I think we have found the sweetest reclaimed wood DIY Welcome Gnome Sign! What a great way to use up old wood scraps while adding a little “Gnome Sweet Gnome” charm to your front porch.
Another person’s trash is our treasure. Gnomesayin?
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Reclaimed Wood Scraps
We just love sharing projects that others have created just as much as sharing our own! Why? Because there are so many different ideas we couldn’t possibly think of them all…or even close.
Today we are welcoming Sue Vermeland with her adorable welcome gnome sign made from wood scraps.
I started this project searching through our reserve of reclaimed wood. We have some pieces of pine trim from an old house that were clean and straight and just right for this. I also used a piece of aged pallet wood that was thicker, the same thickness as the wood trim.
After a bit of cleaning and sanding came figuring out the height of the gnomes and drawing their shapes on the wood.
If you want more info on where to find and prepping of reclaimed wood, check out this post: Our Salvaged Wood Projects
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- Wood scraps
- Tape measure
- Paint, mistint and sample cans of paints here, various types were used
- Stencils (polka dot, checkerboard, variety packs)
- Drawer Knobs
- Spray sealer, urethane
Here’s what Sue and her husband did:
- My husband works all the power tools and cut the shapes out for me. (You can use a jigsaw to cut out shapes.)
- Next ….the fun part…figuring out the paint colors and details. I freehand painted all the gnomes’ beards/faces. All the gnomes’ hats were stenciled.
- The noses are ceramic drawer pulls (knobs).
- The welcome sign was a piece of aged wood from the woodpile that I painted.
- My husband created a bracing for the back so they will stand on their own.
- I applied a spray sealer of urethane over the entire piece.
Of course, make your gnomes as unique as you are.
A big thanks to Sue for sharing this fabulous project!!!
In case you love them as much as we do, here are a few more gnome posts we think you will enjoy:
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