Colorful Spring Driveway Signs Project


Driveway Sign Samples


What you see is not all you get with these adorable driveway markers. By day, the plaques add color and a decorative touch to your yard. At night, the signs shine as beams of approaching headlights bounce off the reflective-tape moon and stars.


  • Pencil
  • Wood (we used scrap lumber, but you can also use wooden plaques from a craft store)
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic paints
  • Scissors
  • Reflective tape (Duck brand used)
  • Drill
  • Wooden stakes
  • Screws
  • Twigs
  • Hammer and nails


  1. Download templates for the signs shown here, or create your own design. Lightly trace the pattern on the wood, then paint.
  2. When the paint is dry, cut moon and star shapes from the reflective tape and apply them to the plaque.
  3. Use the drill to make pilot holes in the stake (a parent’s job), then screw the stake to the back of the plaque
  4. To prevent the twigs from splitting, create pilot holes with the drill and a small bit (a parent’s job). Nail the twigs in place. If desired, a parent can instead drill holes in the plaque and insert the twigs, as we did with the owl design.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jugnu Sehgal
    Aug 04, 2012 @ 04:18:18

    Hey there! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the great work!


  2. Shriram Tank
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 13:24:47

    I never would have imagined I would be required to be
    familiar with this, but thank goodness for the internet, right?


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