You’d expect to shell out quite a few bucks for such a good-looking sign if purchasing at a store, but the fact is you can make it yourself for so much less. Give your kitchen a vintage look with this easy-to-make antique eat sign.

We made printable letters you can display on three individual boards that spell out the word ‘eat.’ They have an antique feel and will look great hanging in the kitchen or dining room.

Use reclaimed wood or check out single squares of birch plywood online or at your local craft store. Birch is strong and inexpensive plus the ability to buy it in squares saves you from having to cut it!

This post includes links to purchase items you’ll need from our affiliates.

How to make an antique eat sign

How to make an antique eat sign
  • antique eat sign printable
  • [url href=”″ target=”_blank” title=”Birch Plywood”]birch plywood 3/8″ x 12″ x 12″[/url]
  • decoupage glue
  • paint brush
  • ruler
  • [url href=”″ target=”_blank” title=”Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer”]clear acrylic sealer[/url]
  • hanging hardware
  1. Download the antique eat sign printable ([url href=”” target=”_blank” title=”Antique eat sign printable – E”]E[/url], [url href=”” target=”_blank” title=”Antique eat sign printable – A”]A[/url], [url href=”” target=”_blank” title=”Antique eat sign printable – T”]T[/url]) and open in [url href=”” target=”_blank” title=”Adobe Reader”]Adobe Reader[/url].
  2. Print and cut out where indicated.
  3. Apply a coat of decoupage glue onto the plywood with a paintbrush. Carefully lay down your cutout, starting at one end then working your way across the letter. Use a ruler to smooth out any air bubbles. Once in place allow it to dry.
  4. In a well-ventilated area, spray with a generous amount of sealer and allow it to dry.
  5. Attach hanging hardware to the back of each board then hang.
To get an even older look to your sign, use Antique Mod Podge instead of the regular one. It’ll produce a slightly brown tone to whatever craft your doing.