DIY Gather Sign Wall Art

gather sign tutorial stencil

If you saw my last post about the Chalk Paint ~Vintage Side Table, I am sure you noticed this “Gather” sign in my Gallery Wall pic! I just love it!!  I saw a similar gather sign in Home Goods and it has been stuck in my head ever since. While putting together this quick Gallery Wall to accent my cute new table, I knew I needed to use this sign, it was the perfect color and size, but the wording was all wrong. So I turned it over and went to work making something completely different! Here’s what I did..

stencil old sign


  • Printer,
  • X-Acto Knife,
  • X-Acto paper-cutter,
  • Rotary mat,
  • Spray paint,
  • Spray glue and sand paper.


First I picked a font that would look nice on the size of the  wood piece I was going to use. I used the Georgia Font. Then sized it to fit and flipped the letters using Picmonkey. Save each letter and print them out. I cut them out and lined them up on a yardstick to make sure they were in a straight line and taped them together.  stencil with paper

*Now I was going for the hand painted technique ~where you then take a paint brush with water and paint it over the back of the paper and it stains the outline of the letters on the wood. Then just hand paint. But that method would not work for me. I know I have the right kind of printer, the ink just didn’t show up on the wood. So back to the old X-Acto knife way. Man I need a Silhouette.

Cut the inside of the letters out and flip the paper and align on wood. Spray with spray glue and realign onto wood. Lightly spray paint over stencil in small strokes. Peel off stencil. Sand any over spray lightly with the sandpaper. And that’s it! I love it~ it looks fabulous in my dining room! Super easy to make such a huge impression on my gallery wall. It wouldn’t complete without it.

XOXOKIMG~Check out more of my projects!

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20 thoughts on “DIY Gather Sign Wall Art

  1. Hello Kim.. found you on MBC.. its such a wonderfull blog.. cant stop admiring your creativity & designs. I am sure of coming back here again n again :-)

  2. What a fun idea!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you link up again this week. The party will be live tonight.

    And don’t forget to “like” my Facebook page if you haven’t already.

    Thanks, Nichi

  3. I love how it all turned out. Though, if I showed D this, he would want it to say “Assemble” (like from the Avengers) instead of Gather. And this is why he isn’t in charge of decorating in our house… 😀 Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  4. This looks great!! Stopping by from Just Winging It linky party. Here is what I shared this week:

  5. I love it! Beautiful job. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Housewives. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  6. amen on the silhouette. I was hoping there was still someone out there doing the old hand stencil like me:) love how it turned out. excited to see more of your projects

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