DIY She Shed garden sign

She Shed soil sifter gardening station sign with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils |

DIY She Shed garden sign

Learn how to create a charming and easy DIY She Shed garden sign for your own garden shed or potting bench! Step-by-step instructions.

Back when two garden-themed stencils were developed, Grit Antiques came out with a She Shed project.

I didn’t design a stencil that said She Shed! Miss Clever Jane just got all creative with Shed and made it up.

Ever since that project, I vowed to create my own She Shed garden sign at some point!

And today was the day. This charming sign made for indoor or outdoor use was so easy to make, and would be perfect to hang up on a potting bench or right on your own garden shed! This garden sign is lightweight, easy to design it in the dimensions of choice, and is versatile to use in a number of ways!

Here’s how to spruce up your own yard or shed with this charming garden sign!

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DIY She Shed garden sign


She Shed soil sifter gardening station with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils Potting Shed |

Visit Potting Shed stencil HERE

You’ve seen this little soil sifter before, as a Super Market grocery magnetic board.

But I couldn’t pass up this easy little garden supply organizing idea… garden-themed in more ways than one.

Anyone else love and collect antique soil sifters? Or is this a drying rack? I really don’t even know. But anything wood and metal cage-ish is a-ok in my book!

Supplies needed:

Potting Shed stencil

stencil brush (I like dome-tipped stencil brushes best)

soil sifter or bulb drying rack

s-hooks for garden supply hangers

plank of wood

stencil brush

paint of choice – I like using Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black (website link)

Stenciled She Shed in black on reclaimed wood to create a soil sifter gardening station with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils |

Designing the sign


This entire sign was stenciled in Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black.

1. Design your sign by measuring the words and elements you wish to use.

2. Position the stencil in the appropriate place, then stencil SHED only.

3. Reposition the stencil again to stencil SHE out of SHED only.

Stenciled She Shed in black on reclaimed wood to create a soil sifter gardening station with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils |

4. Move the potted flowers to the middle of the sign between She Shed, then center it horizontally and vertically before stenciling.

5. Position and stencil the MY from Welcome to My Garden stencil on the left of She.

How to stencil without paint bleed


  1. Load the stencil brush with paint.
  2. Remove most paint onto a rag until the stencil brush feels dry.
  3. Tap or swirl paint through the stencil for desired effect.

She Shed soil sifter gardening station sign with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils |
The plank of wood was then positioned onto an antique soil sifter, which frames it nicely and offers a place to add S hooks to hang up gardening tools and essentials!

She Shed soil sifter gardening station sign with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils |

How to install the sign

For installation, the soil sifter was attached to the wall first with screws through the mesh, but backwards. This is so the S hooks had some space in between the wire and the wall.

Then the sign board was attached with screws, some hitting the sifter, some hitting the wall.

The sign board was left a little longer, providing more hanging space for a roll of string, and a potted plant!

She Shed soil sifter gardening station sign with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils |

Add a potting bench for extra garden storage


And the perfect finishing touch? Adding an old storage cupboard on casters for loading up even more garden supplies to use as a potting bench or simply a way to organize your garden tools would be a wonderful addition!

And don’t forget to add a handy clipboard, so you can sketch layouts for your new flower bed designs! Or add a few clothes pins to save those plant coupons!

This She Shed sign would look equally charming attached to your own garden shed, don’t you think? This garden sign would also make a lovely birthday gift for a friend or that green thumb enthusiast in your life!

But here’s one more fun surprise…

Jennylyn from Fusion Mineral Paint did a LIVE Facebook broadcast today working with the Potting Shed stencil!


Read Jennylyn’s How To Post HERE

So there you have it. An easy She Shed sign that can be used countless ways. Where would you hang yours?

Other garden sign project ideas to make:


garden themed crate desk in an entry using Garden and Potting Shed, from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Garden themed crate wall desk

Potting shed sign on a rustic garden shed : made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

Potting Shed with old rake garden tool organizer

Oversized tulip crate flowerbed with Garden Shed stenciling
Oversized Tulip Crate Flowerbed

Garden shed sign with easy flowerbed edging

Stencil a charming Garden Shed sign with a rusty rake

cedar strip garden labels with stencils

Create charming garden labels on cedar strips!

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Disclosure: I work with Fusion Mineral Paint to showcase projects using it and because I love the stuff. I was not monetarily compensated for this post. The stencils are from my own line.

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19 thoughts on “DIY She Shed garden sign

  1. This just changed the direction of a project inside my almost-finished pantry! Was planning to use pegboard to hang my pans. Not any more!!
    Hardware cloth on a wood frame with S hooks, here I come! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

  2. I love how you draw from your stash and create. It is inspiring.

    For ages I have been admiring the wall rack bottle dryers, but not the prices. I have not seen a creative alternative in your archives, but may have missed it???

    Keep those creative juices flowing. Spring is here and it may be a great time to begin replenishing the stash from garage sales and flea markets. 🙂

    • Oh… thanks for the challenge Brenda! I’ve loved the bottle rack dryers for a long time, but wasn’t sure what to do with one. Guess I’ll invent an excuse to make one now! haha

      And thanks for the kind words!

      • Ever since I asked, I have been thinking about how to make a rack… a wall one. Wood strips, but the hooks have me stumped. Now that your wheels are turning, I will wait and see what you come up with. Can’t wait.

    • Another project I scoured your archives for was a tiered tray made out of old cake tins/pie plates/discs. Most I have seen are rustic, but I always love your “take” as it is always above and beyond, then styled to perfection.

  3. Love your site. The she shed is something on my bucket list. Your so creative. Thanks for sharing.??

  4. Love it Donna! And I was wondering what hardware cloth is? It’s always interesting to see how you incorporate your stencils in a myriad of ways. Thanks so much.

    • Thanks Joanne! Where was the reference hardware cloth used? I’ve reread the post and cannot find… am I blind? I don’t know what it is either! haha

      Update: found it in a comment! It looks sorda like chicken wire but in squares. If you google search it, it comes up pretty easily.

      Who knew! 🙂

  5. good morning Donna.
    I checked out the brush link, but it is an add on. Are there other brushes you recommend?
    I have been using Robert Simmons brushes for years, I mean the same brushes I bought years ago. Some of them are wearing down, but I was hesitant to buy them now as I wondered if the quality would be the same.

    Anyway, glad to see you have recommended some and they are Cheap!
    (Not so with the other one I mentioned)

    thanks for the help.


    PS cuuuute project. I have one of those screens, but never knew what it was for.

  6. You mentioned using Tough Coat on your new headboard for your bed. Is it a particular name brand, or will a matte finish polyurethane water base product offer the same protection. You were using it to stabilize the flaking paint on your boards… Thanks.

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