Simple DIY front porch signs are an inexpensive and fun way to add a bit of rustic charm to your entryway. They’re also a great project for both dedicated artists and the creatively challenged alike since you can either hand letter your sign or use stencils or pre-cut letters for more uniform lettering. Most of the front porch sign ideas below are easy to create in a few hours with recycled materials and a little paint.
Spruce Up Your Porch with a DIY Sign
The current trend towards rustic porch decor means that the best kind of wood for these signs tends to be pleasantly weathered and a bit rough. Wooden pallets and recycled barn wood are two great options for materials given their naturally rustic look. Best of all, they tend to be inexpensive or even free for the taking. And if you’re new to the wooden pallet project trend, a simple porch sign is a great first project!
Whether you plan to create a basic wooden welcome sign, a fun and ever-changing chalkboard display, or a holiday-specific sign that’s part of a seasonal arrangement, these signs will make your home a more inviting place for visitors.
1. Tall Wooden Entryway Welcome Sign
A charming silhouette sign made of flat trim wood, plywood, a little splash of paint, and some handy nails can instantly make a visitor feel at home, whether it’s for your abode or in a place where people can enjoy a fresh cup or two.
Perfect for minimalists who want a wonderfully profound statement, this simple wooden sign can be perched either on the front porch or back porch. It sets the mood for people to gather and catch up, as its elements boast simplicity at its finest.
Getting a chalkboard sign promotes practicality and frugality. It’s perfect for sending out sweet messages and entice people to gather during spring and summer outings. Creativity in lettering is essential for this sign, which will depend on the message your want to send out.
4. Boxwood Greenery Wreath and Welcome Sign
It doesn’t have to be Christmas to get a wreath for your front door. A few tweaks here and there, minus the glitter and sparkly holidayish vibe, a wreath will serve its purpose as a warm greeting.
5. DIY Shabby Chic Painted Sign
Shabby may have a negative connotation, and distressed kind of does, too. But combine those ideas on a plank, splash it with paint, and hold it together using a sturdy string, it can send out warm vibes to greet a stranger hello!
If you want a chalkboard sign but find the usual ones too bulk, its hanging variant can do wonders to your porch. The idea is so simple you won’t consider it at first, but hang it right on the corner, and you’ll see a big difference.
A handmade, earth-colored wreath made out of some pieces of spare cloth against a pastel-colored door would make a striking welcome sign. Top that with a wooden entryway sign on the corner and floormat that matches the wreath — your house is ready for visitors.
8. Rustic Western Turquoise Sign with Metal Letters
The thing about rustic welcome signs is that it’s already a standout. Its presence in any establishment is enough to give that certain Western vibe without adding anything else. It’s also a sign that’s not limited to your porch alone.
A wooden sign with handwritten letterings is always cozy to look at. Your board doesn’t even have to be in perfect dimensions. As long as it’s elongated and big enough to put letters on, adding a string and hanging it is enough to make a statement.
The dimension of this playful porch sign is easy to love. Using scraps of wood, just paint them then ad your message. What’s great about this sign is that the sizes don’t have to match. The mismatch is what adds character to it.
To create a welcoming vibe to any porch, a lovely picket fence will do the trick. It’s one of the easiest wood signs you can make yourself, plus you won’t have to repaint in now and then since its indoors.
Laser cuts might seem a tad too expensive, but it’s easily the clearest way to get your message across. You don’t need to create a backdrop whatsoever — just pick out a color and voila, you got yourself a wooden sign that’s simple, yet a standout.
Rustic themes are all the rage these days, and to those who prefer an antique vibe for their place, a rustic sign is essential. The lettering will only take a few minutes to make and can be done freehand to complete its worn out look.
Here’s another pallet wood sign that’s enhanced so well by using some paint and laser cut letters. If you can’t have laser cuts though, you can easily buy wooden letters from a crafts store and glue on the sign for an amazing 3D effect.
Any piece of wood you have in your house can be recycled and transformed into a fall-inspired sign. The cut out letters make a dramatic effect, and you can paint it with autumn colors. The recycled wood can be left alone in its natural color.
An old window can add aesthetic value to your home or any establishment if transformed into a sign that has vinyl lettering in it. It can be placed outside to bear the name of your place, or inside your home to inspire motivation every day.
20. Christian Quote on a Repurposed Shutter
With a little paint and creativity, shutters would make a wonderful addition to your home. Repurposed shutters make good sign boards so don’t throw the old ones away. You can recycle them and put inspirational quotes, menu, or the names of each family member.