DIY Tiered Tray signs for 4th of July with Rae Dunn inspired SKINNY FONT

light colored stained wood sign painted white distressed background. three 3 red and blue patriotic stars are painted on the front of the sign. Wood bead garland and an American flag
4th of July tiered tray sign, Rustic farmhouse style patriotic decor for Independence day. Make your own painted signs for the 4th of July. This DIY wood sign craft kit for adults is perfect to make your own wooden mini signs.

DIY 4TH OF JULY TIERED TRAY WOOD SIGN

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE rustic mini signs… yes!! Tiered tray signs are all the rage right now. If you’ve been on Pinterest, Etsy, or anywhere in between then you’ve definitely seen these little farmhouse looking beauties! They are usually made using a simple design and just tie in perfectly with the whole clean rustic look that’s in right now.

4th of July tiered tray sign, Rustic farmhouse style patriotic decor for Independence day. Make your own painted signs for the 4th of July. This DIY wood sign craft kit for adults is perfect to make your own wooden mini signs.

If you’re wanting to make your own mini wood signs it’s actually pretty easy to do. I make my tiered tray signs from 1×4’s that I cut down using my miter saw BUT even if you don’t have access to power tool you can still make your own mini wood signs! I’ve put together this DIY PATRIOTIC CRAFT KIT you can grab online in my shop. It comes with everything (except paint brushes) you need to make your own Independence Day signs at home. No need to go out and buy any fancy equipment or tools, especially if you don’t plan on making a ton of DIY craft projects.

If you are wanting to take the sign painting world by the horns be sure to read these 6 must haves for painting wood signs. I share the basic must haves to get you started on your own sign painting journey.

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DIY 4TH OF JULY WOOD SIGNS FOR TIERED TRAYS

 

4th of July tiered tray sign, Rustic farmhouse style patriotic decor for Independence day. Make your own painted signs for the 4th of July. This DIY wood sign craft kit for adults is perfect to make your own wooden mini signs.

 

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own set of patriotic wooden signs

If you purchased the PATRIOTIC DIY SIGN PAINTING KIT your wood blanks will come pre-stained. You can skip to the step #3

4th of July tiered tray sign, Rustic farmhouse style patriotic decor for Independence day. Make your own painted signs for the 4th of July. This DIY wood sign craft kit for adults is perfect to make your own wooden mini signs.

Cricut is Easy as 123

1. CUT & PREP YOUR WOOD PIECES

If you purchased the 4TH OF JULY DIY CRAFT KIT you can skip this step. If not you need to cut your 1×4’s to 6”, 10” and 12”. I use a miter saw to cut mine then give them a quick sanding with120 grit sand paper using my orbit sander. I stain my pieces then let dry for 24 hours. Once dry I sand around the edges to give it a distressed look. Now they are ready for paint :)!

4th of July tiered tray sign, Rustic farmhouse style patriotic decor for Independence day. Make your own painted signs for the 4th of July. This DIY wood sign craft kit for adults is perfect to make your own wooden mini signs.

2. CUT YOUR STENCILS

Cut out your stencils on your cutting machine, I use an older model Cricut explore and it always does a perfect job! I highly recommend using Oramask stencil film to cut your stencils out of. This material is specifically made for stenciling and performs very well. Weed your design and apply transfer tape to it so it is ready to go. Get your FREE Cricut cut files here to use for this exact 4th of July project.

4th of July tiered tray sign, Rustic farmhouse style patriotic decor for Independence day. Make your own painted signs for the 4th of July. This DIY wood sign craft kit for adults is perfect to make your own wooden mini signs.

3. PAINT YOUR BACKGROUND COLOR

Using a dry brush apply a THIN coat of paint on the front side of your wooden bases. For a more rustic look apply the paint so that it doesn’t touch the edge of the wood base and so that it a little uneven. Let that dry then paint a second coat. Let the second coat completely dry.

4th of July tiered tray sign, Rustic farmhouse style patriotic decor for Independence day. Make your own painted signs for the 4th of July. This DIY wood sign craft kit for adults is perfect to make your own wooden mini signs.

4. APPLY YOUR STENCIL

Using your vinyl squeegee apply your stencil to your painted wood base. Once you feel it is adhered good slowly remove the transfer tape off of your stencil. The best way to do this is to start at one corner and slowly roll the transfer tape off of your blue stencil material. PRO TIP: you never want to pull up when removing your transfer tape, this will cause your stencil to pull up as well. Use your finger to rub the exposed area of the stencil to work out any puckers or air bubbles.

4th of July tiered tray sign, Rustic farmhouse style patriotic decor for Independence day. Make your own painted signs for the 4th of July. This DIY wood sign craft kit for adults is perfect to make your own wooden mini signs.

5. PAINT YOUR STENCIL

Cut your stencil sponge into 3-4 sections, depending on the number of different colors you plan to use. Lightly dip the end of one of your stenciling sponges into your paint of choice, dab off excess paint onto a scrap piece of cardboard (or something similar) then using an up and down dabbing motion dab it onto the exposed areas of your stencil. Your paint coverage should be super thin, you want to be able to see the background color at this point. Let dry. Once dry dab on a second thin layer. If you are happy with the coverage you can move on to step 6. If you want a little more coverage wait for the second layer to dry then dab on a third layer of pain

4th of July tiered tray sign, Rustic farmhouse style patriotic decor for Independence day. Make your own painted signs for the 4th of July. This DIY wood sign craft kit for adults is perfect to make your own wooden mini signs.
4th of July tiered tray sign, Rustic farmhouse style patriotic decor for Independence day. Make your own painted signs for the 4th of July. This DIY wood sign craft kit for adults is perfect to make your own wooden mini signs.

6. REMOVE YOUR STENCIL

Using a sharp xacto knife or sewing pin peel your stencil up while your paint is still wet. Be careful not to touch the wet paint. Let your painted wood sign dry.

4th of July tiered tray sign, Rustic farmhouse style patriotic decor for Independence day. Make your own painted signs for the 4th of July. This DIY wood sign craft kit for adults is perfect to make your own wooden mini signs.

4th of July tiered tray sign, Rustic farmhouse style patriotic decor for Independence day. Make your own painted signs for the 4th of July. This DIY wood sign craft kit for adults is perfect to make your own wooden mini signs.

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7. DISTRESS

This step is completely optional. If you want a little more rustic look lightly go over the front of your wooden sign with a sanding sponge or piece of sandpaper. I personally like adding this touch to my signs to give it a more farmhouse look. Wipe off the dust with a lint free cloth and you are ready to display them on your tiered tray.

 

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