How to Create Word Art Signs (Easy, Family, DIY, Woodworking Project)

Creating a word art sign or cutout is an easy, fun, family, DIY project. With a little wood and a few tools, you can make your own word art signs in as little as one hour. They also make great presents. See 70+ Word Art Patterns – for some templates.

Learn how to create Word Art Signs and Cutouts out of wood. Easy, family, DIY project.

Materials and Tools Needed:

  • Wood or Plywood
  • Drill, Jig Saw or Scroll Saw
  • Paint (Optional)
Tools needed to create word art sign.
Tools needed to create word art sign.

Step 1. Place or transfer pattern onto wood or plywood.

This can be done numerous ways including the following. First option, cut out the pattern with a scissors and trace it onto your material. Second option, use carbon transfer paper. Third and easiest option, simply apply the pattern directly to the material using a spray adhesive.

Spray Adhesive can be used to apply a word art pattern to the workpiece.
Apply pattern with spray adhesive.

Step 2. Drill holes for internal cuts in word art pattern.

Drill holes for internal cuts.
Drill holes for internal cuts.

Step 3. Remove internal material using either a jig saw or scroll saw.

Remove internal wood using a scroll saw.
Remove wood – Scroll saw.

If using a jig saw, first securely clamp the work piece to a bench.

Remove wood: Jig saw.
Remove wood: Jig saw.

Step 3. Finish cutting out pattern using jig saw, scroll saw, or band saw.

Cut out pattern using a Jig saw.
Cut out pattern – Jig saw.
Cut out pattern - Band saw.
Cut out pattern – Band saw.

Your Word Art Sign is now ready for sanding.

Pattern after cutting out.
Pattern after cutting out.

Step 4. Sand your word art sign.

Hand sand word art pattern.
Hand sand word art pattern.
Dremel: power sanding pattern.
Dremel: power sanding pattern.
Word art signs after sanding.
Word art signs after sanding.

Step 5. Optionally paint your word art signs.

Optionally paint your word art signs.
Optionally – paint sign.

Step 6. Enjoy your finished Word Art Sign.

Painted word art signs.
Painted word art signs.

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