Personalized Wood Slice DIY Nursery Name Sign

Decorating with natural wood elements can really add farmhouse style to your home. Check out how I made a DIY nursery name sign to give my nursery a bit of farmhouse character.

Ever wanted something simple to do but had a big impact on the decor in your nursery for your new little one?

This DIY Nursery Name Sign is the perfect piece to add and is easy to make!

Add a bit of farmhouse decor to your girl nursery decor with an easy DIY craft personalized nursery wood slice sign

It’s time for another Create With Me Challenge!  Last month, you voted for us to make a project using natural wood, which is speaking my DIY language!

Since I found out baby #3 was a girl, I knew I wanted to make her a farmhouse-style nursery.

Natural wood is an essential part of the farmhouse-style decor, so I knew I could make something for her room with a wood slice sign I had on hand.

After failing at a couple of different ideas (note: you cannot do iron-on transfers to wood slices), I decided to stick with simple, neutral colors and her beautiful name: Evelyn Rose

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Supplies for DIY Nursery Name Sign:

Step 1. Paint the Wood Slice

I started by painting the wood slice in Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint in Linen.

Next, I used one of those brushes with thick bristles (aka not a really expensive brush) so that the paint lines would show through.  I also left some of the edges exposed.

a Blank Wood Sign painted with vintage  paint as part of a DIY nursery name sign for a little girls nursery

Step 2. Transfer Name onto Nursery Sign

Next, I tried to do the iron-on transfer of some pretty watercolor flowers and boy did that fail.

While I tried to figure out how I was going to salvage the ruined portion of the wood slice (because I had already ruined the OTHER side of the wood slice), I decided to add some pretty cursive for her name.

I love the dramatic swashes before and afterward.  I think I mentioned before that I’m a font junkie.  Tell me I can download a free font and you bet I’m going to do it.  

Especially if it comes with pretty doodles.  I designed her name on Picmonkey (SO easy) and printed it out.

Using the same method I’ve used to transfer words to any material before, I transferred the printed-out name onto the wood slice.  

Basically, color the back of the paper with a pencil, tape that side onto the wood slice, then trace overtop with a pen or pencil.  It magically transfers the perfect font onto the wood slice.  No free-handing is required!

Using trace paper to transfer a name onto a diy nursery name sign to be filled in later

(See the gross watercolor transfer in the corner.  It turned out so yellow….Ewwww!!!!)

Tracing a name onto a wood slice is easy and is a great and simple how to make a wood name sign

Step 3. Fill in Name Trace

With the pencil tracing on the wood slice, I was easily able to color along the lines with a regular black Sharpie.  I really wanted to use a gray chalk pen but didn’t have one (the horror!!!).

Because the black Sharpie was a little too harsh (I prefer a more muted tone), I applied some white wax over the surface.  

Then, I quickly wiped off any excess with a paper towel.  

Next, a quick wipe with some antiquing wax added a vintage look that I absolutely love!

Step 4. Add in Flowers for DIY Nursery Name Sign

With the name complete, I had to do something with the yellow disaster in the corner.  I ventured to my faux floral stash and found the perfect peach blossoms from last spring that I used for this garland.  

They were a white/beige/cream color.  With my handy glue gun, I strategically placed the flowers over the gross yellow.

I think I actually like it better with the bit of dimension that the flowers add.

Adding flowers to the diy nursery name sign to add floral tones and balance the sign out with the cursive font

And that was it!  If I didn’t try two other designs first, this really would have only taken me 15 minutes (not including drying time for the paint/waxes).  

Plus, it only cost me a few dollars for the supplies!

Completed diy nursery name sign with flowers and vintage decor paint to give a farmhouse look

Ahh doesn’t it look so vintage and cute?!  It’s perfect for my sweet little girl’s room.  I can’t decide if I want to hang it on her door or put it on some DIY farmhouse shelves I’m planning to hang over her new dresser.

The combination of antique and white wax really transforms the whole sign.

Tracing a name and then filling it with permanent marker is a great and cheap way to give a personal touch to any decor

So, what do you think?

DIY nursery name sign on a rustic wooden shelf done as a hot to make a wood name sign tutorial used as decor

I really enjoyed making this sign for my new little one and it was super simple to do. I just love adding that personal touch to all my decor where I can and just look how it turned out!

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Wishing you a joyful day, friends!

How to Make a DIY Nursery Name Sign

Add a bit of farmhouse decor to your girl nursery decor with an easy DIY craft personalized nursery wood slice sign

Decorating with natural wood elements can really add farmhouse style to your home. Check out how I made a DIY nursery name sign to give my nursery a bit of farmhouse character.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $20


  • Brush
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie


  1. Paint the Wood Slice
  2. Transfer Name onto Nursery Sign
  3. Fill in Name Trace
  4. Add in Flowers for DIY Nursery Name Sign

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  1. Oh my word, I would have never guessed that this was your Plan B! It is so beautiful!! I love her name and I love how the flowers look on the raw wood! Pinning!

  2. This is beautiful! I would love to make one for my daughter’s bedroom. What is the name of the font you used? It’s gorgeous handwriting!

    1. Thanks so much Amber!!! The font is called “hide away” and I purchased it from Creative Market. Honestly, it’s probably not worth it to buy the font. Creative Market gives out 6 free items every Monday so watch out for a pretty font you like and download it for free 🙂

  3. I was just wondering where you found the wood? It’s such a cute idea and I’ve been looking for planks for awhile now.