Simple DIY front porch signs are an inexpensive and fun way to add a bit of rustic charm to your entryway. They’re also a great project for both dedicated artists and the creatively challenged alike since you can either hand letter your sign or use stencils or pre-cut letters for more uniform lettering. Most of the front porch sign ideas below are easy to create in a few hours with recycled materials and a little paint.
Spruce Up Your Porch with a DIY Sign
The current trend towards rustic porch decor means that the best kind of wood for these signs tends to be pleasantly weathered and a bit rough. Wooden pallets and recycled barn wood are two great options for materials given their naturally rustic look. Best of all, they tend to be inexpensive or even free for the taking. And if you’re new to the wooden pallet project trend, a simple porch sign is a great first project!
Whether you plan to create a basic wooden welcome sign, a fun and ever-changing chalkboard display, or a holiday-specific sign that’s part of a seasonal arrangement, these signs will make your home a more inviting place for visitors.
1. Tall Wooden Entryway Welcome Sign
A charming silhouette sign made of flat trim wood, plywood, a little splash of paint, and some handy nails can instantly make a visitor feel at home, whether it’s for your abode or in a place where people can enjoy a fresh cup or two.
2. Sweet Porch Seating Area Sign
Perfect for minimalists who want a wonderfully profound statement, this simple wooden sign can be perched either on the front porch or back porch. It sets the mood for people to gather and catch up, as its elements boast simplicity at its finest.
3. Chalkboard A-Frame Porch Rules Sign
Getting a chalkboard sign promotes practicality and frugality. It’s perfect for sending out sweet messages and entice people to gather during spring and summer outings. Creativity in lettering is essential for this sign, which will depend on the message your want to send out.
4. Boxwood Greenery Wreath and Welcome Sign
It doesn’t have to be Christmas to get a wreath for your front door. A few tweaks here and there, minus the glitter and sparkly holidayish vibe, a wreath will serve its purpose as a warm greeting.
5. DIY Shabby Chic Painted Sign
Shabby may have a negative connotation, and distressed kind of does, too. But combine those ideas on a plank, splash it with paint, and hold it together using a sturdy string, it can send out warm vibes to greet a stranger hello!
6. Hanging Chalkboard Sign Entryway Grouping
If you want a chalkboard sign but find the usual ones too bulk, its hanging variant can do wonders to your porch. The idea is so simple you won’t consider it at first, but hang it right on the corner, and you’ll see a big difference.
7. Southern Hospitality DIY Front Porch Signs
A handmade, earth-colored wreath made out of some pieces of spare cloth against a pastel-colored door would make a striking welcome sign. Top that with a wooden entryway sign on the corner and floormat that matches the wreath — your house is ready for visitors.
8. Rustic Western Turquoise Sign with Metal Letters
The thing about rustic welcome signs is that it’s already a standout. Its presence in any establishment is enough to give that certain Western vibe without adding anything else. It’s also a sign that’s not limited to your porch alone.
9. Hand Lettered Country Barnwood Sign
A wooden sign with handwritten letterings is always cozy to look at. Your board doesn’t even have to be in perfect dimensions. As long as it’s elongated and big enough to put letters on, adding a string and hanging it is enough to make a statement.
10. Playful Porch Sign with Whimsical Lettering
The dimension of this playful porch sign is easy to love. Using scraps of wood, just paint them then ad your message. What’s great about this sign is that the sizes don’t have to match. The mismatch is what adds character to it.
11. White Picket Fence Porch Sign
To create a welcoming vibe to any porch, a lovely picket fence will do the trick. It’s one of the easiest wood signs you can make yourself, plus you won’t have to repaint in now and then since its indoors.
12. Wooden ‘Hello’ Laser Cut Sign
Laser cuts might seem a tad too expensive, but it’s easily the clearest way to get your message across. You don’t need to create a backdrop whatsoever — just pick out a color and voila, you got yourself a wooden sign that’s simple, yet a standout.
14. Monogram Wreath Entryway Welcome Sign
What’s great about a wooden sign is that you don’t have to hang it. A long piece of wood will do, and with a pretty wreath perched on top, it will make your porch or entryway a whole lot prettier.
15. Rustic Farmhouse Porch Antique Sign
Rustic themes are all the rage these days, and to those who prefer an antique vibe for their place, a rustic sign is essential. The lettering will only take a few minutes to make and can be done freehand to complete its worn out look.
16. DIY Distressed Wooden Porch Sign
Here’s another pallet wood sign that’s enhanced so well by using some paint and laser cut letters. If you can’t have laser cuts though, you can easily buy wooden letters from a crafts store and glue on the sign for an amazing 3D effect.
17. Recycled Wooden Shutter Sign for Fall
Any piece of wood you have in your house can be recycled and transformed into a fall-inspired sign. The cut out letters make a dramatic effect, and you can paint it with autumn colors. The recycled wood can be left alone in its natural color.
18. Dramatic Shiplap Farmhouse Porch Sign
A handmade shiplap sign that’s made of solid wood always adds charm to any space. The wood to be used can be plain, but you can add faux distressing to add character and dimension to it.
19. Beautiful Hanging Recycled Window Sign
An old window can add aesthetic value to your home or any establishment if transformed into a sign that has vinyl lettering in it. It can be placed outside to bear the name of your place, or inside your home to inspire motivation every day.
20. Christian Quote on a Repurposed Shutter
With a little paint and creativity, shutters would make a wonderful addition to your home. Repurposed shutters make good sign boards so don’t throw the old ones away. You can recycle them and put inspirational quotes, menu, or the names of each family member.
21. Autumn Welcome Sign Display and Mums
Pumpkins and mums on a porch along with cut out wood and stylized lettering is the perfect way to welcome the fall season. Your wooden sign can go plain, rustic, or distressed — all three work well with autumn colors.
23. Handpainted Sunburst Wooden Welcome Sign
A lot of creativity can turn any plank wood into a sign that can turn heads. If you know how to work your way around paint, you can create a makeshift sign using three pieces of longer wood and just leave it in an area undisturbed but can be seen. It’s the perfect sign for those on a budget.
24. Fall Entryway Framed Chalkboard Sign
An old chalkboard can be framed and transformed into a fall sign by adding elements of the season in it. It’s a cost-effective idea and also easy to maintain. You only need some pumpkins and a skill in lettering.
25. Oversized Rustic Wooden Welcome Sign
If you want to be bold on your welcome sign, then group a few pieces of rustic wood together to create an oversized one. There’s no need to hang the sign too. You can let it stand against the wall for a more laidback look.
26. Elegant Boxwood Wreath and Chalkboard Placard
A wreath doesn’t have to be all sparkly and shiny. It can be bare, but to add aesthetic value, place it in front of a framed chalkboard, add a bold lettering, and there you have it — a unique sign that you’ll probably won’t find anywhere else. You can either hang it or leave it steady in an elevated area.
27. DIY Wooden Harvest Time Sign
Old planks of reclaimed wood are always a perfect choice for porch signs. It’s ability to blend in with any backdrop is one convenience that makes it an ideal choice for those who want something unique, without going beyond the boundaries of weird.
28. Antique Front Porch Sign Ideas
Nothing could go wrong with antique. Vintage never goes out of style, and in signs, the same holds true. Handcrafted vintage wood will make any porch ready for any occasion or season.
29. Simple Hanging Wooden Welcome Sign
This is one of the simplest, yet easily the one that’ll make you smile types of signs. It just screams charm. Nothing beats the old-fashioned way: a piece of wood on a string, and a painted lettering that seems like an invitation you can’t resist.
30. Tall Autumn Leaf Welcome Sign
Here’s another welcome sign for the fall. This is as simple as it gets: two wooden planks joined together, skill in painting, some pumpkins and hay, and a lot of enthusiasm to create a porch sign that welcomes fall the right way.