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How to Make a Farm Fresh Sign

If you can dream it, you can make it! If you have a computer, a printer, a pencil and paint…oh and a piece of wood or any surface that you’d like to personalize, you can do this. Let’s start with how to make a farm fresh sign, you might have a quote or name that you like better so change the wording to fit your style!

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How to Make a Farm Fresh Sign or any Sign!

How to make a farm fresh sign the easy way

Back in the 80’s my home was filled pine furniture, powder blue and all things country. Not much has changed, in fact my daughter has my pine table and I still have the jelly cabinet from back in the day. It’s no wonder that I’m drawn to all things farmhouse, when you grow up in the country and you don’t have an ounce of fancy in you…well that’s me…the old country girl has gone Farmhouse 😉

  1. DIY steps for makeoverWood board or surface to create your masterpiece
  2. Print your design 
  3. Use transfer paper if you have it or see below for an el-cheapo method that I use
  4. Pen and Pencil
  5. Paint 2 or more colors. Click here for Americana Decor Chalky Paint
  • How to make a sign - Farm Fresh for the farmhouse decor you love!Size design to fit your board. As you can see mine printed on 4 sheets of paper. For my board I used a left over piece of 1/4″ plywood. I used Arial Black 288 – font size for FARM and Brush Script MT – 500 font size for Fresh. You can grab mine here: Farm Fresh click -> farm fresh sign pdf – I have a Mac and use Pages to create.


Place your print on top of the board make adjustments to center. How to make a sign the easy way.

  • Trim your print out to size, fit to your board, for your finished look.

The back of how to make a sign. Use a pencil if you don't have tracing paper

Tip: If you don’t have tracing paper, you can flip your design over and use a pencil. See how I just placed the pencil marks on the outer edge of the letters. There’s no point in coloring in the whole thing.

Paint your board with craft paint or chalk paint let it dry and create your farmhouse sign

  • Paint your surface with one or two coats of paint. I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish (I had this on hand) You can use any paint, house paint or craft paint that you have!

Create a sign the easy way. See how I made this Farm Fresh Sign

  • After the surface has dried, align your graphics and trace the edges with a ball point pen.

How to paint a sign Farm Fresh for the farmhouse look

  • Here you can see where I traced the letters. Grab you favorite craft brush and start painting your letters.

How to make a farm fresh sign

Here’s my sign before I sanded. (I also went back and added a rough painted edge)

How to make a vintage looking Farm Fresh sign

After sanding to my liking, I hung it over my cooktop. (ps. don’t you love that bay leaf wreath – it smells so good)

How to make a Farm Fresh sign for your wanna be farmhouse

This country girl is one step closer to my farmhouse dream space!

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  1. Thanks for the great tutorial, the sign is great and your kitchen looks fabulous! Love the rug too may I ask where you purchased it?

  2. I love your sign, Debbie! I’ll be featuring your project on The Scoop this Monday night. Thank you for linking up!

  3. I am loving your new sign, Debbie! It is such a wonderful addition to your beautiful kitchen. I have a bare space over my sink windows that is calling out for a sign but I think it would have to say “Cottage Fresh!”

  4. I love your sign Debbie (and your beautiful kitchen). You did a great tutorial on an easy farm sign!

    I’m off to check out the other projects.


  5. Your sign looks great! I love that simple method. You ladies have inspired me to make a sign for our house! Thanks for the ideas!

  6. These are darling! I love them all and your tutorial is perfect! I’m always struggling with transfer methods. I need easy! Pinning 🙂

  7. I love your Farm Fresh Sign Debbie! Your kitchen is just amazing too. 🙂

  8. I adore your freshly painted kitchen. The sign is the perfect finishing touch!

  9. I just want to give you a little hint- before you print your wording on the computer you can choose outline for your lettering. This saves so much ink and at $8000. a gallon really adds up. I use this option anytime I’m printing out large or bold lettering works the same when tracing.

  10. Looks awesome! It’s been ages since I painted anything using this method, but now I want to revisit it!! Thanks for sharing!
    xo Heidi

  11. Now this is my kind of group challenge. Love your sign, and I’m heading to check out everyone elses too.

  12. Your kitchen is amazing! I am having serious kitchen mantel envy and that sign is the perfect finishing touch!! XOXO

  13. your sign is awesome country girl. What size font and program do you use when printing out your letters?

    • Thanks so much! I added the info to the blog post! Why didn’t I think you’d need that! 🙂 I used Arial Black 288 – font size for FARM and Brush Script MT – 500 font size for Fresh. I have a Mac and use Pages to create. (There is a clickable link in the post now so you can use mine). Have a great day!

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