Creating a Last Name Sign can can give your home a memorable and personal touch. DIY family established wooden monogram signs also make great wedding, bridal shower, and anniversary presents. This article will show you how to create an easy and affordable personalized sign. Note: all the wall signs shown below were created using the free online Family Name Sign Maker.
If you love the rustic and cozy feel of family established signs, here is some good news for you. They can be easily created at home. These signs make great wall decoration and meaningful presents.
Step by Step Guide to Creating DIY Family Name Signs.
To create a unique and special family name sign that can add warmth to your home decor simply follow these simple directions. First create a printable design using the free online family name sign maker.
You should find this sign maker very easy to use. First you will select a background frame. There are several simple backgrounds available as well as monogrammed backgrounds. Next you will enter your desired text. Typically this will include your first names, last name, and year of your wedding. Some people enter “Mr. and Mrs.” for the first name. You will also find “heart” shaped images can be positioned on your design. Keep in mind, that the text and hearts can be moved with your finger or mouse using a drag and drop approach.
Finally, select one of the “Save” buttons to download your new design in PNG, JPG, PDF, or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format. At this point, you might want to simply place your new design in a frame and hang it up. However, more likely, you will want to transfer your design to a piece of wood. If so, keep reading.
Transfer Your Family Name Sign to a Piece of Wood.
To transfer your design, the first step is to find a blank piece of wood. You can purchase the wood from a lumber store, disassemble an old wooden pallet, recycle an old piece of wood, etc.
Depending upon your desired look, you might want to sand and smooth the edges. While some people love the rustic look of raw wood, you might want to get a little more creative and paint it first. If you choose paint, your color should complement the overall look of the room or space where you intend to place the sign.
One way to transfer your design onto the wood is by creating a stencil. You can create a stencil using a precision craft knife or a cutting machines (e.g., Cricut and Silhouette). See essential
tips on making and painting with stencils.
For additional methods of transferring a pattern see How to Transfer a Design.
So, there you have it. A simple and easy approach to creating a personalized family name sign. Remember, you can be as creative as you want when it comes to the text and colors. When you are done making the sign, attach picture-hanging hooks at the back. Your DIY family established monogram sign is now ready to be hung up on a wall on proudly displayed on a shelf.
Additional Pattern Ideas for Last Name Signs
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