I love a good versatile rustic family sign for the living room.
It doesn’t hurt that they are so easy to make either. (I’ve included some free printables that I made later in this post.)
These printable and SVG templates for these family signs are free and available in my resource library.
There are so many ways to customize it too.
One way to make them is to go out and upcycle a piece of old furniture and find a piece of plywood.
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Materials for Wood Family Signs
If you’re not in the mood to do a bunch of woodwork. You can always just order one from Amazon. Here are a few of my favorite picks for blank pallet signs:
Or simply just print the sign and put it in a rustic frame.
I love this simple rustic frame from Amazon:
Different Ways to Make a Family Sign
Option 1: Easy Wood Transfer
Here is a quick tutorial on how to transfer words and patterns onto wood. The basic idea is to make the back of a print out like a carbon copy material and then imprinting the design onto the wood.
Option 2: Freezer Paper Transfer
The second easiest way is to print a design onto freezer or wax paper and then scraping it onto the wood. Here is my freezer paper transfer tutorial if you are interested in more details.
Option 3: Stencil on wood
Another fun way to make signs is to stencil with paint. I have a tutorial on how to stencil on wood without bleed if you are interested in doing it this method.
Option 4: Use vinyl or HTV
If you have a cutting machine, another idea is to use iron on vinyl or just plain permanent adhesive vinyl on wood. Here’s my tutorial on how to use vinyl on wood.