Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Making a Garden *WELCOME* Sign!


Here is a fun way to


friends to your garden!


I searched the barn for an old scrap piece of lumber,

grabbed my pruners and headed for the brush pile

that I had created a couple of weeks ago

of prunings from some Rhododendrons

and a couple of Buddleia.

Finding several pieces of trimmings about the same

size, (I used the Buddleia branches)

I snipped pieces to form the letters

and laid them out to get the spacing

and height that pleased me.

After nailing the smaller pieces to the board

to form the word,

I took some larger and longer branches to

frame the board.

Finally, after nailing it all together

(and replacing many pieces that split

as they were nailed to the board),

I have a nice rustic sign to

*Welcome* friends and family

to my garden!

If you would like to make one for your garden, here is what you will need: 1 weathered board ~ Several twigs and branches (I liked ones with interesting bark and shapes) ~ pruners for trimming branches to size ~ Hammer and small nails ~*~


Rebecca said...

It turned out SO great! (I made two signs a couple of years ago for our "shed" and "cabin". And that's just what they say! SHED. CABIN.) They've weathered better than I expected, by the way.

Nadine said...

Lovely welcome sign!


LDH said...

A perfect Garden sign! Very nice.

Sue said...

Love the welcome sign.

Sharon said...

I love it Raeann!!! It came out wonderful :) Hmmm, I need to check for prunings now :)
Thanks for sharing.


FlowerLady said...

That is rustically fantastic.

I love it.


Dandelion and Daisy said...

Your right great minds do think alike....I've been thinking of ways to use the short branches, left over from the wattle fence, this would be perfect. Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

My dear friend...what a neat sign. Perfect to use for the entrance of your garden :-)

Mrs. M.

The B's said...

Now that's nifty!


Camille said...

It turned out beautifully Raeann! You are one creative lady. :)

Many blessings,

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh I love this, maybe I can get the girls to make me one that says grace. Thank you soo much. Some day I want to come see your garden xoxo Clarice

Gina said...


What a wonderful craft! It turned out so nicely. :)


Cheri said...

Very nice. It is the little touches that make a house a home - and a garden a welcoming spot.

I imagine one would pay a pretty penny for one of these at a craft fair.

Well done!

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Oh that is just TOO CUTE! Well done and very cool!

American Home said...

We love it!! We have a brush pile just waiting to be used!

lori said...

what a cute sign! I'm enjoying your garden blog very much, what a busy lady you are :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

You're such a clever gal; well done! I think I'll borrow this idea, please and thanks.