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How to Make a Wallpaper Sign

Looking for an easy decoration to add to a wall or frame? We have made paper signs and napkin signs… why not a wallpaper sign! Check out my instructions for this EASY and fun DIY below.

How to Make a Wallpaper Sign

What you will need:

  • Wallpaper
  • MDF or Wood
  • Pine
  • Wood Sealer or Paint
  • Wood Stain
  • Water basin or farmhouse sink
  • Rag
  • Squeegee or credit card
  • Nail Gun or Rapid Fuse

How to make a Wallpaper Sign

How to Make a Wallpaper Sign

1- Cut your sheet of MDF down to 35″ Long x 25″ wide.

DIY Wallpaper Sign

2- Seal your MDF or wood with a clear coat or paint.


DIY Wallpaper Sign

3- Cut your pine down to 3/4″ x 3/4″ strips.

Stain your wood sign

4- Stain your strips of pine with stain. I used Early American by Minwax and a foam brush to apply the stain.

Using wallpaper for a sign

5- Once your board is dry it is time to roll out the wallpaper.

Using wallpaper for a sign

6- I left about an inch overhang on each side of the board so I had a little wiggle room.

Wallpaper sign how to

7- Fill your sink or water basin with water. You could even use your bathtub!

Wallpaper sign how to

8- Completely submerge the wallpaper in the water.

DIY Wallpaper Sign

9- Remove and place on your wood.

DIY Wallpaper Sign

10- Smooth out the wallpaper with a squeegee or credit card. Don’t press too hard or you will push all of the glue off of the wallpaper.

DIY Wallpaper Sign

Once all the bubbles are out repeat steps 6-10 again for the second piece of wallpaper.

DIY Wallpaper Sign

11- Make sure to take the time to line up your seams.

DIY Wallpaper Sign

12- Once all the bubbles are out, use a damp cloth to remove all the glue and smooth any other bubbles. Once the wallpaper is dry, remove the excess wallpaper on the sides with a razor blade and then add your frame.

Wallpaper Sign tutorial

And there you have a fantastic DIY wallpaper sign. Enjoy!


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  • Raine

    Can you overlap 2 pieces of wallpaper on the same sign? It’s because I want to show the checkered details to fit on the sign. Will the seams show? Thanks!

    • startadmin

      you can overlap wallpaper, just make sure the pattern matches up

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