Farmhouse signs are everywhere! The sentiments run the gamut from single words to entire verses – just about anything you can think of. I’ve been wanting to make a sign of my own for a while. And when I found this MDF “Gather” word (it measures about 5 by 15.5 inches) at Dollar Tree I knew what I wanted to do.
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I found this wood pallet frame at Hobby Lobby. Regular price is $14.99 – I got it on sale for $9.00. Of course, if it isn’t on sale when you want to get it, you can always use a 40% off coupon. It measures 9 by 19.5 inches. It’s cute the way it is but I wanted it to “pop” a little more.
After cutting the jute hanger off, I painted the front and sides of “Gather” with black acrylic paint. I didn’t worry about painting the back since I was glueing it to the sign. I also painted the frame of my sign with black paint. Then I used a chip brush to paint a thin coat of white acrylic paint on the pallet part of the sign, letting the wood show through and not painting all the way to the edges. (If you need to add some acrylic paints to your craft supplies, this is a great set.)
Once all the paint was dry, I used E600 clear adhesive to attach “Gather” to the pallet frame. And here it is – I’m so happy with how it turned out!
This was a fun and inexpensive project to make! The word and frame cost about $10 and I already had the paint and adhesive. 🙂
If you aren’t able to find the same word I used, check your local craft store. There are lots of different word choices in unfinished wood, chipboard, or even galvanized metal.
This is a great Fall decor piece for your home and it can also be used all year long!