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I wanted to brighten up a bathroom with a little beach house flair. The perfect piece? A coastal farmhouse decor sign. Light and fun, it was as much of a joy to make as it is to see on my wall.

You get this fun pop of pale blue, a little bit of sand and some shells to bring in that beach cottage feel. The best part? It’s super fun to make, what with playing with sand and seashells–and paint that smells so unlike paint it’s crazy.

How to Make a Beachy Farmhouse Sign

You’re like: “what?!” A paint that doesn’t smell like paint? Yeah, well, that was kind of cool.

But the finished piece? That was the shining star of the whole thing. It just came together so well. And when you pair it with a pretty vase full of shells or a set of light blue hand towels?

It’s absolutely wonderful.

How to Make a Beachy Farmhouse Sign

And I was able to make this without a cutting machine, which was kind of a fun experiment. I know I spend a lot of time using my Cricut to make t-shirts and fun crafts, but the truth is, I just wanted to make something without it–you know, see how to do it.

I just grabbed an Xacto knife, a printed version of the lettering I wanted, then got to work!

How to Make a Beachy Farmhouse Sign

How to Make a Coastal Farmhouse Decor Sign

I might have spoiled it a little already, but since this is a cutting-machine-free project, but I still wanted text on my new wall art. So, the paper stencil was the way to go.

And the painting of the wood was easy enough, so while it was drying I created that stencil and got ready for the magic to happen.

How to Make a Beachy Farmhouse Sign

But the real fun was in making the sand letters. Did you realize those were sand letters? Yeah, just a little hot glue, some sand and suddenly there’s a beach in your bathroom.

Do adorable and fun–and the perfect addition to my bathroom, seriously.

How to Make a Beachy Farmhouse Sign

What You Need to Make a Beachy Farmhouse Sign

For this project here is what you need:

  • 6 varying length fence planks
  • Weathered Grey Unicorn Spit Gel Stain
  • Zia Teal Unicorn Spit Gel Stain
  • Small amount of sand
  • Black Paint
  • Large Seashell (or two)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Xacto Knife
  • Printable Less Stress More Beach Lettering
  • Pencil
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue

Oh, and after you pin this so you can come back to the project when you’ve got everything together, I would love for you to leave a comment on what you think of this tutorial.

If you are looking for more Home Decor Ideas for your kitchen then this Fun & Easy Decorative Craft Magnets and Reverse Canvas are a great starting point.

Beachy Farmhouse Sign
Yield: 1 Adorable Beachy Farmhouse Sign

Beachy Farmhouse Sign

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

This is such an easy and fun coastal farmhouse decor piece. You're just a few steps away from making a beachy farmhouse sign for your bathroom!


  • 6 varying length fence planks between 1-foot and 1 1/2-foot long
  • Weathered Grey Unicorn Spit Gel Stain
  • Zia Teal Unicorn Spit Gel Stain
  • Small amount of sand
  • Black Paint
  • Large Seashell (or two)
  • Printable Less Stress More Beach Lettering



  1. Coat your two longest pieces of wood in the Zia Teal and the next two longest in the Weathered Grey. Allow them to dry completely.
  2. While that is drying, with the Xacto knife, cut out the lettering from the paper.
  3. When the wood is dry, position the pieces face-down in this order: teal, grey, teal, grey. I offset them so that none of the edges actually lined up.
  4. Glue the two shortest pieces of wood vertically across the back of the other pieces, to make them into one solid piece. Allow the glue to dry completely before moving on.
  5. Turn the sign over and, working on the front, tape the paper stencil in a place where you'd like the lettering to appear.
  6. With the pencil, outline each letter carefully.
  7. Paint the Less Stress portion of the lettering with the black paint.
  8. Remove the paper.
  9. With the hot glue gun, trace the More Beach portion of the lettering, working in 1-inch long sections, immediately adding a bit of sand on top of the hot glue before it cools.
  10. When the More Beach section is complete, brush off all the excess sand and flip the sign over.
  11. Hot glue the string in place on the two vertical wood pieces, in even locations, to form a hanger--and then enjoy!

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