Today I am sharing how to make a Christmas Sign. It’s getting to the end of the first week of Christmas in July. I hope you have been enjoying the projects I have been sharing. By the way, only a few more projects left to share and for the GIVEAWAY!
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Items Needed For How to Make A Christmas Sign
- a wood round from a home improvement or craft store I did use an old cutting board for Christmas signs
- chip brush and stencil brush
- ASCP paint in Old White or craft paint
- medium gray paint or paint of your choice
- dark green craft paint
- wood stick
- 120 grit sanding sponge
- clear wax and dark wax
- lint free rag
Here’s how to make a Christmas signs began. In the first place, I did have this round wood cutting board. I didn’t use it anymore however, I do not like throwing things away. For the most part, I will find a way to reuse pieces for another purpose, hence Christmas signs.
By the way, the holiday signs takes ten minutes to make.
So then, when getting the idea for Christmas signs, I began with using the back side of my cutting board for a smoother look.
Painting The Christmas Signs
First, I did clean the cutting board well with warm soap and water and let it dry for a few hours. before making my Christmas signs.
Next step, using my chip brush I did paint the cutting board for my Christmas signs with two coats ASCP Old white, let dry in between coats.
My next step, using a light stippling motion with the white paint, I stipple the Christmas signs to add a slight texture. This adds more character.
Incidentally. I began using the sanding sponge to lightly sand the edges, this adds even more character to this Christmas project.
After sanding the holiday signs, use your grain sack stencil Funky Junk Old Sign Stencils in the color of your choice. Incidentally, I highly recommend these stencils. They are well made and have many great choices too.
When loading your stencil brush it’s very important to off load the brush before stenciling the Christmas signs and then begin to pounce your brush. Also, remember, to pounce straight up and down to avoid bleeding.
Because I didn’t have any green paint for my Christmas project I mixed my own. By the way, I have had to mix my own paint color before for antique brass in this post. You may find it interesting in case you run out of antique brass paint. Therefore, you may like to Pin this for the future. Also, it’s easy to do.
Here, using moss green and black paint mixed together for my Christmas signs it gave me my own custom color, a greenish black for the lettering.
Meanwhile, grab your Funky Junk Old Sign Stencils or stencil of your choice and begin to add the stenciling to your Christmas craft.
Also, you may enjoy seeing another project I made for our fall porch from last season.
Because the stenciling needs to be done in stages on this Christmas project, let the paint dry for a second before laying the stencil down again on your sign.
Next, using your sanding sponge lightly sand your Christmas stencil to give the words a slightly worn appearance. This also adds more character.
Incidentally, I did use my technique for rusty washers from this Christmas DIY and I’m beyond thrilled how it looks for the Christmas signs. Look at the character it adds to this holiday craft in a different picture!
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I hope you are enjoying Christmas in July and did enjoy this post on how to make a Christmas sign.