DIY Shabby Chic Sign

I like to think of different ways to recycle and reuse old and broken items in my home. When my son’s drawer fell apart and could no longer be fixed, I decided to save a couple of boards from the furniture for future craft projects.

This is one of the pieces I saved:

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It’s the perfect size for a sign. So I pulled out my craft supplies and turned this old board into shabby chic art.

Supplies I used:

  • 28″ x 14″ Board
  • Decorative Paper
  • Lace Ribbon
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Glue Gun
  • White Paint
  • Decoupage Glue
  • Paint Brush
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors
  • Stencil


  • Trim the paper to fit the board.
  • Use a foam brush to spread decoupage glue on the top of the board and on the back of the paper. Adhere them together. Make sure to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles in the paper.
  • Let the paper dry for about an hour.

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  • Position the stencil on the center of the board. Use painter’s tape to keep the stencil in place.

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  • Dip a paint brush into the white paint, then begin to brush over the stencil.
  • Remove the stencil and let the paint dry before moving on to the next step.

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  • Cut strips of the lace ribbon, then glue them around the edges of the board.

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  • Hot glue artificial flowers on the board for added decorations.

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  • The sign is now ready to display!

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The sign says, “Hope is the anchor of the soul.” Next time I will probably paint the letters a darker color, but I still love how this project turned out. I can’t wait to hang it on my wall!



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