Make a sign for grandma that displays her grandchildren’s names and birthdates. Personalized gifts are a grandma’s favorite.
Do you often struggle at every Mothers’ Day, Birthday or Christmas what to get your mom or grandma? Would you agree that most moms/grandmas love personal gifts? Well worry no more I am here to help!
This post shows you how to make a wood sign that has a beautiful quote about being a grandma and displays all of her grandchildren’s birthdays. This is sure to warm the heart of this wonderful woman in your life.
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TOOLS FOR DIY GRANDMA SIGN
- Measuring tape
- Saw – I use this Miter saw
- Sander/sandpaper 120 grit – I use this sander
- Drill – I use this drill
- Silhouette Cameo
- Needle nose pliers
SUPPLIES FOR DIY GRANDMA SIGN
- 1 – 1 x 8 x 6
- 1 x 2 x 8 – quantity depends on # of grandchildren (six pieces per 1 x 2 board)
- Stain – I used Minwax in English Chestnut
- Vinyl – I used Oracle 631 in white
- Vinyl transfer paper – I use this one
- #212 screw eyes – four per wood plank
CUTS FOR DIY GRANDMA SIGN
- 1 – 1 x 8 x 6 cut at 15 1/2 inches
- 12 – 1 x 2 x 8 cut at 15 1/2 inches
STEPS TO COMPLETE DIY GRANDMA SIGN
Step 1) After the cuts were made I sanded and stained all of the wood pieces.
Step 2 ) I drilled four holes in each piece of wood one inch from each end on the top and bottom of each wood plank except for the first and last planks. For the top plank with the grandma quote, only drill on the bottom. For the bottom plank only drill on the top. *Tip – to avoid drilling too deep wrap a piece of tape around a drill bit about the length of the screw eye. Drill and only go as deep as the edge of the tape.
Here is a picture with all the holes drilled.
Here is a closer look at the drilled holes.
Step 3) I screwed in the #212 screw eyes in every drilled hole. Then using the needle nose pliers I opened up the eye on the screw eye just enough to be able to slide and hook another screw eye through. However, I only did this on all of the top screws and left the ones on the bottom closed.
Also, note that the screw eyes on the bottom are parallel with the wood. The screw eyes on the top are perpendicular to the wood. This was to make it easy to link the screw eyes together.
Step 4) I created and cut the grandma quote and grandchildren’s names and birthdays on my Silhouette Cameo. If you would like the Grandma Quote SVG file please visit my Resouce Library. I weeded the excess parts of the stencil then I applied the transfer paper. I removed the stencil from the backing and then positioned the stencil on each wood plank. Once it was positioned and in place I used a credit card to smooth out the stencil. Then I removed the transfer paper. If you don’t own a cutting machine you can use acrylic paint and paintbrush or an oil-based sharpie to add the quote, names and birthdates. For the names and birthdates, I used the Salma font.
Step 5) Once all the stencils were applied I attached the wood planks in order by oldest to youngest by looping the opened screw eyes that should all be on the top of the wood planks through the closed screw eyes that should all be on the bottoms of the planks.
Then I wrapped it up and gave it to my stepmom for Christmas. She absolutely loved it!
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Now you have an awesome gift for your mom/grandma that she will treasure forever!
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