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DIY Farmhouse Sign on a Budget

Happy Hump Day! Friday is almost here! Although I’m not too happy about Friday, because I have my annual doctor’s appointment. However, after my appointment I plan to visit the Kupkakery, which is a family owned bakery with the most delicious cupcakes! I’ve been craving one of those cupcakes! (You can see all the different flavors here: Kupkake Flavors.)

Most of you know that my birthday was Tuesday. I woke up to tons of messages from my friends on Facebook. That’s the only day of the year most of those people attempt to talk to me. Every other day is just a day. I hardly spend any time on Facebook any more because it’s so annoying. However, it’s the only way I have to keep up with family.

Let me show you all the great things I got to do for my birthday!!

I got to go grocery shopping in 13 degree weather at 7 a.m.

I got to do laundry.

I got to cut up all the meats and vegetables for a month as well as put the dinner in the crock pot.

I got to clean up cat vomit.

I got to wash all the dishes.

I finally got to eat dinner – London Broil, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll, tomato slices, and cantaloupe chunks.

My birthday was just the funnest!

I did manage to get in a craft, though: a DIY farmhouse sign for my kitchen using all Dollar Tree items. (Of course!!)

I used an 11×14″ picture frame and a cute plastic table mat. I simply took the frame apart, laid the glass onto the table mat and traced it, then cut around the line. I put the table mat in the frame and put it all back together. I love it! It reminds me of a high end farmhouse sign! The best part is that the whole thing cost me $2!

11×14″ picture frame from Dollar Tree.
Lay the glass from the frame onto the table mat and trace around it, then cut on the line.
Put everything back into the frame.
Cheap and simple Dollar Tree farmhouse sign!

Thank you for sharing!
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Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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  1. A mothers lot Michelle. I feel the same on my birthday. πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸ’

    1. Thank you for understanding! πŸ™‚

  2. Save this post! It will really make you laugh someday — and, bizarrely, feel nostalgic. πŸ™‚

    1. You are probably right!! πŸ˜€

  3. Sorry you had to do all that on your birthday! Great photos though! πŸ™‚ Love the farmhouse sign! Blessings!

    1. Thank you! I guess it’s to be expected when you get older. πŸ™‚

  4. I wish you a happy birthday and good luck by your visit on Friday πŸ‘β€ take it easy though I hate cleaning πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‡β€β€

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

  5. Hahaha! Sounds like my birthday. And yes to those β€œfriends”. I haven’t heard from most of them in months and years but they wish me a happy birthday and sometimes they don’t even do that. I had to go back off Facebook. Way too depressing to realize they all have time to post what they do all day but not to call or talk to me. But, hey, glad to know they ate a donut …. argh!

    1. Haha!! I completely agree. I ran into a girl I knew in highschool not too long ago and all she did was talk about people our age taking selfies and how immature it was. Yet her page is full of selfies!! Annoying…

  6. Happy birthday dear! Next time plan your day in advance and keep some free time for self and enjoy your day!

    1. Thank you so much! I’ll keep that in mind. πŸ™‚

  7. Oh happy belated birthday! Loved the craft πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

  8. Again, Happy Birthday!
    One upside of Phyllis being gone is that I don’t have to clean cat vomit off of my foot when I wake up every morning. That was basically my responsibility 🐱

    1. Thank you! Ugh…that’s definitely a plus. I hate cleaning up cat vomit. Sometimes if I don’t get to it quick enough my dog will eat it. Which is just absolutely disgusting!

  9. Also, happy 500 followers!

    1. Thank you! πŸ˜€

  10. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    I get a feeling you just weren’t happy lol!!

    1. Your feeling would be correct! πŸ˜€

      1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Poor birthday girl!

  11. Belated Happy Birthday Michelle and all the best for this coming year. Ha, ha you were well and strong and in good enough health to get all your task done, so it was a beautiful day.

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ I like the way you look at chores. It makes them all seem easier!

  12. Happy birthday Michelle.

    1. Thank you so much!!

      1. You are welcome.

  13. Happy Birthday! Your photos were the best…many of us can relate! I love your crafts, this one included!

    1. Thank you so much!! I’m glad you liked them! πŸ™‚

  14. Great farmhouse sign! I really enjoy anything that is country related, that’s what my whole place is!

    1. Thank you so much! Mine, too! And most of my stuff is handmade. πŸ™‚

      1. A lot of my stuff is handmade too, even most of my furniture in country pine.

        1. That’s really cool!!

  15. Happy belated birthday! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

  16. Happy belated birthday! Your farmhouse creation looks great. You and one my daughters have similar, creative ideas for decorating the home.

    1. Thank you so much! She must have good taste. πŸ˜€

      1. Yes, she does.

  17. Pretty funny pictures!

    1. πŸ˜€ Thank you!

  18. Nimnee says:

    Belated Happy Birthday to you. Love the farmhouse sign project! As for Facebook, I feel you on that one. Finally deleted mine for good several months ago and haven’t regretted it. Enjoy your blog and very glad to have found it. Hope you have a wonderful week.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m considering deleting mine as well. I’m hardly on it. If anyone wants to know how I am they can call me. πŸ˜‰

  19. This is the funniest!! Birthdays as adults just aren’t that much fun cause life has to go on, doesn’t it? I miss the days of childhood birthday parties, sending out invitations & getting all the presents! πŸ˜†

    1. Me, too!! My grandparents used to bring me a huge cake from the grocery store that was just for me. I miss that! β™₯️

      1. Those were the days πŸ˜†

  20. Michelle, Happy belated Birthday! I know the neverending list we have on our birthdays and this is what happened to the most responsible women. We just can’t think outside of responsibilities. I love the Farmhouse DIY you created. You are so smart and creative.

    1. I agree. We never seem to get a break. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and for your kind words. β™₯️

  21. Belated Happy birthday! Way to go on your birthday πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!!

  22. Timelesslady says:

    Aw…you really made me laugh this morning. I hope your birthday was good…happy birthday a little late. I loved the photos of what you did through the day. It could be most of my days. I even clean up cat hairballs at times….funny. Great post. It’s always good to smile and you made me smile and laugh today.

    1. I’m so glad you got a good laugh. 😁 Thank you so much for the birthday wishes!!

  23. Michelle, happy birthday! Your face, when doing laundry and dishes is priceless and says it all! You totally had me rolling πŸ™‚ I love the sign…so creative!

    1. Thank you!! I guess we don’t get to have β€œbirthdays” when we grow up. 😁

  24. Wish you belated Happy Birthday and good luck for tomorrow’s appointment. Take care πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜‡πŸ’–

    1. Thank you so much! πŸ’•

  25. Devinder Maan says:

    Happy belated bday Michelle! I love that sign you created. You are very creative. As for birthdays, girl, buy yourself some flowers, sit in a candle lit warm bath, and listen to your favourite music. Chores can wait till next day. (Except cat vomit).

    1. Thank you so much! That sounds like an excellent idea! πŸ™‚

  26. Beautiful Crafting!

    1. Thank you!!

  27. Birthday’s🎈as we get older is just another day as far as first getting to our chores then having that alone time with a warm soaking bath as someone suggested.
    I agree with the impressions you gave of each of them, too funny & so true. Ah, to be a kid again. You did have a happy moment of childhood, in being creative with your diy, ❀it.
    Sent a prayer your way for all to have gone well with the must do’s of Dr’s appts. And a year full of wonderful surprises. Do consider this weekend an extension of your birthday and treat yourself with the precious things you love. Wishing you sun shining days ahead and peace throughout the year 😊

    1. Thank you so much!!

      1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‡

  28. Happy belated birthday! I hate cleaning cat throw up! & the dinner you had looks delicious. I love the framed table mat! It does look high-end. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!!! πŸ™‚

  29. I am impressed by your creativity! Happy Belated Birthday πŸ˜‰ The Kupkakery sounds like a heavenly place!

    1. Thank you so much!! ❀️

      1. You are welcome! πŸ™‚

      2. I’m curious, did you think of that idea yourself? And with the DIY crafts you usually do, are they largely ideas that occur to you, that you see around and add your own touches to, or a combination thereof? I really do enjoy seeing other’s creative juices at work. There are infinite possibilities!

  30. Jennifer, I did! Some of my DIYs I see from other places, especially Pinterest and YouTube. I like to add my own touches to them, though. Sometimes I’m in the store and idea just pops in my head and I have to make it asap! πŸ˜€

  31. Belated happy birthday, Michelle! Better late than never. πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much! ❀️

      1. You’re welcome! ❀️

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  33. Michelle, wishing you a wonderful belated birthday!!

    1. Thank you so much!

  34. lynalopezauthor says:

    I’ve seen those around my Dollar Tree. Very smart idea.

    1. Michelle says:

      Thank you!!

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