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Wooden American Welcome Sign

For those who love to show their patriotic spirit, this door sign is just the perfect way to greet your guests during the summer months.



USA Welcome Sign

For this project you will need:

- 6 mm thick plywood for the picket fence and 4 mm plywood for the stars, welcome sign and USA shape
- pencil for tracing
- red, navy blue and white acrylic paint
- paint brushes
- old toothbrushes (for sprinkling paint onto finished project)
- red and navy blue raffia
- puffy pen
- heating tool such as a blow dryer
- wire for hanging
- wood glue
- templates (see below)
- scroll saw
- sanding block or machine

Craft Pattern:

American Sign

Wooden Patriotic Sign Templates






1. Print out the pattern to fill the printing paper completely and transfer the markings onto the wood. Use the 6 mm thick wood for the picket fence pieces and the 4 mm wood for the remaining pieces. On the pattern you will see how many times each piece needs to be traced.
2. Saw each piece out and sand as necessary.
3. Use the picture as a guide and paint the pieces accordingly.
4. Once the paint is dry, dry brush the red and blue edges with white paint. Dry brush the white edges red.
5. Once finished, you can sprinkle color onto the pieces. White paint on the red and blue areas and red paint on the white areas. (Practice first on a piece of cardboard to get the hang of it.) Do this by taking a toothbrush and dipping it into a bit of color. Brush your thumb over the bristles over the wood to cause the paint to sprinkle onto the wood. Do this as long as you please until the desired effect is achieved.
6. Glue the pieces onto the sign.
7. Create raffia bows and glue onto the sign.
8. Drill a hole in both the left and right slat and insert a wire for hanging.

Wood Craft Tutorials:

Transferring Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial

How to Transfer Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial


Scroll Saw Tutorial

Drybrushing Tutorial

Drybrushing Tutorial


USA Welcome Sign 2
Close-up image of the sign





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USA Welcome Sign



More Craft Themes:

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Summer General Crafts

Summer Wood Crafts

Summer Textile Crafts

Birthday and Greeting Cards

Patriotic Crafts

Maritime Crafts

Summer Templates, Patterns and Coloring Book Pages





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