HUGE Front Porch Welcome Sign

I’m back today to share how I made that huge front porch welcome sign!

I love to make family and friends feel welcomed when they come over, so I figured I’d put out the welcome sign!

And this one just happens to be huge! Literally.

HUGE DIY Welcome Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

I think it’s just dreamy…

Here’s how I made it… It was SO easy! You’re all going to be chuckling at the end of the tutorial!

I started with these pre-cut letters from Hobby Lobby…

HUGE DIY Welcome Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

And then I painted them with some leftover exterior paint- Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore.

HUGE DIY Welcome Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once the letters were dry, I placed them on my weathered board (which I snagged from my parents farm, just like this one).

HUGE DIY Welcome Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once I was sure everything would fit with the proper spacing, I used my super hot hot glue gun and glued them right onto the board. Those letters are stuck!

HUGE DIY Welcome Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I just propped it up on our front porch. I told you it was COMPLETELY easy!

I just love how it looks!

HUGE DIY Welcome Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

And it’s so welcoming!

HUGE DIY Welcome Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

Heck, even I feel welcomed walking up!

HUGE DIY Welcome Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m in love with the combination of the aged wood, rusty nails, sleek letters and cornstalks… which I chopped down from our field!

HUGE DIY Welcome Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

Our front entry is officially dressed for fall… You can see the rest of it here.

HUGE DIY Welcome Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

HUGE DIY Welcome Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

HUGE DIY Welcome Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

HUGE DIY Welcome Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

Fall Front Porch by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m in disbelief of how amazing this project looks for how easy it was to make! Those are the best kind!

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

Psst… If you want more fall goodness, see the rest of our front porch here and tour our home here.

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. I noticed your sign last night on Fox Hollow Cottage, and I am curious- what is the color on your front door?

    • Hi there! So happy you found me! πŸ˜€
      Our front door color is Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore.
      Hope that helps!

  2. Sharon Eshleman says:

    Super Easy and Super Cute! Where I live in New Mexico…hot glue doesn’t work too well. When it is hot, it falls off and when it is cold, it pops off! But I love it!

    • THANK YOU so much, Sharon! Super glue works great for our area & porch, but if I had the hot and cold problem, I would definitely nail them on! πŸ˜€
      Have a great weekend!

  3. Tina Buenzow says:

    you are so blessed to have corn stalks and a parent’s farm where you can score all these wonderful things! I love how it turned out!:)

    • THANK YOU so much, Tina! I AM blessed to have corn stalks and my parents farm! It’s loaded with goodies! πŸ˜€

  4. It’s HUGELY fabulous!!! But then, you already know I think that πŸ˜‰ You’ve just got THE cutest Fall porch Shayna. Love it bunches. Off to pin… Shannon

  5. Beautiful! and yes, so very easy I’m thinking I need to make one for my front porch :) I’m not sure I want it to say welcome though, seeing as I don’t want “un-welcomed” people thinking they are… hmmmm maybe one that says Autumn Blessings?

  6. PINNED…you are a genious! Christine from Little Brags

  7. Susan Aldrich says:

    I love it & enjoy your site!

  8. Fabulous project!!

  9. you are right Shayna the amazing and easy projects are always the best ones & this one is really Amazing :-) I love it very much and it would make me feel very welcomed too :-)
    wish you a beautiful weekend!

  10. Looks great Shayna … love that old board.
    Happy Fall.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  11. I LOVE this. So easy, but looks amazing. I also love the size of it. Please consider sharing this on my weekend link party. It goes live tonight at 7pm at Hope to see you there.
    Pam :)

    • THANK YOU so much, Pam! I love the size too! And thank you for the invite to your party. I’ll stop by to link up! πŸ˜€

  12. This is so cool! I love all the old wood you find.

  13. LOVE IT!!

  14. You’re “WELCOME” to come over, and make my porch look as fabulous as your porch… I’m all about words in decor, so two thumbs up with this neato sign!!! Love it girl…blessings & <3

    • THANK YOU so much, M! πŸ˜€
      I would love to come over and help you with your front porch! Just tell me when and where! πŸ˜‰

  15. This is just the coolest sign… The oversized scale is so perfect! I love it. Pinned:)

  16. I love this! I now want to go raid my dad’s shop to see if he’s hoarding any old wood (he can’t throw wood out, even when it’s old). Love all of this!

  17. That looks so amazing on your front porch. I love how you decorated around it as well. What a nice entry!

  18. Jennifer Alexander says:

    Do you know the dementions of the board you used

  19. Hi! Question — are the letters metal or ?? Love the sign!!

  20. Cheisty Stafford says:

    I love this! Do you know what size letters you used?

  21. I love your sign and the whole arrangement of things around it. Your door is such a pretty color too!

  22. I just subscribed to wood grain cottage after seeing a pin on Pinterest. I am not a crafty person, but I am going to try to make your welcome sign. The entire front porch is so inspiring. I love it all. We live in the country a ways off the road, so big over-sized decorations is what I need to show up as people drive by. This sign will definitely do the trick. One question – what kind of glue gun and glue sticks do you use? Mine does not get super hot.

    • Welcome Diane! I’m so happy to have you! πŸ˜€ For the hot glue gun, I bought mine at Hobby Lobby. It’s cordless and made by Surebonder. On the packaging, the glue gun will tell you how hot it gets, at least mine did. I hope that helps! πŸ˜€

  23. Ah that is so cute! Our front porch needs to love asap. Such a great idea.

  24. I LOVE this! It turned out beautifully and I love how simple it is! May have to snag these letters when I hit hobby lobby tomorrow too :)


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