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Hello Summer Wood Sign with Rainbow Flair

This DIY hello summer wood sign is made using dollar store supplies! Add some bright flair with a rainbow napkin and some pom pom trim.

Skills Required: Beginner. To make this summer craft, it helps to have experience with paint and Mod Podge. You’ll be applying both, then ironing a napkin down, and adding embellishments.

DIY Hello Summer Wood Sign

Today I walked outside and for the first time in a long time – the sun was out! And by out . . . I mean “OUT!” I’m not sure where you live, but here in the PNW, USA it went from winter straight to 80+ degree weather here. We basically didn’t have a spring.

Which made me kind of sad because I’m a four seasons kind of gal. I like to experience them all – and the craftiness around them.

BUT . . . the sadness didn’t last long, because I remembered that I had some RAINBOW napkins I wanted to use on summer crafts!

Hello summer sign made with Dollar Tree materials

As soon as I spotted the wood daisy surface from Dollar Tree, I knew I wanted to put a pretty napkin on it using the paper napkin decoupage method. AND I also knew the exact napkin I wanted to use.

That’s the story of how this “Hello Summer” wood sign came together! I believe the wood words came from Michaels, but you can always use individual wood letters and accomplish the same thing.

If you’re concerned about getting wrinkles in the napkin, don’t be. I’m going to show you how to do it a very simple way.

Hello Summer Wood Sign with Rainbow Flair

The process for this project will be to paint and Mod Podge the flower, then iron the napkin on top after everything is dry. Does it work? Absolutely, and it’s really easy.

This is such a fun and inexpensive craft and I’m excited to show you how to make it! Here’s what you’re going to need.

Gather These Supplies

  • Large wood flower shape – Dollar Tree
  • Craft paint – white
  • Wood words – “hello” and “summer”
  • Mod Podge – any formula (Gloss, Satin, or Matte will be fine)
  • Rainbow napkin
  • Pom pom trim
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ribbon or twine to hang
  • Scissors
  • Mini craft iron
  • Parchment paper
  • Emery board
  • Clear acrylic sealer (optional to seal the napkin)

Tips and Thoughts for This Project

You don’t *have* to paint the flower white, however, it makes the colors of the napkin pop. It’s also easy to do, so I always do it. You can use spray paint, but craft paint is cheaper and just as fast with a roller.

Why did I spray paint the words? Because the font I chose had lots of crevices, making it very time consuming with a brush. If it’s easy, I use craft paint. If it’s going to take more time, I spray paint.

I didn’t seal the top of the napkin with Mod Podge – it tends to make them wrinkle. If you do seal with Mod Podge and the napkin wrinkles, you can place parchment down and iron over the top again.

DIY Hello Summer Wood Sign

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Yield: 1 sign

Hello Summer Wood Sign

DIY Hello Summer Wood Sign

Use a Dollar Tree wood flower to make this wood "Hello Summer" sign! It's a very easy decor project.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Dry Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • Unfinished wood door knob hangers
  • Summer napkins
  • Mod Podge
  • White craft paint
  • Pom pom trim - at least 26" per hanger
  • Wood or adhesive letters - sayings of your choice
  • Craft glue
  • Parchment paper
  • Clear acrylic spray sealer (optional)


  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Small iron
  • Paintbrushes and/or a roller
  • Emery board
  • Ruler


  1. Paint the wood using white craft paint. Roll on one side, let dry, and flip over. Paint other side and let dry.Foam rolling the wood flower with white paint
  2. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the wood; don't do the edges. Let dry 15-20 minutes and repeat.Painting a white wood flower with two coats of Mod Podge
  3. While the Mod Podge is drying, separate the napkin from the bottom layers. You can use tape to help. You just want the top layer with the design.Separating a rainbow napkin layers
  4. Place the napkin down onto the wood. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of the napkin, and run the craft iron across the top several times. While you are doing this, the Mod Podge is melting below the napkin, and the napkin is adhering. Keep going until the napkin is fully adhered, including the edges.Ironing a rainbow napkin onto a wood flower
  5. Let the flower cool after ironing. Use an emery board to gently sand away the excess napkin. Sanding at an angle works very well. Continue until all the extra napkin is removed around all edges.Sanding the excess rainbow napkin off the edge of the flower with an emery board
  6. Spray paint the words with the colors of your choice. I used white and hung the words outside to paint. Let dry completely.Spray painting wood words with white spray paint
  7. Using the hot glue gun, glue the trim on the back of the hanger around the edges. I like to start at the bottom. Glue a few inches at a time. Let cool and trim the final length with scissors.Attaching pom pom trim with a hot glue gun to a wood flower
  8. Glue down the words onto the front of the project with the glue gun. Let cool before adding ribbon to hang.Hot gluing the words hello summer to the front of a wood flower


My wood flower came with a hole at the top. If you choose to drill into the top, use painter's tape on both sides and drill through that so the wood doesn't splinter and break.

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