(20 crafty days of christmas) diy wooden holiday sign

Tis the Season to be Jolly Wooden Sign DIY - 20 Crafty Days of Christmas

Hey crafty ladies – I’m Kelsey from Poofy Cheeks and I am so excited to be back guest posting in the 20 Crafty Days of Christmas series for the 3rd year in a row! Today I am sharing how to make a painted wood Christmas sign which goes perfect on a shelf, mantel or even on the wall. This project takes a steady hand but it can be done in just about an hour.

Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden canvas (mine was 8×8 inches from Joann’s)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Foam brush
  • Fine point paint brush
  • Printed wording
  • Ball point pen
  • Sand paper

I started out by painting the entire wooden canvas in Porcelain Doll Martha Stewart craft paint with a foam brush. Then I let it dry completely.

Tis the Season to be Jolly Wooden Sign DIY - 20 Crafty Days of Christmas

While the paint was drying I used Microsoft Word to print out ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly’ on a piece of printer paper. Once the wooden canvas was dry I put the paper over the canvas and traced them with a ball point pen. When tracing use a bit of pressure so that the lines will be lightly engraved into the wood leaving you guides for painting.

Tis the Season to be Jolly Wooden Sign DIY - 20 Crafty Days of Christmas

Once the design was traced on I removed the paper and began painting with Martha Stewart Habanero. If you are right handed paint from the top left down to avoid rubbing your hand through any wet paint (paint from the top right if you are left handed). Tis the Season to be Jolly Wooden Sign DIY - 20 Crafty Days of Christmas

Once the letters are painted let them dry completely – I waited about 20 minutes. After they were dry I used a piece of sand paper to go over the edges and letters to make the sign look weathered and worn. I think the sand paper step makes a big difference and helps fix any imperfections in your painting.

Tis the Season to be Jolly Wooden Sign DIY - 20 Crafty Days of Christmas

Tis the Season to be Jolly Wooden Sign DIY - 20 Crafty Days of Christmas

Now my little sign is setting on my ledge shelves above my couch with some other signs I have made in past years. These little signs are simple, cute and would even make a great gift for a co-worker or friend!

Tis the Season to be Jolly Wooden Sign DIY - 20 Crafty Days of Christmas

I hope you will stop by Poofy Cheeks and check out some of the Christmas crafts and recipes I have been sharing!

double-mint-cookieself-surgery

svc

 

Kelsey is a mom to three with a fourth baby on the way. She runs her handmade business, Poofy Cheeks Shop, from her home and also writes the blog Poofy Cheeks. Her and her family live in Central Florida where they are 10 minutes from the beach and an hour from the Happiest Place on Earth – Disney World!

The following two tabs change content below.
I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge