Want to give a special, personalized gift for Valentine’s Day this year? Create a custom handmade name sign for someone special in your life! My son, Cody, made a personalized name sign for a girl he knows at school. Here’s how he did it.
Start by selecting a piece of wood that is around 3/4″ to 1 1/2″ thick. This will allow your name sign to stand on it’s own on a surface or at the top of a door or window frame. This is a great use for any scrap wood you may have on hand. Then draw your design onto the piece of wood you’ve chosen to use. Next, carefully cut out the name using a jigsaw.
Once you’ve cut out the letters for your sign, you may want to sand the edges so there are no rough edges.
Once you’ve cut out and sanded the sign, it’s time to decorate it. Cody opted to stain the sides and the back of his sign.
For the front of the sign, Cody applied purple, gray and white non-toxic acrylic paints. He painted the bottom base of the sign with gray paint and the letters of the name with purple paint.
Finally he painted around the edges of the letters with white paint and added a row of dots in white paint to the base of the sign. Who would you make a personalized name sign for?