DIY Signs for the Market


So I told you guys I’m doing my first vintage market in a few weeks, and I’m feverishly (as much as I can with three kids – one only 6 months old – and keeping up with household chores) creating pieces to sell.  This is a handmade market, which means I can’t bring some of the goodies like I have in my booth (vintage glassware and decor) – I actually have to repurpose things or make them from scratch.

Easy DIY Signs - by Girl in the Garage

One of my products is wood signs – I have three different sizes and many different designs.  For these signs I painted the wood with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White first.

I’m doing several different silhouettes (I love this one the most!) – first I printed the images onto cardstock, cut them out, traced and then outlined with a Sharpie, and then painted in the rest with black craft paint.  Super simple.

Easy DIY Signs - by Girl in the Garage

I designed the “Pies” sign myself in PicMonkey.  Since this one is on a much larger board, I printed it onto transparency paper and then used an overhead projector to trace the image, and used a Sharpie and paint just like the other sign.

Easy DIY Signs - by Girl in the Garage

The “you + me” sign was also done with an overhead projector.  Here’s a peek at a few that I’ve done so far – I’m also using a couple stencils on other signs.  Oh and these aren’t done yet!  I’m doing to do some distressing and give them a topcoat for protection.  And I’m probably going to paint the pie a tan color, like warm apple pie.  (Yum – now I want some pie!)

Easy DIY Signs - by Girl in the Garage

What do you think of my DIY signs?  I have so much more to do!  Send some hustle vibes my way, will you? (and a babysitter!)

I’ll share more of my market projects next week.

Jen

Are you also doing a market or craft fair soon?  Read THIS POST for lots of advice and inspiration!

Doing your first vintage market or craft fair? Vendor tips and resources.


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8 Comments on DIY Signs for the Market

  1. Jolinda
    April 29, 2016 at 1:04 pm (1 year ago)

    too darn cute.

    Reply
    • Jen
      May 2, 2016 at 11:38 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Jolinda 🙂

      Reply
  2. Robyn
    April 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm (1 year ago)

    The signs look great! Love the silhouette!

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    • Jen
      May 2, 2016 at 11:37 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Robyn! 🙂

      Reply
  3. Just Justin
    April 29, 2016 at 5:02 pm (1 year ago)

    The silhouettes are amazing! So simple and so chic! I hope you sell a million! 🙂

    Reply
    • Jen
      May 2, 2016 at 11:37 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks- I hope so too!

      Reply
  4. ML
    April 30, 2016 at 5:42 am (1 year ago)

    These are cute. What about a long SUPERMARKET sign in a san serif font?

    Reply
    • Jen
      May 2, 2016 at 11:37 pm (1 year ago)

      ML, I actually have more designs planned and MARKET is one of them. 🙂

      Reply

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