Changing a few pieces of decor each season is a great way to keep your home feeling fresh. One great thing to swap out seasonally is your front door decor! Here’s an idea for a really personal and fun summer door sign you can enjoy all season long.
How to Make a Summer Door Sign
Anyone can create this project; all you need are a few basic supplies. The main thing you’ll need is a Round Family Sign Name Kit from CraftCuts. It contains an 18” wooden circle, plus your family’s last name, custom cut from Baltic Birch wood. You can choose from a variety of different fonts to find the one you like best. Here’s a list of everything else you’ll need and how to put it together.
- Round Family Name Sign Kit from CraftCuts (Save 10% with code AMY10)
- acrylic paint and/or wood stain
- painter’s tape
Divide your circle in half and sketch the watermelon.
Find the center of the wood sign and place a piece of painter’s tape across the entire circle to divide it in half. Use a pencil to lightly sketch a large semicircle in the lower half to divide the edible part of the watermelon from the rind.
Paint your watermelon.
Paint the inside part of the semi-circle red, and the edge green using acrylic or multi-surface craft paint. If you prefer a matte finish, you can use chalk paint instead. Then, peel off the tape.
Add details to the watermelon.
Use a smaller paintbrush to paint a lighter shade of green on the inside part of the rind.
Then, use a pencil to sketch teardrop-shaped seeds anywhere you like, and paint them black with a small brush. You can also add some thin white highlight lines to the seeds with a detail brush if you like.
Paint the top half of the circle.
Once the watermelon is dry, you can place a piece of painter’s tape across the center of the circle again, covering the top of the watermelon. Paint the top half of the circle any color you like.
Paint or use wood stain on your name or word.
I used a dark wood stain for a natural look, but you could also use any color of acrylic paint if you prefer.
Glue your sign together.
Once all the paint and stain is dry, use hot glue to attach your name to the upper half of the sign. You’ll also need to attach a hanger to the back of the sign. Then it’s ready to display!
- Since the natural wood is a light color, one coat of paint should be plenty to give you good coverage for this project.
- Always peel painter’s tape off before your paint dries!
- To make sure your rind is an even width, you can measure at intervals around the circle, making a small pencil mark, then connect the marks to form your semicircle.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can grab your kit from the CraftCuts.com site! Use the code AMY10 to save 10% on any order from CraftCuts!
If you use the Family Name Sign kit, your sign will be 18” in diameter.
Any type of acrylic craft paint will work for this project. If you prefer a more matte finish, try using chalk paint.
More Wood Crafts
If you enjoyed this project, be sure to check out these other wood crafts, too!
Summer Door Sign
- Round Family Name Sign Kit from CraftCuts
- acrylic paint
- painter’s tape
- Divide your circle in half with painter’s tape and sketch a semicircle for the watermelon rind using a pencil.
- Paint the watermelon red and green.
- Add a light green stripe to the rind, and paint several seeds.
- Paint the top half of the circle.
- Paint the wooden word/name.
- Glue the name to the top half of the sign.
What do you think? If you try this project, I’d love to see how it turns out. Be sure you are part of the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so you can share your latest project photos and we can all be inspired. Hope to see you there!