This past Mother’s Day my kids made my mom signs for her garden. Well, let me rephrase. My dad actually made the signs, my kids painted them.
It’s a simple project with big results. I’m not going to get too detailed with the step-by-step.
First, he took scrap wood that was the appropriate size.
You can cut it to size if you don’t have the size you want. Then, for two of them he took garden stakes, cut them to the desired height, and nailed the board to it. For the other three, he drilled holes in the two upper corners and hung a rope through them for hanging. I knew I was going to have the kids paint them, so he primed them with a basic white primer.
Next, I just let the kids go to town. With my supervision, they painted a solid base coat, and when that was dry, they painted on their designs. When they were dry, I took a Krylon spray sealer and gave them a good coat.
I was going for a shabby look, with rough edges. You may want yours to be more exact, it’s really up to you. Either way, the end results look awesome!