How To Make A Christmas Sign

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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First for Christmas, this postSecond for Christmas in July, this great postanother great DIY and lastly for Christmas in July, this great DIY.

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
  • stencils
  • 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.

Christmas signs made from a cutting board after cleaning and getting ready for paint
Christmas signs getting ready for ASCP Old white paint

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.

Christmas signs getting stippling done to add texture to the wood

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.

Christmas signs getting ready for the grain sac stencil application
Christmas signs after the grain sac stencil is added

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.

Paint getting off loaded from the stencil brush

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.

Black and moss green paint to make dark green paint for the sign stencil

Meanwhile, grab your Funky Junk Old Sign Stencils or stencil of your choice and begin to add the stenciling to your Christmas craft.  

Christmas signs with the stencil on top
Christmas signs after the first stencil of paint is added
Christmas signs after the first words are finished being stenciled

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.

Christmas signs getting .25 added
Christmas signs stencil before sanding the words and .25.
Stencils getting sanded for added character
Stencils getting more sanding to add character
Christmas signs after sanding the letters and the .25

Next, using your sanding sponge lightly sand your Christmas stencil to give the words a slightly worn appearance. This also adds more character.

Lastly, apply clear wax and light brown wax to your Christmas project and rub well with a lint free rag.

Clear wax getting ready  to be added to the painted sign
Christmas signs finished with bottle brush trees

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!

Christmas signs with a rusted washer that is easy to make.  Directions for the rusting the washer in another Christmas post that's linked in this post


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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

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