few but nobody could find the signs at Dollar Tree when I wrote about them. 

They fit so perfectly in tiered trays or on small shelves, everyone needs at least one. 

Here is how you can make this sign yourself for about a dollar. 

First I cut a wooden board into several pieces that were 4 1/2" x 3 1/2".

wooden blocks

I painted the boards in several of my favorite chalky colors

green and pink painted signs

Next, I distressed the edges of the board and stained it with a Minwax stain cloth

If you like the bright colors you can leave off the staining step. 

distressed pink and green blocks

pink and green stained blocks

I ordered these metal label holders from Amazon that were just the right size to hold a small sign.

They even come with the screws and cost just over a dollar a piece. 

metal label holders in a box

I like the silver finish on these label holders but you could always spray paint them with another color.

metal label holder with blue film

I screwed the metal label holders to the board and that was it. 

colored blocks with silver label holders

wooden signs with metal label holders

I printed out words and signs on card stock to slip into the metal label holders. 

have a good day sign in label holder block

These signs are perfect to leave a cute little note around the house or to fill up a tiered tray. 

put it in the dishwasher sign and glass

The signs are interchangeable and can be customized to say whatever you need. 

turn off the heat sign on thermostat

I don't know about you but I have a million places I could leave a little sign! 

flush sign on windowsill

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wooden sign holder and Pinterest overlay

They are very similar to the very popular and hard to find dollar store signs I wrote about before and they cost just about a dollar too! 

Hang it up sign on a bench with a shirt

I bet you could use a small sign or two! 

Put it in the laundry 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. .