diy good day sign

DIY Good Day Sign

There was an empty little spot on one of our bedroom walls, just dying to have something on it. This little spot just happened to be on some prime wall real estate for an inspirational message, so I chose some words that would help us jump out of bed every morning. Gather your materials:

  • piece of fabric 10″ x 12″
  • sewing machine
  • scissors and X-Acto knife
  • freezer paper
  • iron
  • craft paint
  • sponge brush
  • glue gun
  • twine
  • thin wooden dowels

Start by sewing your fabric. On the 12″ sides, sew a 1/4″ hem, and on the 10″ sides, sew a 3/4″ hem (or a hem large enough to accomodate your wooden dowels).

DIY Stenciled Word Sign

Cut out a message in your freezer paper. Put the shiny side down on the fabric and iron the freezer paper in place.

DIY Stenciled Word Sign

Use the sponge brush to gently brush paint onto the exposed parts of your message. Careful not to let paint seep under the edges of the paper.

DIY Stenciled Word Sign

Gently peel away the freezer paper. Let the paint dry for a few minutes, and then hot glue your twine in place on either corner of the top of the sign.

DIY Stenciled Word Sign

Finally, slip the dowels into the top and bottom seams.

DIY Stenciled Word Sign

That’s it! It’s so simple, but such an awesome reminder to make each day totally rad. Ours is hanging on this little hook from Anthropologie (a sweet gift from my mother-in-law!). What would you make yours say? xoxo

DIY Stenciled Word Sign

DIY Stenciled Word Sign

  1. Shoko on said:

    This is so cute, Chels! What a great idea!

    • chelsea on said:

      Thanks doll! If we ever have another crafternoon, we should do these! 🙂

  2. Callie on said:

    This is so cute! I want to make one!

  3. erin on said:

    i love this!!

  4. Mary Holmes on said:

    Today IS a good day! Too cute.

  5. You have so much patience to cut that out by hand. Wow! It is so cute. I want one for my classroom!

  6. Lela on said:

    Freezer paper… have no idea what that is but will try to get it over here in Berlin so I can do this!

    • chelsea on said:

      Hi Lela! Freezer paper is paper with a sort of waxed coating on one side, meant to wrap food in when you put it in the freezer. Used for crafting things, you can iron it onto fabric with the waxed side down and it will adhere lightly to fabric so that you can use it as a stencil. Hope you can find some!

      • Lela on said:

        Thanks Chelsea for the info. I googled a bit and we don’t have something like that in Germany. But luckily there’s an onlineshop who imports the stuff 🙂 Will try it for sure!

        • chelsea on said:

          That’s great Lela! Let me know if you do!

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  8. Pri on said:

    I’d love to know where you got the little elephant in the first picture. You’ve got a lovely site 🙂

    • chelsea on said:

      Hi Pri! It’s actually a little Christmas ornament from Jonathan Adler. We got this one a couple of years ago, but I think they’re carrying a similar one this year.

      • Pri on said:

        Thank you so much. It’s ever so ‘lovely indeed’ 😀

  9. Hey – this is great!! I love working with freezer paper and this is a super fresh idea

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