You’re My Cup of Coffee {Coffee Bean Sign}

You're My Cup of Coffee {Coffee Bean Sign}

Coffee. One of my favorite simple pleasures…and I know I’m not alone! Plus, what better way to kick off a Monday morning like today. I made this little vintage-style wood sign over the weekend and I just love it in my kitchen. I used real coffee beans in the heart for an added special touch. And it’s so easy to make!

You're My Cup of Coffee {Coffee Bean Sign}

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

  • 12″ x 12″ piece of wood (I but 12″ x 48″ pieces of pine and cut them down to size)
  • Chalk Paint (The blue is Annie Sloan Provence. The Aged White is the new Chalky Finish by DecoArt).
  • Light and Dark Waxes (I used Annie Sloan)
  • Silhouette CAMEO and Stencil Material
  • You’re My Cup of Coffee Shape
  • Tacky Glue
  • Coffee Beans
  • Two ½” screws and wire hanger

Paint one coat of the aged white color on the wood sign. When dry sand around the edges, wearing some paint away to create the worn look.

Create the design in Silhouette Studio and then cut with vinyl or stencil material (or even a thicker paper applied to the sign with repositionable stencil adhesive).

You're My Cup of Coffee {Coffee Bean Sign}

Apply your stencil and then a thin coat of turquoise (or whatever color you choose) to the coffee cup with a spouncer. Trace the heart lightly with pencil. Carefully remove stencil while the paint is still wet. The Silhouette Hook comes in really handy for pulling the letters off.

Apply tacking glue to the heart and press in coffee beans. Allow to dry for several hours.

You're My Cup of Coffee {Coffee Bean Sign}

Sand the coffee cup lightly to make it look aged. Apply a thin coat of clear wax and add dark wax to the edges and around the heart to add to the vintage-y style.

You're My Cup of Coffee {Coffee Bean Sign}

Add a wire hanger to the back. I do this by making 3″ down and 1″ in from each side. Drill the screw into your mark and then remove it. Push the wire hanger into the holes and drill the screws back in. Easy peasy and it holds really well.

Hang and enjoy with a hot cup of coffee. :)

You're My Cup of Coffee {Coffee Bean Sign}

Happy crafting!

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About By Dawn Nicole

Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is a mom of 3 who believes in "throwing kindness around like confetti". While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. She is also a contributor to the Silhouette Blog, Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke, and The Pinning Mama .


  1. This is super cute, Dawn! Such a neat and fun idea!

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