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Easy DIY Name Sign Tutorial

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Create your own DIY name sign for the bedroom door or as wall art for your kid’s rooms. This is an easy project that you can make as gifts or one that kids can get involved in too! If you are looking for a simple project you can make in an hour, this is a fun option.

Handmade diy name sign

DIY Name Sign – Easy Gift Idea

When my daughter Lily was born, she received a lovely gift from a family friend – a handmade bedroom door sign with her name.

This friend isn’t overly crafty herself, so it was a handmade gift she had made specifically for the gift. At the time I remember thinking how great it looked, but also how easy it would be to create something similar.

It consisted of four mini square canvases, scrapbooking paper, ribbon and other simple embellishments. The kind of stuff I have an abundance of in my craft room.

Diy name sign with wooden letters

When my second daughter arrived, I wanted to have a similar sign for her bedroom door. But with a much longer first name, the mini canvases were not an ideal option.

Instead, I created this single canvas name sign using wooden letters and embellishments.

Today I am sharing the very simple process so you can make your very own door or wall sign as well, in any colours and materials you please.

What You Will Need

  • Fabric
  • Wooden letters
  • Small stretched canvas
  • Ribbon
  • Scrapbook or patterned paper
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Scalpel/craft knife
  • Paint
  • Buttons, flowers, paint and other embellishments
Handmade diy name sign

How To Make A Canvas Door Sign

1. Cut a piece of material large enough to cover your canvas, or canvases if you are making a separate canvas per letter. Glue fabric in place.

2. Decorate each of the letters differently using scrapbook paper, paint, ribbon and other embellishments.

3. Glue letters in place. Leave overnight to dry before hanging.

I purchased the majority of my materials from Spotlight, which is a major craft retailer here in Australia.

The wooden letters were their medium-sized letters, and about $1.30 each. The canvas was a little more than $10, however, you can purchase a variety of sizes really cheap at discount variety stores.

The other items came from my existing craft supplies.

Handmade diy name sign

Tips

  • Use the letters as stencils when cutting out your scrapbook paper to fit. 
  • My preferred glue is Modge Podge Dimensional Magic. It’s a really strong adhesive and has a tiny tip easy for adding glue to small detailed areas.
  • You can use scrapbook paper as your canvas background instead of fabric if you prefer.
  • If you are covering the front of your letters with scrapbook paper, you only need to paint the exposed edges of the letters.

3 Steps – very simple! You can make one of these DIY name signs for baby shower or birthday gifts, or for your own kids’ rooms. This is a super quick project you can complete in one sitting, with that lovely handmade touch.

This name door sign is a perfect gift for a new baby or when a child is moving to their own big kid room for the first time.

Or get them involved in creating a door sign together, allowing your child to pick their favourite colours and decorations.

What is the best handmade gift you ever received?

Diy name sign

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