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How to Make a Farm Fresh Sign

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  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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    29 thoughts on “How to Make a Farm Fresh Sign”

    1. 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.

      • Thanks so much! I added the info to the blog post! Why didn’t I think you’d need that! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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