Summer Front Door Sign – Easy DIY

Who needs bright and cheery colors after winter? This girl right here!! For this FUN summer front door sign – easy DIY we are using a $2.74 sign from Walmart and the cutest napkin from Big Lots!! When I saw the bright and pretty flowers on this napkin I fell in love and just knew they were too pretty not to use!!

Big Lots flowered napkins and Walmart pallet plank
  • Walmart white wash Pallet Plank (12″ X 5.5″ X .3″)
  • Big Lots bright flower napkin
  • Mod Podge
  • Parchment Paper
  • Torn strip of white material (3.75″ X 11″)
  • Thin torn strips of material
  • Dollar Tree metal “welcome” word
  • Apple Barrel Paint in Laguna
  • Craft Glue
  • Dollar Tree mini flower shapes & Sticker Gems (optional)

First up I want to cut the flower section from the napkin and then separate the two plys. I’ll also be brushing a layer of Mod Podge on the plank and then letting it dry.

flowered napkin plys being separated
flowered napkin plys being separated
pallet plank with Mod Podge being brushed on
pallet plank covered with Mod Podge

Adding the napkin and material…

Now it’s time to add the napkin and I’ll do that by ironing the top ply of napkin to the plank. When the Mod Podge is completely dry I’ll lay the napkin ply just where I want it, cover with Parchment paper, and then iron onto the surface. I love and use this method often because it always leaves me with such a smooth finished product.

flowered napkin being ironed onto pallet plank
edges of flowered napkin being sanded off

The napkin will hang over the edges a bit but that’s okay because we can use a sanding block to quickly remove the excess.

edges of flowered napkin being sanded off
Summer front door sign pallet plank covered with napkin ply

Finally finished and I love the way the wood grain of the plank peeks through the napkin!! Now I’m ready to attach the material and I’ll use spray adhesive from Dollar Tree. Be sure to complete this part in a well ventilated area.

strip of material on top of pallet plank
Dollar Tree spray adhesive

Once the material is attached, set it aside to dry and let’s focus on that Dollar Tree metal “welcome” word. I’m loving the turquoise color in the napkin so I think I’ll paint the “welcome” to match using my Apple Barrel Laguna.

I used about three coats and then sprayed the word with a matte top coat. I’m using Aileen”s craft glue to attach the word to the plank.

Dollar Tree sticker dots held in front of pallet plank

I’m thinking of ideas to cover the holes in the metal word and these Dollar Tree sticker dots could be easily applied and painted to cover them. I also have some small flowers from Dollar Tree that I think will be perfect!

Dollar Tree mini wood shapes

Finishing up…

Lastly, I want to add a fun rag bow to this fun and whimsical summer sign! I’ll be using strips of orange, turquoise, yellow, and a printed white material. Just stack them up and tie another piece of material around the center!

pallet plank sign with strips of torn material
strips of material tied in center
strips of material tied in center and held to top of sign
strips of material tied in center and tied to top corner of sign

How FUN is this one?!? These bright colors are just so pretty!!

Dollar Tree mini wood shapes and gem pearl stickers

Honestly I thought about just leaving the hanger holes, but when I was finished with the bow I knew they had to be covered and I’m glad I did. Look how sweet the flower additions are!! I added a sticker gem to the center and then painted!!

You guys I’m just in love with this bright and colorful sign! I think it would be such a fun addition for any summer front porch!! Let me know if you plan on making one too!

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I love baking, re-purposing items for my home, garage sales (goes hand in hand with re-purposing), hand crafting items, being outdoors, and now blogging.

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