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DIY Breast Cancer Sign using Transfers

Making your own DIY Breast Cancer signs is a wonderful way to show your support to anyone who needs some hope in their lives. With this step-by-step tutorial, you can make your own signs as a reminder to give hope to a loved one or yourself.

DIY "Hope" Wood Sign

DIY Breast Cancer Signs

Making a Breast Cancer sign that brings awareness to breast cancer and is simply beautiful too, is just plain awesome. I can’t get enough of these pink shades and messages of hope! Crafting these with that someone special you know in mind, makes them even more special. Whether you or someone you love is a current fighter or a proud survivor, this DIY project is for you.

You only need a few things to make this look! Grab some pieces of wood, some paint, some stencils, and these beautiful transfers to get started. To see exactly what I did to make these adorable and meaningful signs, check out my tutorial below. In under an hour, you will have 2 new signs to decorate your home with or give as a gift to someone needing an emotional uplift. 

Make your Own DIY Breast Cancer Sign

I miss my grandma every day. And when I craft these, I think of her. She was beautiful and always had hope. She always was able to brighten my days because she was so special. These signs help her spirit live on for me. 

Using these big beautiful floral transfers, along with the stencils about hope, are perfect to brighten anyone’s day. I know they do mine. Being able to craft something so personal makes me happy. Determining which flowers to use, colors to paint, and stencil to apply makes these signs even more heartfelt. If you need this sign for your own home, or for a friend, check out the steps below. 

Supplies:

How to Make A DIY Breast Cancer Wood Sign

  1. Grab your wooden boards and apply a base coat of pink paint.
  2. Dry completely. Use a blow dryer or heat gun to speed up the drying process.
  3. Once dry, play with the placement of stencils and transfer to create a visual plan on your first “HOPE with Ribbon” sign. 
  4. Grab your pieces of floral transfer and apply them to your wooden sign. Use your flat edge tool to adhere to the wood. Be careful when applying your transfer because once it sticks it on there. 
  5. Carefully remove your plastic backing slowly as you work.
  6. Next, let’s add the “HOPE with Ribbon” Stencil. 
  7. Grab your desired color(s) for your stencils by squirting on a plate. I am using a slightly darker pink than my base coat to stencil first. You could leave it as is if you like the subtle look. 
  8. With your pouncers or finger daubers, begin to press your paint gently into your stencil.
  9. Dry your paint before moving on to the next step.
  10. I want my stencil to really pop, so I am laying the stencil back over, shifted just a tad. Add some white paint on your stencil, leaving the pink ribbon alone.  
  11. Go back in and add more floral and leaf transfers to fill in the opening up top. Repeat using the same steps as before to apply your transfer. 
  12. Set aside to get started on your other Breast Cancer Wood Sign.
  13. Bring over your next pink board to begin adding your details. 
  14. Determine which floral transfer pieces you want to add to your board – cut out from your main sheet. Remember to be careful to not let your transfer get ruined by touching anything with the back paper removed.
  15. For this sign I will build up my transfers a bit more by layering with the pieces up top on my board. 
  16. Once you have created a visual representation of what you want your board to look like as a finished product, begin with your first transfer. Apply your transfer by resting in place, and pressing firmly with your tool so the transfer adheres nicely. 
  17. Repeat as you stack all of your transfers on your board. 
  18. Don’t be afraid to layer and have fun with it. Stack them around on your board. Feel free to snip and shift your transfers before you make a final decision as to where to lay them.
  19. To finish up, grab your “Hope Definition” stencil, and with your finger daubers add your darker pink paint first.
  20. Repeat the steps from above to dry, then reapply your stencil to add your next layer of white paint. 
  21. Once finished with these signs, apply a spray polyurethane to help these cute signs to have a finished look. 

Do Transfers Always Need to be Sealed?

The answer is yes and no! For these wooden signs, you should definitely seal these to give them a finished look. You worked too hard to have them not look extra fabulous y’all. I like to use whatever is hanging around my craft room if I am being honest. But what I use most to seal my projects is either Dixie Bell or the Minwax Spray Polyurethane. I DO NOT seal my transfer when applying them to the glass of an old window. Doing that will ruin the transfer.

How Many Projects Can I Make with a Transfer Sheet Set?

With this transfer sheet set, I have already made 5 projects and I am nowhere near using it all up. With these 2 Breast Cancer Wooden Signs, I was hoping it would help me dwindle down my stash. But, I still have so much leftover. That is why I love these transfers. You get so much product for your to work with. Creating wooden signs of all sorts of sizes is a cinch. Old windows look great with these transfers on them, as well. 

Oh, and these beautiful flower transfers would also look beautiful on any old piece of furniture you want to upcycle. So to answer that great question… the possibilities are endless! Too many to count!

DIY Breast Cancer Sign

Make your own DIY Breast Cancer Wood signs using transfers
Yield: 2 signs

Instructions

  • Grab your wooden boards and apply a base coat of pink paint.
  • Dry completely. Use a blow dryer or heat gun to speed up the drying process.
  • Once dry, play with placement of stencils and transfer to create a visual plan on your first “HOPE with Ribbon” sign.
  • Grab your pieces of floral transfer and apply to your wooden sign. Use your flat edge tool to adhere to the wood. Be careful when applying your transfer because once it sticks it on there.
  • Carefully remove your plastic backing slowly as you work.
  • Next, let’s add the “HOPE with Ribbon” Stencil.
  • Grab your desired color(s) for your stencils by squirting on a plate. I am using a slightly darker pink than my base coat to stencil first. You could leave it as is if you like the subtle look.
  • With your pouncers or finger daubers, begin to press your paint gently into your stencil.
  • Go back in and add more floral and leaf transfers to fill in the opening up top. Repeat using the same steps as before to apply your transfer.
  • Set aside to get started on your other Breast Cancer Wood Sign.
  • Bring over your next pink board to begin adding your details.
  • Determine which floral transfer pieces you want to add to your board – cut out from your main sheet. Remember to be careful to not let your transfer get ruined by touching anything with the back paper removed.
  • For this sign I will build up my transfers a bit more by layering with the pieces up top on my board.
  • Once you have created a visual representation of what you want your board to look like as a finished product, begin with your first transfer. Apply your transfer by resting in place, pressing firmly with your tool so the transfer adheres nicely.
  • Repeat as you stack all of your transfers on your board.
  • Don’t be afraid to layer and have fun with it. Stack them around on your board. Feel free to snip and shift your transfers before you make a final decision as to where to lay them.
  • To finish up, grab your “Hope Definition” stencil and with your finger daubers add your darker pink paint first.
  • Repeat the steps from above to dry, then reapply your stencil to add your next layer of white paint.
  • Once finished with these signs, apply a spray polyurethane to help these cute signs to have a finished look.

Video

Just pin this DIY Breast Cancer Sign tutorial below to find the instructions later!

DIY Breast Cancer Signs

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