DIY Easy Welcome Sign
Create a statement with this DIY easy welcome sign. Get the look you want using Fusion Mineral paint. Fusion Mineral Paint can be used for so much more than just furniture.
Want more Fusion Mineral Paint projects? Check out this DIY gather wooden sign, these DIY color block candle holders, and these upcycled basket planters.
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The other day I was in the mood to make a sign. I was browsing through Instagram and seeing tons of modern wooden signs that I loved. It got all of my creative juices flowing and I felt like making something!
I came up with this really quick and easy wooden welcome sign. It’s simple, modern, and the perfect fall accent piece for our home.
Let me show you how to make it.
How to Make a DIY Easy Welcome Sign
- Welcome Wooden Cutout
- Finishing Plywood
- Fusion Mineral Paint — I used the color Midnight Blue
The inspiration for this sign came from this “Welcome” wooden cutout that I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby.
I’ve seen so many dimensional wooden signs lately. The ones with the letters that are raised give the sign lots of dimension. I wanted to create something similar with this sign but a little bolder.
I loved the price of the wooden cutout, but I didn’t really love the finish. So, I decided to paint it to something more modern and clean.
One of my favorite paints to use for small home DIY projects is Fusion Mineral Paint.
I’ve used it in the past for quite a few projects around our house.
Fusion Mineral Paint is made for furniture makeovers, but it’s also great for smaller home projects.
It requires basically zero prep work before you apply and it covers in a single coat. It’s also zero VOC so no worries about that intense paint smell that you can get from most spray paints.
My other favorite thing about this paint is that it’s self-leveling. That means once it’s dry, you don’t see the brush strokes.
I had a bunch of different colors of Fusion Mineral Paint to try out, and I wasn’t sure which one I would like best.
So, I grabbed a scrap piece of wood and did some paint swatches to see how the colors looked once they were dry.
From left to right:
- Midnight Blue — a beautiful dark blue (similar to navy)
- Heirloom — a pretty light blue with slight gray undertones
- Lichen — a muted modern green
- Cranberry — a beautiful and deep red
- Linen — a taupe and green neutral
- Champness — a light bright blue
- Renfrew Blue — a bright teal blue
I love all of these colors! Especially that cranberry red. I know I want to use that for
something this Christmas season.
I eventually settled on a Midnight Blue (not surprising). Apparently, I really like blues and grays in my home.
I used a regular paintbrush to apply the paint to my “Welcome” wooden cutout.
There were lots of crevices that I needed to get the paint into in order to really cover the whole cutout.
But, I wasn’t worried about it because I knew that the paint would self-level and I wouldn’t be able to see any of my crazy brush strokes.
I only did one coat of paint, and the wooden cutout was completely covered.
Isn’t that color blue so pretty!? I know I’m going to want to use it on some furniture in the future.
To create the back of the sign, I cut a piece a plywood to a size slightly larger than the wooden cutout. Then, because this is a super easy DIY project, I just hot glued the wooden cutout to the wood backing.
I did use industrial hot glue, not the craft kind. You could also use Gorilla Glue which I think would work really well.
And that was it, I had a finished new Welcome sign!
I love the simple look of this sign. It’s perfect for fall!
If you want more ideas for how you can use Fusion Mineral Paint for lots of home projects (not just furniture), you can see some of my other projects in the links below.
- Old Cabinet Makeover
- DIY Gather Wooden Sign
- DIY Color Block Candle Holders
- Christmas Tree Ornament Art
PS: Ok so one of those projects is a furniture project, but the rest of them are not! You can get really creative with Fusion Mineral Paint.
So fresh and modern! I love the update, definitely agree this is better…all the navy lately is awesome, I am so on board with it! I’ve become navy obsessed because of you lol. Pinning!
Love the paint color you chose and the modern farmhouse look. I pinned it to my DIY decor board. Also, I didn’t know there was such a thing as “industrial hot glue.” I ended up using wood glue for a recent project like this because regular hot glue definitely didn’t cut it.
This is beautiful, Christine. I love how you let the paint look like it had ‘washed’ the ‘welcome’…. the wood grain peeking through!
Beautiful! I love your sweet welcome sign! Thanks for the tutorial! I love making new decor for my home.
Thanks for the sweet words Lauren 🙂
Hope you have a great day!
Love the paint color and also where you placed this in your home! That little concrete pumpkin next to it is so cute, too!
Thank you! It was a nice easy project that made a great impact!
I have never heard of that paint, but looks like I’m going to have to try it out. Have you used it for larger pieces like a dresser? My white paint projects on furniture aren’t ever as good as I want them to turn out.
Yes! It’s a great paint for furniture in general. Perfect for a dresser. I have used it on an accent cabinet in my home and it turned out great!