How To Make A Christmas Sign

How to make a Christmas sign is a quick and easy craft. By the way, this also makes a wonderful gift!

Here’s a great Christmas craft idea I share in this post. This is especially a fun idea for Christmas in this great post and another great DIY and lastly for Christmas 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 sign
  • 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

How Making A Christmas Sign Began

In the end, here’s how to make a Christmas sign began.  After having this cutting board and not using it anymore, I immediately thought of the sign. For the most part, I will find a way to use pieces again especially this board for the Christmas sign. 

By the way, the holiday signs takes ten minutes to make.

For example, when getting the idea for Christmas sign , I decided to use the back side of my cutting board for a smoother look.

Step 1

Painting The Christmas Signs

First, I begin by cleaning 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 simple sign craft with two coats ASCP Old white, let dry in between coats.

Cutting board after cleaning and getting ready for paint
ASCP Old white paint

Step 2

Stippling The Sign To Add Texture

Here, 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.

Stippling is 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 and is fast.

Step 3

Adding Character To The Christmas Sign Adds Character

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.  Theses are also well made and have many great choices too.

Getting ready for the grain sac stencil application
 after the grain sac stencil is added and edges are sanded

Step 3

Loading And Off Loading A Stencil Brush

By the way, 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.

off loading paint from stencil brush

Step 4

Making My Own Dark Green Paint

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 stencil

Step 4

Grab Your Stensil For The Christmas Signs

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

 the stencil on top
 After the first stencil of paint is added
Sign after the first words are finished being stenciled

Also, you may enjoy seeing another project I made for our fall porch from last season and is truly pretty and great for inspiration.

Step 5

Stenciling In Stages

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.

Stencil .25 is getting painted
Christmas sign after stenciling the words and .25.

Step 6

Adding More Character To The Sign By Sanding The Stencils

Stencils getting sanded for added character
Stencils getting more sanding to add character
Stencils 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.

Step 7

Adding Clear And Dark Waxes

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 paint
Christmas signs finished with bottle brush trees

Incidentally, I did use my technique for rusty washers from this Christmas DIY and of course I am 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.  Hanging from a shutter

I hope, you enjoyed this post and visit to see the other great projets in the links shared.


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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

40 thoughts on “How To Make A Christmas Sign

  1. I love the stencil you used! This Christmas sign is really pretty. I have an old cutting board and some left-over chalk paint, maybe I will have a go at this! Pinned!

  2. I absolutely love this project! Thank you so much for sharing! I already have the cutting board, the paint, sanding sponges & the grain sack stripes stencil! I can’t wait to begin!

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