DIY Garden Signs and Garden Sign Sayings

          Garden Sign Sayings


          DIY Garden Signs with 60+ Garden Sign Sayings

          I have a touch of whimsy in me that loves to come out in my garden. These cute DIY Garden Signs are made from some reclaimed wood I found. With just a touch of paint and a few catchy garden sign sayings, they now become garden art.


          Garden Signs by sow and dipity


           These boards were found under the old pigeon coop (the previous owners hobby). To get them smaller I broke them into pieces with the heel of my boot over a concrete block. Then I sanded them down and drilled holes in them.


           I used Patio Paint from Michael’s and a big fat brush to color these up. Just a few quick strokes in one or two colors. Then once dry, I gave it another sanding.


          garden sign by sow and dipity
          garden sign by sow and dipity










          I tole painted on the flowers and penciled on my garden sign sayings before painting over the letters as my guide. Then I added a twisted wire to the previously drilled holes for a hanger. If you’re giving it as a gift, I like to add a paper raffia bow.



          garden sign saying by sow and dipity


          garden sign by sow and dipity


           Of course these are always fun to have inside as well….


          DIY sign


          I’ve been collecting garden sign sayings for awhile now and every so often I come back to this post to add a few more. So far there is about 60 on on this page!


          60 DIY Garden Sign Sayings


          Here is the growing list of garden sign sayings!

          • What happens at Nana’s stays at Nana’s
          • Keep Calm and Garden On
          • Gardeners believe what goes down must come up
          • Free weeds, U-Pick
          • Mom’s flowers, Dad’s weeds
          • Gardener’s always know the best dirt
          • Caution ( bunny, snail, squirrel etc) crossing
          • Thyme after Thyme
          • Come into my garden, my flowers want to meet you
          • So many seeds, so little thyme
          • Everybirdy Welcome
          • I live in the Garden, I just sleep in the house
          • May all your weeds be wild flowers
          • Peace Love Garden
          • It was prettier in the catalog
          • What Happens in the Garden, stays in the Garden
          • Once upon on a thyme…
          • I like to play in the dirt
          • Everyday is Earth Day
          • Make hay while the sun shines
          • Stop and smell the roses
          • If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need
          • Welcome to the seedy side of town
          • Grow damn it
          • Trespasser’s will be composted
          • You are now entering a stress free zone
          • Ring bell, if no answer pull weeds
          • Plant Whisperer
          • Loam wasn’t built in a day
          • One plant short of a flat
          • Don’t get your pansies in a bunch
          • Thyme flies when you’re in the garden
          • Go outside and play
          • I tried, it died
          • When times are tough, just keep sowing
          • Bless my bloomers
          • Bless my weeds
          • Gardeners spend all day in their beds
          • Gardeners are down to earth
          • Let one thousand flowers bloom
          • Cream of the crop
          • Lettuce turn up the Beet
          • My garden isn’t dead, it’s sleeping
          • Gardeners learn by trowel and error
          • Gardening is like therapy and you get tomatoes
          • A few plants short of a full flat
          • Welcome to our porch
          • Thyme well spent
          • Garden Goddess hard at work
          • If you plant it they will come
          • My Happy Place
          • Life’s a garden, dig it
          • A garden is a friend you can visit anytime
          • Now entering the seedy part of town
          • I don’t remember planting this…
          • Beware, I’m losing my impatiens
          • Unruly children will be used as weed pickers
          • Sow. Weed. Water. Wait.
          • Dirty hands, Clean Living
          • Just another day at the plant
          • Oh Kale Yeah!
          • Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin
          • Loam wasn’t built in a day
          • Mother Nature laughs in flowers
          • Give a weed an inch and it will take a yard
          • WELL good morning glory!
          • My neighbors don’t recognize my face but know my butt very well


          Simplify sign


          **Update** Thought I would add my latest sign made out of burlap and moss. For the full tutorial visit First Sign Of Spring


          First Sign of Spring


          Hope my little DIY Garden Signs  and garden sign sayings inspired you to create a few of your own and add a touch of whimsy to your garden!


          Herb garden sign


          Plant kindness, grow love

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          32 Responses to DIY Garden Signs and Garden Sign Sayings

          1. SO cute! I love the one about the weeds and the bulbs sleeping! How fun to have these scattered throughout your yard and gardens — pinning this! I actually have about 10 old fence boards in the garage waiting for projects like this – thanks for the inspiration!

          2. thank you for your post on signs. I just finished making my front side garden into a mini english garden. What we had was a 50 yr old tree that died and we took out. I knew I did not want another tree. I wanted a type of “secret garden” with perrinals.(sp) I was surfing blogs and a gal made a gate for her flower bed. It was stationary without a fence, just the gate and posts. And that was it! I was hooked. My husband and I bought the cedar and made the fence with a rounded top not picket fence style. I had posts and two old wood finals. And so we put it in the front flower bed where the tree was.
            And planted several different types of plants. I had a sign and I put it on the front of the gate. The neighbors really have been giving me compliments on the garden! The sign might not hold up over winter. And now I found your blog and ideas for me to make another sign , just incase this one does not winter through. Thanks

          3. I was just trying to figure out a cheap way to create a sign for my daughters front garden. I happen to have a couple of peices of old barn board in the yard. I never even thought about it until I came accros your site. This is perfect!!!

          4. Found your garden signs/sayings via Pinterest and pinned them..I have been wanting to make some signs like this..Did you use letter stencils or free hand write your sayings? What size brush did you use? I know nothing about brushes unless it is to paint woodwork inside!Can you do or do you have a tuitorial how you do your lettering that I might have missed? I want to buy an outdoor baker’s rack to use on our patio/breezeway and know of several items that I can use on it besides potted plants. I have a lot of decorative birdhouses that I could use..Wanted to look for an old galvanized sprinkling can that I can spray paint a bright color and hang on the front or side. I think I pinned something that could give me more ideas. How do you distress an piece of wood? Have you ever used the vinyl letters of alphabet to make any of your signs? Seems like that would be the way to go then. Somewhere I pinned something using vinyl letters of the alphabet plus numbers. I think it showed placing the vinyl letters/numbers and then painting over those, then pull them off and let it dry completely before painting the letters/numbers left unpainted by the vinyl letters/numbers, then use whatever color paint you want for your sayings. Does that make sense? Thanks for sharing all your ideas.

          5. Loved thses so much made my own followed your instructions exactly. One question though, do you have to put a coat of something over them if you are going to leave them outside? I used the patio paints you suggested but they are water soluble won’t they run if it rains thank you.

            • Hi Melissa, I didn’t apply a top coat and they’ve lasted for years. In fact they are slightly weathered now and have an even more authentic finish. But feel free to seal them if you prefer 🙂

          6. Somewhere in this house among my scrapbook supplies is some hard plastic stencil of the alphabet. I was into Staples yesterday and all I found were the cardboard ones..guess I’ll have to hunt through the closet in storage boxes or go to Michael’s and see if they have the hard plastic stencils..I’m sure that is where I purchased the ones I have around here somewhere..

            I have bookmarked your blog..I love all the sign sayings. Fall and winter are coming and maybe I can get some of the simple task on my list done then. After the flowerbeds are put to bed till Spring. I love so many of the garden sayings. Thanks for sharing them.

          7. I think I’m going to leave some of my pieces of scrap wood out in the elements during the Fall and winter and hopefully I will be able to “weather them” so they’ll look old. I bet if you look around on trash collection day or special trash pick-up day, you might be able to find some old boards suitable for garden signs. Some communities have special days for special trash pickups..during the month. Just check for termites before you take it home with you!

          8. Some great ideas and the gardens signs are too cute! Here is another one I added: <- Garden of Weeden – I am a hopeless gardener, but I do try 🙂

          9. Thank you so much for sharing, I plan to use some of these sayings on our chalk board sign for our elementary school garden – some of them may be over the students heads, but will give the adults a chuckle!

          10. Hi, I love your signs! Just wondering if there’s any chance that you create personalised signs for sale? I’d be very interested if you did- let me know! 🙂

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