Faux Framed Wood Signs

Yesterday, I shared a tutorial to over on the Prairie Pine Designs Facebook Page LIVE! If you missed it, no worries as it is linked in this post. 😉 Making faux framed wood signs is one of my favorite things to do when creating a sign. It is more cost effective (since you don’t need all the tools to make a “normal” frame), the sign is lighter and easier to hang, and it gives the sign a unique look!  For those that are just starting in your sign making journey, this is a great way to add a frame. 


Supplies Needed:

A stain wood blank

Painters Tape


Measuring Tape


Chalk Paint (I prefer to use Waverly Chalk Paint from Walmart or make my own. You can find my DIY Chalk Paint Recipe here.)

Paint Brush or Mini Roller

The How-To:

Find your piece of wood that you want to create with. I prefer using 1”x10″ or 1″X12″ boards and cut them down. Once cut, I sand it with 80 and 120 grit paper with my orbital sander. Once sanded smooth, stain you sign. I use Minwax Dark Walnut. Once your sign is dry (I let mine dry for at least 8 hours), you are ready to create your faux frame! Watch the video tutorial below get the step by step instructions on how to create your faux frame!



Tada! There you have it. It is truly that easy! This technique is a really quick and is a great way to add a frame without all the wood work and measuring.

If you found this helpful, please pin this tutorial to Pinterest!


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Happy DIYing,

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2 thoughts on “Faux Framed Wood Signs

  1. Hi , first of all you are creative and talented artist . I would really appreciate if could kindly let me know what kind of transfer/ stencil you use ? Do you cut the stencil out with die cut machine like cricut or silhouette cameo ? Where do buy buy the transfer material . Thank you for all videos .

    1. Hey, Jalpa! Thank you so much for your kind words 😉 That means a lot to me! I use two different transfers. I have a silhoutee cameo that I use to make stenciling from Oramask 813 vinyl, and I also use Chalk Couture REUSABLE transfers. You can find these reusable transfers at charmingchalker.com or by clicking hovering over the “shop” tab and scroll down to “Shop Charming Chalker”. You can also read more about Chalk Couture transfers on a blog post of mine at http://www.prairiepinedesigns.com/about-chalk-couture/. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have anymore questions…I’d be happy to help 😉

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