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..


  • 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. 

*I was going to do the hand painted technique ~where you then take a paint brush with water and paint it on 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.

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 the stencil in small strokes. Peel off the 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.

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  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. Katherines Corner says:

    Kim it’s terrific!!Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop . BIG hugs!!!

  3. Katie Drane says:

    Awesome! Love this idea.

    Katie Drane

  4. 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

  5. I always appreciate the inspiration you share at Potpourri Friday!

  6. 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… :-D Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  7. Very cute Kim! Your sign is darling!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  8. Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife says:

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

  9. Looks great. I love the grouping you have created also. Thanks so much for sharing at Gettin’ Krafty!

  10. It turned out just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing the instructions!

  11. 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

  12. 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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