Make Your Own Directional Wooden Post {Camping Party Sign}


I wanted to share this quick directional sign tutorial because I think it would be a cute addition to just about any outdoor party! The one above was made for my little guys Outdoor Adventure Party so it was kept a little rustic and simple.

Costing under $2.50 in supplies makes this a fun inexpensive party decoration that your able to customize to fit just about any theme!


For the individual directional signs a 1x3x8 furring strip was cut into five 14 inch pieces. {one 8 ft. furring strip runs about $1.15 at your local hardware store}
Measure and mark guidelines two inches down on each side of the 14 inch pieces. {this only needs to be done on one end of the board to create the arrow shape}


Set your miter saw to 45 degrees and make cuts according to the guidelines.


After making your first cut you will need to flip over the piece of wood, {as shown above}, and make the second cut creating the arrow.
Sand the rough edges and then paint each sign the color of your choice.
The wording on each sign can be customize to fit any event {these are perfect for outdoor parties!} The letters can be stenciled or simply free handed. I love using foam alphabet stamps. These can be found at your local craft store in with the scrapbooking supplies. I painted a light coating of mixed acrylic paints directly onto the foam and stamped directly onto the board ~ Quick and easy.
Make sure to stamp the wording on both sides of each sign so that it can be seen from any direction.

Attach the finished signs to a 2x2x8 furring strip using nail gun or small finishing nails alone. {the 2x2x8 furring strips are also found at local hardware stores and costs around $1.32} The furring strip can be cut down to a desired height if need be.
I would have loved to make a separate one for our recent Halloween party but I simply ran out of time. How cute would ‘pumpkin patch’, ‘carving station’, ‘spooky trail’ and ‘haunted house’ be posted atop a decorated post….perhaps I’ll add it to the list next year!
Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. Love this idea! I love signs of any sort.
    great job!
    gail

  2. Marvelous! Thank you for the instructions.

    I can imagine one for the holiday season, pointing to the North Pole with the number of kilometers (miles) away, and maybe Antarctica in the opposite direction and two others with directions to places closer to home.

    Incredibly inventive, I’ll put this one in my to do file, for sure.

    Mel

  3. This is great- I have been wanting to make one of these for our cabin with- to the pond, hiking trail etc. Just have to figure out how to make it weather-proof. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. What a cute idea…love it! Happy Halloween!
    Kristen

  5. This looks great!! Thanks for the feature earlier(Cabinet door photo frame)– I know I know, I’m like 2 weeks late! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks ;) But I wanted to stop by and say THANKS, my little blog appreciates it :) And I’m stealing a featured button! Happy Friday!

  6. Thank you, I love it! ~Violet~

  7. You’re making power tools look good! And I like the letters you used for your sign.

  8. Great idea! I can see so many fun variations for this project. You are totally right, this would be so fun for a party!

  9. O to the M to the G that is soooo cute! I need to incorporate that into an event sometime!

  10. I love this project!! So much whimsy.

  11. Great idea. I going to be working on our backyard next spring. With the goal of turning into a little boys adventure, secret hideout backyard. Signs are a MUST! I will surely keep this in mind!

  12. This is a really great idea. It would even be fun to create indoors for a birthday or any event leading multiple places!

  13. Cute, cute! We are planning one of these for an upcoming wedding and it will go together so much easier now with some basic cutting directions. Ours will have pointers to parking, photo booth, potties (it’s an outdoor venue!) and my fav…Happily Ever After. Thank you!

  14. These signs are soo cute! A great tutorial and creative idea! Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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