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Simple DIY Christmas Sign

Hello everyone, today I would like to share a simple DIY Christmas sign.  It also happens to be Thrift store challenge time hosted by Emily from Le Cultivateur and Tara from Stilettos and Shiplap.

What’s the thrift store challenge? Each blogger either finds a piece from a thrift store, garage sale or a piece you already own. The challenge is to reinvent a piece and create something different, fun right?

At the bottom of the post will be the links to the other talented bloggers.

This month I made a simple DIY Christmas sign I’m sharing before the holiday kickoff begins. Also, this gives you a fun and simple way to use an item that you may already have in your home or find thrifting.

Ordinarily, I would look for a piece from the thrift store however, this is even better because I had this round cutting board we didn’t use anymore.

Items Needed:

  • Round cutting board or round board purchased from local craft store
  • Chip brush and stencil brush
  • Stencils
  • ASCP Old white chalk paint or craft paint
  • Green paint or paint color of your choice
  • black craft paint and moss green paint if you have to mix your own
  • wooden stick
  • Sanding sponge
  • Clear and light brown wax
  • Rag

Let’s Begin Creating the Simple DIY Christmas Sign

Clean your wood with warm soap and water and dry well. It’s best to let the wood site for a bit to be sure it’s completely dry.

You will notice, I used the back side of my cutting board to have a cleaner and a bit of a wider work surface.

Using your chip brush paint the board two coats ASCP Old white, let dry in between coats.

Next, use a light stippling motion with the white paint stipple to add a slight texture this adds more character. Using the sanding sponge lightly sand the edges, this adds more character.

After sanding, use your grain sack stencil Funky Junk Old Sign Stencils in the color of your choice.   When loading your stencil brush it’s very important to off load before you begin to pounce your brush.  Otherwise you may get bleeding when stenciling.  Let the stencil dry for a minute to be safe.

Because I didn’t have any green paint I mixed my own.  Using moss green and black paint mixed together form instance gave me my own custom color, greenish black.

Meanwhile grab your Funky Junk Old Sign Stencils or stencil of your choice.  By the way, take a look around this great site at  the variety of stencils you won’t be disappointed.

If you would like to see another sign I made you can see it in this post .

Following the steps above for loading your stencil brush paint your stencil.  Once again, let dry for a minute.

Next, using  your sanding sponge lightly sand your project to give the words a slightly worn appearance.

Lastly, apply clear wax and light brown wax and hang your simple DIY Christmas sign.

Please click on the links below to see what these talented bloggers found and created.

Stilettos and Shiplap

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Cloches and Lavender

The House House

Le Cultivateur

Worcester Run

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25 thoughts on “Simple DIY Christmas Sign”

  1. I love how this sign turned out! It’s the perfect little holiday detail to add to a space. And I love that you already had the piece in your home and were able to turn it into something you can still use and enjoy!

  2. I just love how this turned out, Cindy! I have a decorative breadboard (round) that I bought when I was staging the house to sell last year so it was a bit more neutral. It has never been my style exactly and now I’m seriously thinking of stenciling it! Thanks for the fabulous idea.

  3. This is great you are reloving things you have into new very cute items. This is beautiful. Bravo girlfriend. Love it. xoxo Kris

  4. This is so cute!!! I love everything about this! The grain stripes are the perfect detail! Seriously loving this!!!

  5. Love it, Cindy! I’ve seen it on Facebook and now I’m so glad I’ve had time to pop over and read about the DIY. The look you created is just perfect. It’s beginning to look a lot like…well, you know!

  6. This is so amazing, Cindy! I love it and how you created the grain sack stripes too. It’s fabulous and will be the perfect complement to your kitchen all season long. Super excited about all you have in store this season, CoCo

  7. Love your bread-board-turned-Christmas-sign, Cindy! It’s perfect, and great photos, too! Pinned, and I’m excited to be featuring you at Tuesday Turn About tomorrow!

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