Learn how to make old signs… showcasing 133 ideas!

Learn how to make old signs... showcasing 133 ideas! This post showcases 133+ old sign projects that all lead to full tutorials. Click to read them all. #oldsigns #signs #stencils #vintage #antiquesigns

This post showcases how to make over 133+ old signs using stencils, hand painting, and more, all with tutorials!

Learn how to make old signs… showcasing 133 ideas!

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Welcome to one of my all time favorite topics… old signs!

Old, vintage or farmhouse signs are a hot decorating trend. But being that antiques are never out of style, making old signs has proven to be a timeless choice for home decor.

Making your own signs can also be a huge money saver! And of course, gives you the ability to customize a sign’s size, colour, productivity, etc!

This post showcases how to make old signs in various ways, including a link-up below that showcases 133+ more!

How to make old signs


Wooden stencilled signs by FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Shop Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils store HERE

Make your own market signs with Old Sign Stencils / Funky Junk Interiors

This grouping of old signs was made by teaming up reclaimed wood fence planks and stencils. Yes, it was that easy!

This is a collection of stencils that helps you achieve market signs and iconic patterns easily, thanks to all the design work already having been done!

And customizing is easy. Change out the colours, add a shadow, mix and match up different words to create your own take!

This grouping of signs was designed for a local market I was selling at. Visit my post to see how I set it up HERE

Find the stencils HERE

Visit more creations made with Old Sign Stencils HERE

Learn more about how to stencil from THIS POST


Now let’s visit a few other fabulous old signs made by other bloggers… these are amazing!

Other old sign features


Scavenger Chic Public Telephone old sign, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Public Telephone sign / Scavenger Chic

This fabulous vintage public telephone sign design is iconic! In this post, Jill shows you the steps on how she hand painted this charming piece. Click the link to learn how.

Fence board coffee sign with Old Sign Stencils / FunkyJunkInteriors.net

National Brewers Coffee coffee station sign / Funky Junk Interiors

Desiring something to chime in with coffee, two fence planks and one of my Old Sign Stencils became part of a junk styled coffee station instantly! With a few rusty S hooks for good measure… Click the link to learn all the steps.

Hand painted fish sign by Scavenger Chic, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Hand painted fish sign / Scavenger Chic

Doesn’t this fish BAIT sign look totally authentically old? It sure does… thanks to a talented dry brushing touch used to get this look! Click the link for all the details.

Stencilled burlap sign by Denise on a Whim, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Roasted Chestnuts burlap sign / Denise on a Whim

This cozy Christmas or winter themed sign was stenciled on burlap as if it was an original coffee bean sack. Love the added frame to finish it off as a work of art! Click the link to learn how.

Coffee Signs, by Beyond the Picket Fence, featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Coffee Signs / Beyond the Picket Fence

Becky’s projects sway towards vibrant colours on reclaimed wood. And her signs chime right in with that theme. This hand painted coffee sign is fun! And so are all the rest. Click through to see them all.

Bingo stencilled pallet board sign / My Salvaged Treasures featured on Funky Junk Interiors
Bingo Signs – find the stencils from HERE 

Betsy is always pulling unexpected twists to her designs. And this Bingo sign didn’t disappoint! Using one of my own Old Sign Stencils, she created this sign design on separately planks. So cool! 

Betsy’s blog My Salvaged Treasures is no longer online, however 2 variations of the Bingo stencil certainly is!

Find the current BINGO stencils from HERE

Prodigal Pieces Farmers Market sign featured on Funky Junk Interiors

Farmers Market / Prodigal Pieces

I ADORE the hanging apparatus for this Farmers Market sign! It really chimes in well with the theme!

What old signs have you made lately? Link them up below and you may be featured in this post! 🙂

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13 thoughts on “Learn how to make old signs… showcasing 133 ideas!

  1. Hi Donna, stencils arrived last week and I haven’t even tried them out. Time to clean off an old fence board, sand it a bit and get stencilling. Thanks for PJ 277.

  2. You know I love your fabulous and latest Old Sign Stencil creation! I switched gears again and played with a pile of rhinestones:-) Thanks so much for the party Donna.

  3. Wow, you hit my category. I was still debating whether to put my newest telephone sign in the sign categoryor the latest upcycle party and you had already featured it. Thank you so much for featuring both my signs, I do have a weakness. Glad you’re back from vacation, the party wasn’t the same without you.

  4. I LOVE your arrow signs, Donna…they are awesome! I’m happy that I just made one and was able to share it here this week. I made mine out of card board…I wasn’t lucky enough to have some wood on hand!
    Thanks for hosting!

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