Maria Provenzano summer sign

Ahhhh warm summer nights!!!

I grew up in Michigan and we would always see fireflies in the summer, but I do not believe I have seen a single firefly in Los Angeles! One of my favorite things to do each season is to make a sign to welcome the fun things that season brings.

This sign is actually pretty easy once it’s broken down. Make sure to watch the video for all the good tips on how to make it.

maria provenzano home and family


  • 1×4 2 feet long x 14

  • 1×4 46 inches long x 2

  • 28 screws

  • Mason jar

  • Twine or ribbon

  • Twinkle lights

  • Drawer pull

  • Drill with a drill bit

  • Stencil for sign OR cricut if you have one

  • Paint

1. Lay out the 1x4s, connect them by placing the 1×4 horizontally and screw each 1×4 in the back.
2. Paint the wood as desired.
3. Place your lettering towards the top.
4. Screw the drawer pull in one of the lower boards.
5. Wrap the twine around the top of the jar so that it is able to hang from the drawer pull.
6. Plan/mark where you would like to screw in your holes to poke your lights through.
7. Use the drill to make holes all over the board as desired.
8. Poke the wired lights into the holes and secure with tape this will create a “firefly” look.
9. Add some of the twinkle lights into the jar so that it looks like the “fireflies” are flying out of the jar.

diy summer sign

diy summer firefly sign