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DIY Rustic Herb Sign [+ Free Watercolor Herb Printable]

Hi guys. How was the weekend??? Mine was quite busy and I made this cute DIY rustic herb sign. I was also working my way through the backyard. Well, I did have some help. I got a gardener! I just couldn’t take it. And I am not posting a “keeping it real” photo on here because I am SO embarrassed! Our backyard is not big at all, that makes it even more pathetic. I don’t know how it got to this stage, but it did and I did not have the time or even tools to work through the jungle. So I got a gardener to do it for me.

It is a clean slate now and I am so excited and relieved! It was giving me major anxiety to see the huge mess in the back and I kept closing the curtains to not have to look at it. But, now that the days are finally nice here, it really was time to do something. Anyways, I did cut down some plants in the front and re-potted some palm trees that had fallen over from storms and hosed down everything. If you have a garden you know what I’m talking about because it is a lot of work if you don’t stay on top of it all. Now I’m determined to keep the grass short and even have some plans to add more plants, rocks and such to it all. Easy growing and bunny friendly plants that is, but once it all starts moving, I will keep you updated.

Another project I am also working on is a potting bench. I have wanted one for a while now and well, it’s all happening this spring! So, today I am sharing this cute DIY rustic herb sign with you all. It will go on my potting bench as the bunnies won’t be able to reach the herbs I am planning on putting on it.


DIY Rustic Herb Sign

What you will need:

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I used a small wooden dollar store tray that I brush painted white, but you could also use this unfinished wooden sign

mod podge

paint brush

herbs printable available for free at the end of this post!

IMPORTANT! There are two herb files for you to download, but for this decoupage you need to print and use the backward herb printable!


DIY rustic herb sign kreativk.net

Print out the herbs printable and cut around each herb.


1. Place them on the sign the way you want them to go, the picture facing down.

2. Turn around one by one and apply mod podge on the bottom of the printable [the side where you can see the print.]

3. Then press it down on it’s spot, applying some more mod podge on top and making sure there are no air bubbles.

4. Let completely dry. I put mine in the sun and it was all completely dry in less than 30 minutes.

DIY rustic herb sign kreativk.net

5. Grab a paint brush, dip it in water and apply some on the first herb print to decoupage. Let soak in a few seconds.

6. Then start rubbing with your finger until you see the first layer coming off.

7. Let dry again and then using your fingers start rubbing off the rest of it. It will come off real easy. Repeat with the rest of the herb prints.

Apply some wax to seal it all. I don’t know how well it will last outside, I am planning on putting it on the covered terrace so it won’t get very wet when it rains.


then start rubbing with your finger until you see the first layer coming off.


then start rubbing with your finger until you see the first layer coming off.



DIY rustic herb sign kreativk.net


DIY rustic herb sign kreativk.net


DIY rustic herb sign kreativk.net


DIY rustic herb sign kreativk.net


Please pin it for later!! Thanks!

DIY rustic herb sign //kreativk.net


All printables are exclusive to my newsletter subscribers, and have a password protected link. Follow the steps below to access the password for free downloads.



  1. Subscribe to Kreativ K.
  2. Check your email to confirm subscription.
  3. Press “Confirm Subscription” & you will receive my Welcome Email with the password.
  4. Copy the password.
  5. Press the “Download” button on each post you want to get to the free printables.
  6. You will be directed to Drop Box. Enter the password, start downloading & enjoy!




Wishing you a great day, Thanks for stopping by!!

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  • Julie
    22/04/2018 at 12:27

    Oh my goodness, this is just lovely. I didn’t know you could do this with Mod Podge, I can’t wait to try it out.

    • Katrin
      26/04/2018 at 22:02

      Thanks so much Julie!

  • Jenny
    20/04/2018 at 14:29

    This sign is adorable & what a great DIY for the home. I will be featuring this in my 16 Stylish DIY Home Decor Ideas at Merry Monday on Sunday at 6 pm pst. Hope to see you at the party!

    • Katrin
      21/04/2018 at 12:07

      Thank you so much Jenny!

  • Jodie & Julie
    19/04/2018 at 18:35

    Love this crafty idea!~ Thanks for sharing this. Since I am NOT an artist I love it when I find ways of creating art without having to draw things myself. Yeah!

    xoxo Jodie & Julie

    • Katrin
      21/04/2018 at 12:05

      Yes, that is what I love about the decoupage technique too, anything is possible, right? Thanks so much!

  • Keri
    16/04/2018 at 20:12

    Katrin, I’m glad you got a gardener. It’s no fun having a stressful spot in or around your home. Your herb sign is so pretty. Thanks for sharing the printable!

    • Katrin
      17/04/2018 at 07:16

      Thanks Keri, yes I am glad too!!

  • Leanna
    11/04/2018 at 08:07

    This is beautiful. I love the fresh green colours of everything, it feels so fresh and pretty.

    • Katrin
      11/04/2018 at 21:40

      Thanks friend, I appreciate it!!

  • Julia - Vintage with Laces
    10/04/2018 at 06:18

    The sign is beautiful and looks fresh and springlike, Katrin. These are lovely shades of green and they go so very well with the distressed tray. What a wonderful piece to hang above your potting bench.

    • Katrin
      11/04/2018 at 21:37

      Thank you liebe Julia!! You are always so sweet!

  • Mary
    09/04/2018 at 21:51

    This is such a beautiful sign Katrin. Love the way it looks like a tray. And those printables are just adorable in those nice soft green shades.

    • Katrin
      11/04/2018 at 21:37

      Thanks so much Mary, it could really work as a tray too!

  • Michelle Leslie
    09/04/2018 at 17:59

    It looks awesome Katrin and pretty bunny proof too 😉 Getting a gardener in to help with the hard cleaning up is so much better than trying to tackle it alone. Can’t wait to see what you have planned for the new tidy space.

    • Katrin
      11/04/2018 at 21:36

      Aw Thanks Michelle, yep those buggers like any kind of herb, they are not picky… but these are definitely not going to have nibbles all over them, haha.

  • Marie
    09/04/2018 at 17:26

    So pretty, Katrin, love – pinned! Question, I’m curious why you added Mod Podge to the exposed side of the graphic too?

    • Katrin
      11/04/2018 at 21:35

      Hi Marie! I just added some extra mod podge so it would soak in nicely. AFter, when it was all dry, I brushed it with water only to be able to peel off the layers…