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DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check Gather Sign

DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check Gather Sign

Anybody else been bitten by the floral bug? I think I have because I keep making DIY projects with fake flowers like this DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check Gather Sign! 

I love the farmhouse feel of this, and I think you will too! Keep reading to see how I brought this DIY idea to life with affordable supplies! 

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Are you a visual learner and do best with video tutorials? I recorded the How-To steps for this adorable DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check Gather Sign during a live video on my Facebook page. If you want, you can watch the replay! 

DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check Gather Sign


For this project, I will be using these items but you can substitute where you want.

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  • Dollar Tree Planked Valentine’s Day Sign
  • Dollar Tree Travel Bottles
  • Buffalo Check Scrapbook Paper (Hobby Lobby) 
  • Wood Gather Lettering (Hobby Lobby) 
  • Jute Twine
  • Floral Spray (Hobby Lobby)
  • Moss
  • Mod Podge
  • Dixie Belle Fluff Chalk Paint
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check Gather Sign

Let’s get started

Step one of making an adorable DIY gather sign is to get your Dollar Tree planked Valentine’s Day sign ready. I lightly sanded the front of the sign because there was a good bit of glitter. 

Then, I painted over the sign’s design with Dixie Belle Fluff Chalk Paint. One coat should be enough to cover the design. Remember, we are going to decoupage scrapbook paper over it anyways. 

Allow the white paint to dry, then apply a coat of Mod Podge to the sign. Then, carefully place the buffalo check scrapbook paper onto the sign. You want to avoid creating any wrinkles or creases when you place the scrapbook paper. 

If any form, place a piece of plastic saran wrap over the scrapbook paper and use a rolling pin to smooth out the imperfections. 

DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check Gather Sign

Make sure the scrapbook paper is completely dry before you do these next couple of steps. Trim the excess scrapbook paper from around the Dollar Tree sign. Next, I lightly sanded the edges with a sanding sponge. 

If the scrapbook paper isn’t dry when you do this, you risk pulling it off the wood or even ripping it. 

DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check Gather Sign


Set the decoupaged sign to the side, and grab your Hobby Lobby wood gather lettering and Dixie Belle Fluff Chalk Paint. I used a chippy paintbrush to paint the gather lettering white.

Allow the letters to dry (I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process) and then dry place it onto the buffalo check sign. Don’t hot glue the lettering down year.

Next, you’re going to need your Dollar Tree travel bottles and some jute twine. Wrap a strand of jute twine around the middle of each travel bottle and tie the ends in a little bow. 

Hot glue each of the travel bottles onto the buffalo check sign. I hot glued the middle bottle first to make sure they were centered and evenly spaced. 

DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check Gather Sign

Bring it all together

Now you can hot glue the painted Hobby Lobby gather lettering onto the sign. I did this last to make sure it was placed evenly and the DIY planters had enough space below it. 

Next, you’re going to add the greenery into your DIY planters. Start by pushing some moss into the Dollar Tree travel bottles. Then, put your flowers into the bottles.

DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check Gather Sign

The last thing you have to do for this adorable buffalo check decor is to add the hanger. The Dollar Tree sign that I used already had holes where it had a hanger before, so I just poked a hole in the scrapbook paper to open up the original hanger holes. 

If you use a sign that didn’t have holes already, you’ll have to drill them yourself. Push the twine through the holes, tie the ends in a knot, and you’re good to go! 

DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check Gather Sign

I hope you enjoyed this DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check Gather Sign as much as I did and decide to make one for yourself! I would love to see how yours turns out!

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Thanks for stopping by! XOXO Amber

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DIY Farmhouse Buffalo Check Gather Sign

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