This cheery pineapple sign is the perfect decoration for any entryway or enclosed porch area. Make one for yourself or to give as a thoughtful housewarming or wedding gift!
I love how this sign came out even after my stencil snafu…more about that below. I shaped the tall pineapple leaves out of inexpensive wood shims and decided to go with a colorful ombre look for the hearts. Of course, use any colors that make you happy and match your decor!
Get the easy instructions below as well as a list of supplies with links.
- A 12″ x 16″ wood board (I found mine at Walmart but you can also get it here on Amazon)
- 1-inch natural unfinished wood hearts (here’s a link to the ones used in this DIY)
- 5 wood shims
- Wood glue
- Acrylic paint
- Paintbrushes (a chip brush and a small angled brush)
- An X-Acto precision knife
- A sanding block (60 or 80 grit)
- Vinyl ‘Welcome’ lettering (optional) Click here to download the Free SVG file.
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Before painting and assembling, I recommend that you arrange your wood elements onto the board to determine placement.
Place the shim wedges with the thinnest part at the top– this will be the part that you’ll cut later to look like a pineapple leaf.
I also left space at the bottom to add the word ‘Welcome’ which I cut out of black permanent vinyl with my Cricut Maker. This is optional and you can download the same file from the supplies list above. If you just want the wood pineapple art, move everything down a little on your board to better fill the space.
Blunder Side Note: I originally tried to stencil ‘Welcome’ onto my board and it was a disaster! My board is made of rough cut wood and paint spread underneath my stencil. I painted over my horrible stencil work with a white wash and applied permanent vinyl instead. It was an easy fix but I thought I’d mention it in case you are using the same rough cut board.
Cut the top of each shim to look like a pointed leaf. You’ll be cutting the thinner end of the shim wedge.
Place three longer shims in the back and two shorter ones on top. My tallest shim is the center one.
To cut leaf tops, use an X-Acto knife and score the thinner end of the shim into a pointed shape. Then, snap off any excess by hand.
Don’t worry about getting perfect edges, any roughness can be sanded away…see the next photo.
Next, use a sanding block to sand down any sharp edges or points.
Paint your pineapple pieces and let everything dry.
To finish, glue each piece down with a good amount of wood glue. Put a few heavy books on top while drying.
Download the 'You're Sweet' Free Printable Card and two more designs!
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