DIY Please No Shoes Sign – Satsuma Designs

DIY Please No Shoes Sign

With recent emphasis on keeping surfaces and environments clean, it's appropriate to ask family and guests to remove their shoes when entering your home or other spaces within.

I'm sharing my DIY please no shoes sign for an attractive and polite way to share the request.

DIY Please no shoes sign to invite family and guests to remove their shoes at the front door or other spaces in the home. I made this fun and easy board to politely share my request in light of #covid19 and germs. #Covid19 #protect #limitgerms #diy #healthy #healthyhome

No Shoes Means a Healthy Home

Since we became parents, we have been a shoe-free home. There are plenty of exceptions for large gatherings and the respect we show our elders by not asking them to comply, but for the most part we and our guests remove our shoes when we enter our home.

I love this tradition as both a cultural norm in many communities around the globe and what it does for our interior environment.

Many cultures practice removing shoes indoors to keep spaces clean. Traditional Japanese dining includes sitting on the floor. Not surprisingly, the idea of mingling unclean shoes with areas where food is serve is simply unacceptable.

I really love this practical and respectful norm that many around the world embrace.

Benefits to Removing Shoes Indoors

  • Limits germs on floors and other surfaces
  • Protects flooring from scuffing and scratching
  • Decreases carpet staining and discoloration
  • Limits carpet and flooring wear and tear


DIY Please no shoes sign to invite family and guests to remove their shoes at the front door or other spaces in the home. I made this fun and easy board to politely share my request in light of #covid19 and germs. #Covid19 #protect #limitgerms #diy #healthy #healthyhome

Baby (Shoeless) Steps

If the idea of removing shoes in the home is new or will take some adjusting, consider removing shoes in just one area of the home where it makes most sense for your family.

For example, we did a recent refresh on our basement, which included new carpeting on our stairs and my favorite vinyl tile flooring.

Protecting this sparkling new space from my little basement cave dwellers and their friends inspired me too make my DIY please no shoes sign.

More than likely, our kids' friends would have removed their shoes at the front door, but kids are busy and have places to be quickly, so I felt an extra reminder might help!

DIY Please no shoes sign to invite family and guests to remove their shoes at the front door or other spaces in the home. I made this fun and easy board to politely share my request in light of #covid19 and germs. #Covid19 #protect #limitgerms #diy #healthy #healthyhome

DIY Please No Shoes Sign

As with any request, it's always best to make a gentle ask. Using the word please is a great way to send a warm, yet firm message.

I had fun designing this little project that came together in just 15 minutes plus the paint dry time.

Here's What You'll Need

  • Small piece of wood measuring approximately 11" wide x 3" high 
  • Spray paint or acrylic paint to cover your wooden sign
  • Light colored card stock in whatever color you like
  • Letter stamps
  • Ink pad
  • 4 adhesive backed photo corners
  • Small round hooks that are actually called 'screw eyes'. I learned that! I found these on Amazon as a reference, but was thankful that the two I used came included in my picture hanging kit.
  • Ribbon or scrap fabric cut or ripped into a strip
  • Small nail, thumbtack or removable hook for hanging

Here's What You'll Do

Sometimes (often!) my project inspiration is a matter of convenience!

Let me explain. I found my small piece of craft wood in my husband's scrap pile from building our backyard shed.

I'd like to say it's a She Shed ready to be decorated, but I'm just as thankful that it will reduce the clutter load on our garage!

With wood in hand, I grabbed a can of off-white spray paint and covered the board twice in the back yard with an hour for each coat to dry.

While I waited for the paint to dry, I cut my paper into 9" wide by 1.5" high strips and practices stamping 'Please No Shoes' with my letter stamps.

DIY Please no shoes sign to invite family and guests to remove their shoes at the front door or other spaces in the home. I made this fun and easy board to politely share my request in light of #covid19 and germs. #Covid19 #protect #limitgerms #diy #healthy #healthyhome

My third try was my best so I used that one for my finished product.

When my board was fully dry, I screwed in two screw eyes on either side of the top.

Next, I ripped a strip of pretty red and ivory toile I had in my scrap bin from a wreath project and threaded it through the screw eyes.

I used my adhesive backed photo corners to affix the paper to the board.

Finally, I tied my fabric in a bow to hang.

And that's it. I'm so happy with the result, but even more pleased with the fact that my beloved basement floor will be none the worse for wear!

DIY Please no shoes sign to invite family and guests to remove their shoes at the front door or other spaces in the home. I made this fun and easy board to politely share my request in light of #covid19 and germs. #Covid19 #protect #limitgerms #diy #healthy #healthyhome

Care to Mingle?

Let’s connect over social media. Follow the fun on Pinterest and Instagram. Tag #satsumasmiles to share your creativity and I'll share back. 

DIY Please no shoes sign to invite family and guests to remove their shoes at the front door or other spaces in the home. I made this fun and easy board to politely share my request in light of #covid19 and germs. #Covid19 #protect #limitgerms #diy #healthy #healthyhome

HELLO THERE!

Today is a gift. Let's put a bow on it!
Find creative and sustainable ways to make family life a delight! Sharing modern etiquette that kids will enjoy.
💕 jennifer

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