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Patriotic Welcome Sign

Show your colors and your American patriotic spirit this summer by creating this easy to craft wood sign for your front door. This proj


ect has only 6 pieces to saw out and paint and takes only one afternoon to complete.


Wooden Welcome sign for the summer 325

For this project you will need:

- 4 and 10 mm thick plywood
- acrylic paint in blue, red, white, black and brown
- pencil
- tracing paper
- jars for mixing colors
- paper towels or scrap pieces of cardboard
- paint brushes
- old toothbrushes
- basic sawing supplies
- sandpaper
- wood glue
- wire cutter
- ruler
- drill with 1.5 mm bit for the holes
- wire for hanging

Craft Patterns:

Patriotic Heart Pattern

Patriotic Heart Template

Welcome Sign for Patriotic Door Sign

Welcome Sign Template






1. Print out the patterns to the size you prefer. Fold a sheet of paper in half. Lay the heart middle exactly on this fold, trace around the pattern and open up. You will now have a complete heart. Transfer all of the motifs to the wood. You will need 1 heart, 1 sign and 4 stars in different sizes.
2. Saw all of the pieces out and sand the edges roughly down, but does not have to be very smooth.
3. Paint the pieces according to the picture. Let dry.
4. Drybrush the white edges with blue and the blue and red edges with off white.
5. Once the drybrushing is finished, sprinkle blue paint with a toothbrush on all of the white pieces. Do the same with off white paint on all of the blue and red edges.
6. Transfer the word “Welcome” on the sign and paint the word with a small brush using off white paint.
7. Drill a hole in each top half of the heart and directly above these holes in the sign as well.
8. Drill a hole at the top of the sign on each side.
9. Glue 3 stars onto to the heart and one on the sign.
10. Cut 2 x 5 cm length pieces of wire and form a “c”. Connect the heart to the sign using these pieces.
11. Coil a longer piece of cut wire and attach it to the sign for hanging.

Tip: Mix your paints in separate jars. Add a bit of brown to the white, a bit of brown to the red and a bit of black to the blue. This will make the colors more subtle and less bright.

Wood Craft Tutorials:

Patriotic Welcome Sign Tutorial 75

Patriotic Sign Step-by-Step Tutorial in Pictures

Transferring Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial

How to Transfer Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial


Scroll Saw Tutorial

Drybrushing Tutorial

Drybrushing Tutorial





A Selection of Summer Wood Crafts

Wooden Fish and Seashells Hanging Decoration

Wooden Seagull

Welcome Sign - “Fence with Butterflies”

Patriotic Welcome Sign

Summer Craft Project - Altered Wooden Chest with Drawers

Wooden Country Birdhouses

Wooden India Elephants Decorated with Scrapbook Paper

Wooden Magnetic Flower Memo Board

Wooden Welcome sign for the summer



More Craft Themes:

Summer Crafts for Kids

Summer Paper Crafts

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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