Make your own wooden farmhouse sign with the most popular quote from Sweet Home Alabama! Learn how to with this DIY So I Can Kiss You Anytime I Want sign tutorial!
These wooden farmhouse signs are my absolutely favorite way to decorate! I love using love sayings, funny love sayings, and Christian sayings on them. They are especially perfect Valentine’s Day decor ideas to make your home feel cozy and full of love.
But this Sweet Home Alabama quote is probably the most popular sign I have made! You can easily make your own wood sign, and I’ll show you how!
Plus, you don’t need any fancy tools (like vinyl, Cricut or Silhouette machine!) All you need is a sign and a few simple things you might already have in your home!
This Valentines sign is a great way to add a personal touch to your home decor and surprise your significant other with a unique gift.
Plus, it’s an easy and fun project that anyone can do! Who wouldn’t love receiving a handmade sign from their loved ones on Valentine’s Day?
This So I Can Kiss You Anytime I Want Sign tutorial is not only perfect for Valentine’s Day, but it can also be used as a year-round decor piece in your home.
Whether you hang it above your bed or display it on a mantle, this sign will add a romantic and witty touch to any room. And you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you made it yourself!
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How to Make a Wood Sign
Every good sign starts with the actual sign, right? We have a tutorial on how to make a wood sign you can follow to create your own sign.
Cut List for 48″ x 24″ Wooden Sign
For this big farmhouse sign I used this 48″ x 24″ piece of plywood from the Project Panels section in Home Depot.
I love that you don’t have to start with a huge piece of plywood! Just grab one of the pre-cut panels!
You can also have them cut at the store if you have a piece at home you want to use up. Just make sure to specify the size you want to avoid any mistakes!
For the frame, I use cheap 1″ x 2″ x 8′ furring strips. Cut (2) 24″ long pieces and (2) more 49 1/4″ long.
Where to Buy Blank Farmhouse Signs
If you don’t want to go through the process of making your own sign from scratch, but still want to personalize and paint it, you can buy blank farmhouse signs!
There’s a variety of blank signs in different sizes and shapes available. Here is a list of some blank small wooden sign options from Etsy:
How to Paint DIY So I Can Kiss You Anytime I Want Sign
Once you have your sign ready, it’s time to add the quote! For this project, you don’t really need a paint brush and paint. Instead, use a sharpie paint pen!
You can use a regular sharpie or a chisel tip sharpie, but the paint pen gives the best coverage. These paint pens are perfect for adding precise and clean lines to your sign.
Plus, they come in a variety of colors so you can choose the one that best fits your home decor and style.
To start, get our So I Can Kiss You Anytime I Want stencil and print it out. Next, place the paper on your sign and trace over the letters with a pen or pencil to transfer the design onto your sign.
Once you have all the letters transferred, simply fill them in using your sharpie paint pen!
So I Can Kiss You Anytime I Want Stencil
You can download the printable PDF file above for our So I Can Kiss You Anytime I Want stencil that you can easily print off from any printer.
More DIY Love Quote Signs with Printable Templates
Want more signs that show your love? Grab these templates for small wooden love signs! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, your anniversary, or even a wedding gift!
Can I use different sizes for the wooden sign?
Yes, you can definitely use different sizes for the wooden sign! The beauty of DIY projects is that you have the freedom to customize and make it your own.
If you want a smaller or larger sign, simply adjust the measurements of the wood pieces accordingly.
Just be sure to keep in mind the proportions and balance of the sign for aesthetic purposes. And don’t forget to adjust the size of the stencil template as well!
But no need to worry if you don’t have the tools or skills to cut wood. You can easily find pre-cut wooden signs in various sizes at your local craft store or online.
Just make sure to check the dimensions before purchasing so that it fits your desired size for the sign.
Can I add other embellishments to the sign?
Absolutely! Adding other embellishments to your sign is a great way to make it even more unique and personal. You can add small details like ribbon or twine around the edges of the sign for an added touch.
Or you can get creative and add sweet decorative elements like dried flowers, buttons, or small trinkets that hold special meaning to you and your partner. Make sure to securely attach them to the sign with glue.
Get more ideas for your Valentine’s Day signs here.
And if you’re feeling extra crafty, you can even paint on additional designs or patterns to complement the quote and make it stand out even more.
You don’t have to get out of budget to decorate for this special day, here are Dollar Store Valentine decorations that are affordable but still impress your loved ones.
Just remember to keep the overall design cohesive and not overcrowd the sign with too many embellishments.
- Wood Sign
- FREE So I Can Kiss You Anytime I Want Stencil Printable
- Graphite Paper
- Pen / Pencil
- Start by printing out the FREE "So I Can Kiss You Anytime I Want" template. After that, carefully trim the top and right side of each paper. Tape to securely attach the template together.
- Next, place the graphite paper with the dark side facing down onto the sign. On top of the graphite paper, position the template and tape it to hold it in place so the design stays aligned.
- Now, it's time to trace the outline of the design onto the sign. Once you're done tracing, remove both the template and graphite paper.
- Grab a sharpie pen and use it to color in the quote on the sign. Make sure to fill in the letters completely for a bold and vibrant look.
- Enjoy your new sign!
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