Monday, July 9, 2012

How to Make a Hallway Sign

 

Howdy!  Just thought I’d show you how I took the following items…… 3 plant brackets,  3 plaques from Walmart, and 3 cup hooks…………………

How to Make a hanging sign

and turned them into this….

How to make an office sign


I saw this pic from Destiny, @a place for us.. and was inspired to make my own for my hallway….

Source

Okay…here we go!

I already had the plant brackets, so they were free, but you could pick some up in any garden section of your dept store.

plant brackets

These little wooden, oval plaques are literally just .97 each at Walmart…I bought three.  I put the cup hooks on the top center of each one.

wooden plaques

Here’s a up close shot…see, I just put it right in the middle of the top edge…..

cup hooks

Just make sure whatever plant bracket you get, that the plaque will hang in the space under it without touching the bracket. You don’t want it to hang crooked…

how to make a sign

I gave my naked plaques an antiqued finish by first applying a coat of creamy colored paint, then I put dark brown just around the edges.  Then I gave it one more light spray of cream just in the center.  After they dried really well,  I sanded them down a little and this is what I got……

How to antique

I used my Cricut to cut out some vinyl words, but you could use rub on letters from your scrap booking section of a store. You can also find places all over the web that will cut words for you. Shelley, from House of Smiths, has a great selection of word wall stuff, and I’m sure she would do special order words.
Here are the words I cut
Bath..

How to make a sign

Office…

How to make a sign

and Laundry……

how to make a hanging sign

I put the vinyl lettering on both sides so you can see it either way you’re going down the hallway.  I made sure to buy a plaque that was double sided too….meaning it had the finished grooved edge on both sides.

how to paint a sign

how to make a sign

how to build a sign

how to decorate your hallway

 

Here’s the finished product….

BEFORE signs….(and if you’d like to learn to build these doorway headers, go HERE.

door headers

AFTER signs….

how to decorate a hallway

So what do you think?  (the office also doubles as my hubbies drum room…hence the drum d├ęcor on the door) :0)

I thought the signs gave it some extra punch, and now when we have company, I don’t have to feel like I’m playing “Let’s Make a Deal” while I’m telling them the bathroom is behind door number 4~! Ha!

Hope you all are having a wonderful week! We’ve all been sick all week long, so we’re finally feeling like we’re back in the land of the living!

OH..by the way, this project cost me just $3.00 cause I had the brackets, paint and cuphooks……..so all I was out was the three little plaques.  I thought that was a lot of bang for my three bucks!

Blessings

Missy

EDIT: I’ve had several people ask me what cartridge I used on my Cricut, but I actually used Sure Cuts a Lot software that was compatible with my Cricut, so I didn’t use a cartridge at all.  You can Google the software, but it does take a little computer knowledge to get it up and going.   One of my readers said she has researched it and the newer software from them isn’t compatible with Cricut anymore, so you might want to look for the older stuff if you’re interested in it at all.
OH..and one more thing, I put a little dab of hot glue on the plant bracket where the cup hook sits, when I hung up the sign….so it wouldn’t swing around and would be stable.  :0)

I’m linking to My Repurposed Life

52 comments:

Peggy said...

OH Missy, what a great idea! Did you use spray paint? This is something I would love to do but it might be just a bit too much for our tiny dark hallway. Love it any way and plan to keep it for future reference!!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

ohhh Missy--your hall is sooo darn cute! Adding door headers were great, but the signs add so much charm! That being said, I think the signs would look downright silly in my tiny hall with regular ole door frames!
way to go girl!
gail

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

Oh Missy, I love these. I have seen your inspiration picture before and thought about how to make my own. Your plan was way easier than anything I had thought up...good work!!! I would love to have them for our bathrooms. Now to find the plant hooks. Thanks for the tutorial.

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

I also meant to ask you which Cricut cartridge you used. I really enjoy your font choice.

Marilyn said...

So cute!! Much better than me saying the first door on the right--I think I have some brackets, paint, and if I'm lucky I could find cuphooks in a junque drawer downstairs! The trip to town will be my hang-up! Ha. Not going today, it's nice and cool so I'm working outside. But will have to put the plaques on my list!♥♫

Leave It To Davis said...

My goodness, Missy...you are just the most clever individual I have ever had the pleasure of meeting....er....reading!!!! I LOVE THOSE!!!

AND....I love the "Let's Make A Deal" comment.....lol. That was very cute!

Adin B said...

I saw this DIY from long time ago and thought it was just wonderful. Yours turned out great. Lovely home!

Cindy said...

Ok, so those are like the cutest things i've ever seen! You're AMAZING!!!

Cindy

Joyce said...

They are so cute, and what a great idea! Wonder if I could make some for here.....

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Get out! Get ouuuuuuut! Those are so awesome! Love this idea and I think I might totally borrow it for our little clubhouse project. You rock girl!

{northern cottage} said...

how GREAT is this? very creative & el cheapo (yay!) well done!

Karen H said...

Once again, Missy, your talent and creativity astounds me! Those little signs are just the absolute cutest! And they look so awesome with your door headers!

Toqua's Crafts said...

What a fabulous hallway!
I *LOVE* the door headers AND the signs!!
You did good!!

Fairfield House said...

Missy,

Your door signs are exquisite and the cost to create them can't be matched. Great job, my friend.

Love,
Deborah

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Cute idea!!

SuttonsDaze said...

Absolutely fantastic! Love these, now i'm sizing up the hallway to see if I can pull this off!

Judy said...

I think the signs are so beautiful. I just love the look.

Dannielle said...
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Dannielle said...

I did something similar, but instead of using a Cricut, (which I don't have) I just printed the letters(after reversing them on the computer) on waxed paper, taped to a regular sheet so it could go through the print normally.

Pam Jackson said...

I LOVE them....those are really cute. Thanks for sharing, I might have to borrow this idea. http://pam-lifethroughmyeyes.blogspot.com/

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Love this idea! I'm going to do this in my hallway when I paint the horizontal stripes! Excellent, excellent!
Thanks for the tute!
Susan
Homeroad.net

Mrs.Rabe said...

Genius!

Oh, I am going to do this in my hallway....

Deanna

Crafty gal 101 said...

So stinking cute!!! Definately gonna do this for my hall bath!!!

Gen said...

Nice! My first thought was that if you made a bathroom one you'd never have to tell visitors where to go, and then I see you made one for that room, too! They fit very well with your decor, love it!

Rella said...

Hi there!! I'm in love with the bath sign!! Do you make them and sell them? Please let me know. Streetsx3@sbcglobal.net Thank you so much.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

OMGosh! I love this! I've got to put this on my list of things to do. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from My Repurposed Life. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-5.html Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

A Southern Rose said...

Missy, I love these! I will be making some soon. Thank you so much for the great idea. Yours are beautiful.

I've missed seeing your posts. So glad to be back. I just got a new computer. I felt so lost without it. lol

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Lulabelle said...

Missy,

Love the signs. Which cricut cartridge did you use for the vinyl letters?

Thanks,

J. Stone

Its So Very Cheri said...

I have that on my to do list too--actually have the vinyl in hand but mine says Pantry.

I am featuring you at Decor2Adore{able} on July 22.

xo,
Cheri

screendoorgirl3 said...

What a great idea and tutorial. I can't wait to try it. My wheels are turning for a garden sign of some kind.. Nice blog , I just found you via Pinterest. Thanks!

Jamy said...

What size are your brackets?

Anonymous said...

HI Peggy - what is your hallway paint color? Love it! Bright but not too" beigy/brown" - which I'm trying to get away from! LOL

Beauty Moves Me said...

Love these signs - nice job and thanks for sharing the tutorial! I will definitely try this one out!

Anonymous said...

Saw someone else ask this...do you sell them? Or would you consider just selling wood piece with word and I can get my own bracket? Please email me kellster17@aol.com
Thanks.

Jacquelyn Stager said...

I'm in the middle of doing these...I used a creamy butter color craft acrylic paint and just put it on with a sponge brush. I bought stencils and did the lettering, using a pencil to trace, then went over the pencil with a black paint pen. I'm naming my rooms: the master bedroom is "Master and Mistress", the guest room is "The Lighthouse Room" , then I have "The Children's Room" (for grandkids), "Office" and I'm trying to think of a clever name for the bathroom. Having a little trouble finding the perfect brackets for hanging but I'll keep looking! Thanks for this awesome idea!

Danielle said...

I have to tell you, this is one of the cutest ideas I have ever seen and I can't wait to do it......amazing. Great job!

apparitions said...

I really want to try to make these but have been completely unsuccessful locating the wood plaques! I have tried both Walmarts in my town, Joannes in 2 cities, the local craft store and have come up blank. All the plaques I find are only one sided!

Any idea where else I can get these?

Thanks!

My Cottage Charm said...

Have you tried looking on Walmart.com and having them shipped to your store for free? I do that a lot with some of the things they have online.
Missy

Anonymous said...

Loved your idea....where did you get the plant hangers? The ones at Home Depot seemed too big. Thanks.

ByLightOfMoon said...

What a fabulous idea how to use the wonderful plant brackets inside! I have been collecting old vintage rusty ones and have used about all I can outside.

Thanks for sharing!

Smiles, Cyndi

ByLightOfMoon said...

I posted your blog link to my sidebar on my blog and am following you on facebook, pinterest, and will link your idea to my blog post on the plant hooks.

Smiles, cyndi

❤ Mrs. Sinyan ❤ said...

I had an idea like this to do in my church, thank you for bring it to life for me.

Kristen Soderberg said...

I absolutely LOVE these signs. We gotta do this for my house! I'm your newest follower by the way! Come visit me at wonderfulathome.blogspot.com

Have a lovely night!

Desiree Young said...

ADORABLE! Thanks for the tutorial. I love this idea.

letsgo2thevintagecupboard said...

This is exactly what I have been wanting to do in my hallway! Looks beautiful...Thanks

Lorayne McGovern said...

The signs are too cute, but what caught my eye was the texture on your ceiling! Is that wallpaper or how did you get that pattern if it was mud? Thanks so much!

I'm in the middle of a remodel and I'm going to do what you did with the crown molding over the doors! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Wow! Love your hallway signs! My one little hallway in my 50's ranch home probably wouldn't look good with hallway signs (too small) but I love it iny your home! I bought a cricut expression machine in 2010 and rarely used it. Don't want to spend money on all those cartridges. Maybe I'll use it one day. I heard you can now get free stuff for it in craftroom. Maybe I'll sell it on ebay (if anyone would buy it) and get a sillhouette. Do you still use yours? I love the headers aborve your doors. That might work in my home.

Kelly Webb said...

After seeing your hallway sign i thought to design a hallway sign for my officespace.

Rabby Kin said...

This is the coolest little how-to ever! I would have never thought to look for plant brackets for something like this! So excited!

Susan Mac Gregor said...

what font did you use for vinyl cutting? Susan

Robin Spitzer said...

This is just the cutest thing I have seen in a long time! Thank you!

Robin Spitzer said...

This is just the cutest thing I have seen in a long time! Thank you!

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