Summer Long Weekends

Sip, Grill, Chill – DIY Sign for Summer Fun

You want to make custom signs but you don’t have a fancy stencil cutter? Not to worry! We have the perfect DIY for you this week with our Sip, Grill, Chill – DIY Sign for Summer Fun. This summer decoration will add a splash of colour to poolsides and patios.

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DIY Sign for Summer on a white background surrounded by colourful flowers by Champagne and Sugarplums

This DIY project is perfect for long weekend crafting. Use a bright-colored acrylic craft paints, embellish with a printed template and then seal with resin to make it weatherproof. It certainly can’t get easier, what’s not to love? 

What You’ll Need:
  • Wood board (we used an 8″x10″)
  • Paint in five relate colours
  • Paint brush
  • Sign template
  • Sharp craft knife
  • Glue
  • Cutting board
  • Resin

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How to make this DIY Sign for Summer Fun

Adding paint in blobs to a wood board in pinks, oranges and yellows by Champagne and Sugarplums

Firstly, add a dab of each paint colour diagonally across the wood board.

Painting a wood board in pinks, oranges and yellows by Champagne and Sugarplums

Drag a paintbrush through each colour, blending the colours together as you move across the board.

Brightly painted wood board in pinks, oranges and yellows by Champagne and Sugarplums

Cutting white letters out of a blue template on a cutting board by Champagne and Sugarplums

Follow the outline of the letters with a sharp knife.

Cutting white letters out of a blue template on a cutting board by Champagne and Sugarplums

Keep going until all of the letters are removed. Keep the inside of the P and R .

Blue template on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Applying glue to the back of a paper template on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Flip the cut template over and cover thoroughly with a paper glue.

A colourful wood sign on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Centre the template over the board and then smooth it down. Use glue to attach the inside of the P and R in place.

Bottles of resin on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Mix resin using the directions on the package.

A wood sign on a tray covered with tin foil by Champagne and Sugarplums

Set the board on a baking tray covered in tin foil and raise up on an old bowl, ribbon spool, or any other item that will hold the board flat and can be discarded. Make sure the board is level.

Pouring resin from a plastic cup over a wood sign on a tray covered with tin foil by Champagne and Sugarplums

Pour the resin over the DIY sign.

Spreading resin over a wood sign on a tray covered with tin foil by Champagne and Sugarplums

Spread the resin with a plastic knife, the resin is self-leveling so it should fill in any gaps as you go. Set aside in a dust free spot for 24 hours to fully cure.

Wood sign covered in resin on a tray covered with tin foil by Champagne and Sugarplums

Popping air bubbles in resin with a toothpick by Champagne and Sugarplums

As the resin dries, occasionally check on it and then pop any bubbles that may appear with a toothpick.

DIY Sign for Summer on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
DIY Sign for Summer on a white background surrounded by colourful flowers by Champagne and Sugarplums
DIY Sign for Summer on a white background surrounded by colourful flowers by Champagne and Sugarplums

DIY Sign for Summer on a white background surrounded by colourful flowers by Champagne and Sugarplums
DIY Sign for Summer on a white background surrounded by colourful flowers by Champagne and Sugarplums

We hope you have fun getting creative with our Sip, Grill, Chill – DIY Sign for Summer Fun! If you’re still looking for some summer crafts check out our stylish Ice Cream Apron or our fabulous Flip Flop Hanger.

Happy Long Weekend from Champagne and Sugarplums