DIY Wood Slat Sign

While I’m playing in Utah, I’ve got a team of talented bloggers sharing amazing projects like this DIY Wood Slat Sign from my long time bloggy friend Leanne from Organize and Decorate Everything. Creating and making your own wood sign is one way to bring your personality into you home! Please help me thank my guest bloggers by leaving friendly comments! Be My Guest

DIY Wood Slat Sign {I LOVE You Dearly}

Hello Today’s Creative Blog readers! I’m Leanne from Organize and Decorate Everything. I’m so happy to be here today sharing my LOVE You Dearly Slat Sign.

DIY Wood Slat Sign | TodaysCreativeBlog.netWe moved less than year ago and since we moved to a much smaller house I sold or got rid of about half of our stuff. The one thing I didn’t get rid of was my stash of raw wood. We used to live close to a pallet yard and they would put scraps of wood in a box that you could take, most people used it for firewood but I would take it for projects. I didn’t even have to cut any of the wood I’m using for this project.

How to Make a DIY Wood Slat Sign

Here’s What You Need:

  • 8 wood slats (mine are 3/4″ x 24″)
  • Paint (I used Apple Barrel Laguna, Americana Snow White, Folk Art Extreme GlitterHologram)
  • Water Wood or Paper Mache Letters
  • Vinyl or Contact Paper
  • Screws or Wood Glue

DIY Wood Slat Sign | TodaysCreativeBlog.netUse 6 boards for the front and 2 boards in the back to secure them together. Choose your paint color. I wanted my boards to look like a wash or a stain so the paint was diluted with water. Paint to water ratio is 1 paint – 1 1/2 to 2 water. If you mix it in a jar you can just shake to mix. Test the paint on a board till you get the consistency you like. I like mine with a lot of the wood grain showing.DIY Wood Slat Sign | TodaysCreativeBlog.netOnce the paint is dry it’s time to secure the boards together. Place the boards face down with the back boards vertical to the front then screw each board to the back boards. Make sure the screws will go through both boards, but only halfway through the front board.DIY Wood Slat Sign | TodaysCreativeBlog.netPaint the letters using the white and hologram paints. I love the sparkle and shimmer the glitter paint gives but it’s not too much. Doesn’t it look amazing against the painted wood?DIY Wood Slat Sign | TodaysCreativeBlog.netCut the vinyl using a personal cutting machine or by hand and add it to the bottom of the sign. If you have a good hand you can paint it but vinyl was easier for me.DIY Wood Slat Sign | TodaysCreativeBlog.netLastly, secure the letters to the sign using wood glue. It will need to set for a few hours to dry completely.DIY Wood Slat Sign | TodaysCreativeBlog.netSince moving I’ve only hung one thing on my bedroom wall. I’m not sure if the sign is staying here or if it will be hung on another wall, but I’m just glad I’m finally getting some things finished for our master bedroom. Here are some other ideas you might like: Fabric Covered Cork Board 3.1Fabric Covered Cork BoardPainted Soda Can Vases 3.1Painted Soda Can VasesUnderbed storage buttonUnderbed Storage and Organizing Thank you Kim for letting me share one of my projects with your fabulous readers. And thank you Today’s Creative Blog readers, I’ve loved being here with you.


Some links are affiliate links but placed for your convenience in finding the materials you need. For the wood slats, I would head to your local hardware store. 

Leanne Jacobs
Organizing is a passion of mine, so much so that I made a business of it. I love sharing my ideas on organizing your home and life and especially what works in my own large family (I have 8 kids and 9 grand kids). I also enjoy decorating, thrift shopping, crafting, gardening and DIY projects. Thank you for letting me share my ideas, transformations and thoughts with you.
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