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How to Make a Sign with a Sharpie

I love all things signs.  We are so fun to change out for the holidays, or stack on a mantel or shelf.  But sometimes they can get expensive.  Let me show you an easy DIY way to create a fun sign with a sharpie.

Sharpie Sign



  • 3/4″ thick MDF or plywood
  • White paint
  • paint brush
  • 220 grit sandpaper
  • wood for frame (optional)
  • pencil
  • tape measure
  • level or straight edge

How to Make a Sign with a Sharpie

Cut your MDF or plywood down to the size you want your sign.  Mine is 29″ tall x 24″ wide

Paint it white.  I applied 2 coats

Sand it with 220 grit sandpaper to removed brush strokes

Create your lines.  I used a pencil and a 2″ thick piece or wood to create my lines.  DO NOT PRESS HARD WITH YOUR PENCIL.  We will de erasing most of the lines

Do the same thing going the other way to make squares.

It should look like this when you are done

Put a t on every other line on the first row with a black sharpie

On the next row put a t on every other line intersection as show below

Continue alternating that patter all the way down the sign, so it looks like this

Once you have made all your t’s you can begin to erase your pencil lines

TADA you have a cute inexpensive sign!

sign with a sharpie

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Here are a few other patterns I found that would be fun to try out on a sign too!
















View my other DIY signs here

View my Napkin signs here

DIY Wallpaper sign here

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