Last week I went “live” in the new Welcome to the Woods Facebook group to showcase a trick I sometimes use to make signs. Perfect hand-lettering on wood signs can be achieved by simply employing a projector to display the text on your sign as you trace. I made this sign using the projector method…
I put together a quick 3-minute video tutorial for readers to understand the process.
I like to use canva.com for designing text layout and font selection. You should check it out if you do not already know about it!
I also really prefer Sharpie paint pens for hand lettering signs because you get way more control than using a paintbrush and paint. This 5-pack of oil-based Sharpies is cheaper per pen than any you will find in the store and has all the best colors.
You have seen examples of my freehand lettering with my pallet sign for discipline and decor, my wedding gift sign, my housewarming sign, and many more. Now you know the way to “cheat” and get professional looking letters without having to practice hours on your freehanding skills like me.
To be honest, I only recently discovered this trick myself so I am excited to share it with you and continue using a projector to make signs in the future. Maybe I will even start selling them?!
Please pin this image to share this fun idea with the world!
Thanks for stopping by to read how to achieve perfect hand-lettering on wood signs. You might be interested in learning the DIY wood stain recipe I used on this sign which I posted about earlier this week.