Create this super easy DIY fabric appliqué wood sign with just a few simple supplies. This is a perfect handmade decor idea for a little girl’s room!
My daughters have been telling me lately that I am not making enough crafts for the blog, but I think they really mean that I am not making enough crafts for them. They like to change up their room quite frequently…when it’s clean 🙁 … and that usually involves me making things for them. The girls keep talking about getting rid of their bunk bed and getting loft beds that have desks underneath. I like the idea, a lot, so that might be a big change coming up this summer. For now, I made them this fabric appliqué wood sign. It took all of a few minutes (minus the drying time for the paint) and it adds some whimsical fun to their room!
Back in January, I was at Creativation, which is the big trade show for the craft and hobby industry, and I stopped at the Fabric Editions booth. They had these adorable felt toucan make and takes and I was pretty smitten with the little craft kit. Look at this fun pic of me they put on their Instagram!
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Anyhow, Fabric Editions and I became friends, and they were kind enough to send me a box of goodies from a sample sale they had at earlier this month. It contained a ton of Fabric Apliqués from their Sew Little Time line and some Iron On Fabric Sheets. Lots of fun stuff to play with! Fabric Editions doesn’t sell direct to the public, but you can find these appliqués at Hobby Lobby.
My middle daughter spotted this sweet ‘dream’ appliqué and wanted me to make a sign for her with it. I wanted to put it on a pillow for her bed, but she was pretty adamant that it needed to be a sign. Fine then.
This sign came together so easy that I kind of want to make five more. I had piece of scrap lumber that was waiting for this project to come along and it is perfect. It’s 3 inches tall, .75 inches thick and about 21 inches long.
- wood- get it cut to size at Lowes or Home Depot
- Decoart Titanium White acrylic paint (Amazon link)
- foam brush
- coarse sand paper
- hot glue/glue gun
- Dream Fabric Apliqué
Take your piece of wood and paint it white using the foam brush. I painted three layers of white paint then let it dry. Sand the edges and some of the flat parts with the coarse sand paper just to add a little interest to the wood. Use a ruler to find the middle of the wood sign, so that you can place the appliqué evenly. Dab hot glue to the back of the appliqué and stick it down. All done.
So the kiddo wanted her sign next on the wall next to her in the bottom bunk. I grabbed some Scotch Extremely Strong Mounting Tape and stuck that fabric applifqué wood sign up there on the wall and it’s staying perfectly. She says she wanted to decorate her bunk area with fairy lights and I’m a little nervous about that though. Regardless, the fabric appliqué wood sign came out perfectly!
Feel like making another sign? Try this gold foiled stenciled sign tutorial!
This fabric appliqué wood sign was so easy that I am going to get more wood to make another!
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