HELLO! Now that Christmas is long gone, I have been thinking about what to put on our front door for Spring and Summer. I decided to make a plaque or sign that says a simple “hello” and I did it short order for less than $10.

This was such an easy project and a fairly inexpensive one too. I debated about painting the letters another color, but thought this looked more chic and simple which is just what I wanted. And since our door is yellow, we don’t really need a burst of color like I’d normally choose.


  • Wood plaque ($2.39 with coupon)-Michaels. You could also just get a piece of scrap wood from a hardware store to save money.
  • Individual letters ($1.39 each plus a 20% off your entire purchase coupon)-Michaels
  • Wood glue-I had it in my craft box. A bottle lasts forever.
  • Spray paint-I decided to use a light ivory Valspar spray paint I had around from other projects. I think it would look amazing in a dark teal, mint green or coral on a neutral colored door.
  1. Lay the letters out and mark the bottom of each one.
  2. Paint the back of the first letter with wood glue. I used a cheap foam paint brush I had around. Anything would work and you could do it without a paint brush too.
  3. Repeat step 2 for all of the letters.
  4. Make sure all letters are aligned before they begin to dry.
  5. Spray paint the sign in any color you want. I did two quick coats and like the way it looks.

That’s it!

I spent around $9 but could have saved more by using the weekly 40% off one item coupons and buying the letters over time or going there multiple times. I just don’t have that kind of free time, so it isn’t an option now.  The entire project took less than an hour. It was so easy. Now I’m going to find a better option for hanging it so it will land perfectly between the top and middle panels on the door.

Have a sunny week!

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