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Weathered Wood Sign

Hello, there! It’s Ginger from GingerSnapCrafts.com. I’m back to share another cute & easy project with you! Today I am excited to share how you can get that nice, soft weathered wood look with just a few simple steps & supplies. I used it to make this cute fall sign for our home.

Let’s get started. 🙂

Weathered Wood Sign GingerSnapCrafts.com

Just check out this before & after.

weathered wood tutorial

To make a sign like mine, you’ll need a few supplies:

  • wood board (I cut a 1×8 down to size.)
  • chalk paint
  • paint brush
  • wood finishing cloths in natural oak
  • rubber gloves
  • sandpaper
  • old rag
  • vinyl lettering (I used this design from Silhouette.)


First, I painted my board with two coats of chalk paint. Letting it dry between coats.

fall sign with chalk paint

After the paint had dried completely I sanded the edges with sandpaper.

distressing a board

Next I got out these amazing wood finishing cloths. These guys are awesome!

staining a board

While wearing protective gloves I rubbed the stain over the board.

how to weather a board

Wipe off the excess with an old rag. Let dry. Sand again slightly.


To finish this fall sign I just applied the vinyl lettering.

vinyl lettering

fall sign

I can’t wait to try this distressing technique on some more projects!

Crafting Chicks Fall Sign

Do you love the distressed look?
What do you love about fall?
I’d love to hear! 🙂

Weathered Wood Sign GingerSnapCrafts.com

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  1. I love love the font you used for PUMPKINS. What font is that. This is gorgeous by the way.

    1. The image is all put together by a designer and is in the Silhouette Store. So this design all comes together.I’m not sure what the font is. Sorry.

    1. Once you download you are able to use your Silhouette machine to cut the design out. You could cut it out on vinyl, paper, or many other mediums. Just follow the steps above for more info. Thanks!

  2. What are the dimensions of the piece of wood? Your materials list says you cut down a 1×8 piece. Does this mean you cut down a 1 inch thick by 8 inch wide board? Your comments later says 2×3. I’m just confused on the size of board I should be looking for? Thanks!

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