DIY Wooden Sign With Calligraphy Quote Simple And Cheap

We have all seen these cute little wooden signs popping up everywhere over the recent months. It seems every flea market, craft fair, and home decor store I go in, there they are. I have been looking for a while for the perfect wooden sign for my home but haven’t found any that have exactly the quote I wanted on it. I fell in love with this quote;


Love grows best in little houses, with fewer walls to separate. Where you eat and sleep so close together, you can’t help but communicate. And if we had more room between us, think of all we’d miss. Love grows best in houses just like this.

Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper used this quote for a wooden sign on one of the homes she renovated on the show and I just loved it. For the  area, I was wanting this wooden sign to go that would have been too large so I decide to shorten the quote to love grows best in little houses like this.

After a little Pinterest searching on how to make these wooden signs, I realized it was really simple and easy (my favorite things). Turns out I actually already had everything I needed for this project at home! We had a leftover sheet of plywood from when we installed our DIY shiplap in our laundry room so it was perfect for this project. This project didn’t cost me a penny but I estimate it to be $20.00 including your paint. I used this free font to create the quote in Cricut design space.

Ok, so here we go let me tell you how to make this thing so you can add it to your home decor as well.


wooden sign


what you will need

step by step directions

  1. cut down your sheet of plywood to 2×2. then you will need to cut 1 inch by 2 ft strips to make your border around your plywood.
  2. paint your 2×2 piece of plywood white and stain your 1×2 strips. let dry
  3. wooden sign apply your vinyl quote to your plywood
  4. wooden signuse your wood glue to glue your 1×2 strips to your 2×2 sheet of plywood
  5. turn your sign over use your wood glue to attach a small sawtooth hanger. you’re done

You’re done. This project is so simple and cute. This DIY wooden sign  may just be my favorite piece of decor in my home. Now that I know how easy it is I can’t wait to try some different sizes and quotes.

wooden mirror

Please leave me a comment and let me know how your DIY wood sign turned out or if you have any further questions.

About Brittany

Hi yall, I'm Brittany, owner of this blog. I'm a young stay at home momma to my five little bears. Residing in Kentucky. I'm slightly addicted to Dr.pepper (working on it) I love crafting, DIY projects, and finding ways to save my large family money. Our goal is to become debt free by age 30. This blog is my creative outlet where I get to share the things I love with you. And hopefully, help out a few mommas along the way. Follow me so you don't miss out on all the fun.