Your Local DIY & Custom Sign studio

Online Shopping

Looking for a custom sign but no time to make? Request a custom sign from us and we’ll take care of the rest!

The Perfect Gifts

We work hard to bring you beautiful selection of one-of-a-kind pieces, perfect for gifting or for adding a special touch to your own Nest.

Local ArtisanS

All pieces by Creative Nest are handcrafted with love and care by a member of our team. We also feature the work of other local talents in our in-studio boutique.


I absolutely love this place. Diana goes out of her way to help you make something that YOU want. She has patience and the kindest heart. I have been many times, by myself, with my kids, with friends, and every time I have felt welcomed. I would recommend this place to anyone.”

Joceyln Kerr (Facebook)

Had my daughters birthday at The Nest and it was fantastic!! Diana was just great with the kids and so talented! I very Highly recommend her for parties or just a night out to one of her events!! Worth every penny and very reasonably priced!!! Just amazing!

Hilary Santelli (Facebook)

I love Diana’s work and highly recommend her. She is so passionate about her creations as is evident in the quality of her pieces. I have ordered many special order products from her, as well as pieces she had displayed and have never been disappointed by the quality, price or time until delivery. Great work Diana!! I look forward to seeing and purchasing more of your work.”

Stacey Grawbarger (Facebook)

Featured Artists

Diana Petainen

Diana Petainen

Creative Nest Founder/Owner & Artist

About Us

This is a story of hope. Creative Nest Studio, or “The Nest” as I lovingly call it, is beauty from ashes. It’s the result of hard work, tears, joy, dedication, grit and everything in between. It is a refuge, a resting place… a place to unwind, be yourself, explore your creativity and connect with people. And at its core, it is an answer to a prayer. It’s a gift that has enriched my soul and one that I hope to also share with you, dear customers. Pull up a chair at one of our paint-splattered tables, grab a coffee and come sit with us! We’d love to paint with you.

About Diana

My nursing degree lovingly hangs on the wall in the basement of our home where I first sat to create my very first wood sign. I worked as an RN just about 8 years before listening to my heart and giving myself permission to take a leap; a leap into the unknown but a leap of freedom that would act as a detour out of the nursing profession and into a calling to create. In 2011 with a young daughter at home, I dove into new and uncomfortable territory and gave my hand a try at crafting. From scrapbooking to paper art, then to vinyl, heat pressing and finally stencils, wood and paint, I began creating for friends and family and taking local orders. For any and every custom request, I gave it a shot, destroyed pieces, made new ones, wrote from my soul and taught myself the ins and outs of graphic design and all things handmade. Slowly but surely, business grew as I continued to expand my creativity and offerings. In 2015 with two little ones at home, I officially left my secure day job and began working from the basement of our little home through the days and well into the nights for nearly three years. In 2017 amidst the growing demand for do-it-yourself sign painting events, I decided to open up my first brick-and-mortar shop, feathered with rustic farmhouse tables, stacks of lumber, paints, brushes and my own two hands. The result? Creative Nest Studio: A place where a timid, freedom-seeking bird like me found enough strength in her own wings, and refuge under His wing, to begin a new life. A life of taking big risks, dreaming big dreams, building meaningful connections with people of all ages and offering a resting place for anyone who just needs a place at somebody’s table.