How to make a Christmas sign easily is a quick and fast craft. By the way, this also makes a wonderful gift!
This homemade sign is truly a fun piece to have for the holiday season. It can hang as a wreath, also display it on a table top with pinecones and bottle brush trees.
This is also a very budget friendly craft idea and makes the perfect handmade gift.
For the most part when speaking of handmade gifts they are often cherished the most. Family and friends feel that exta time is the focus of receiving a personal present and it’s also a great way to show how much you love and value them in your life.
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
- 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 an Easy Christmas Sign Begins
In the end, here’s how to make a Christmas sign begins. 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 sign takes 15 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.
Painting the Christmas Sign White
Step 1: Painting the Round Piece White for this Simple Idea
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 fast craft project.
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.
Stippling the Sign to Add Texture
Step 2: Stippling to Add Texture to the Project
Here, my next step, using a light stippling motion with the white paint, I stipple the sign idea 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 and is fast.
Adding Character To The Easy Craft Project with a Grain Sac Stencil
Step 3: Add Chracter to the Craft Project with a Stencil
After sanding the holiday sign, use your grain sack stencil from Funky Junk Old Sign Stencils in the color of your choice. Incidentally, I highly recommend these stencils. These are also well made and have many great choices too.
Loading And Off Loading A Stencil Brush When Stenciling
Step 3: Loading the Brush with Paint and Off Loading to Stencil
By the way, when loading your stencil brush it’s very important to off load the brush before stenciling the Christmas sign idea and then begin to pounce your brush. Also, remember, to pounce straight up and down to avoid bleeding.
Making My Own Dark Green Paint to Add to the Stencil
Step 4: Creating Dark Green Paint for the Words on my Project Idea
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 for a great project idea.
Here, using moss green and black paint mixed together for my Christmas idea it gave me my own custom color, a greenish black for the lettering.
Add the Stencil to the Christmas Sign Dark Green Paint
Step 4: Adding the Stencil to my Wood Craft Project
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 and is truly pretty and great for inspiration.
Stenciling Paint in Steps for a Clean Look on the Holiday Project
Step 5: Stenciling in Stages to Keep it Neat and Clean on my Holiday Idea
Because the stenciling needs to be done in stages on this seasonal project, let the paint dry for a second before laying the stencil down again on your sign.
Adding More Character To The Sign By Sanding The Stencils
Step 6: Adding Age By Sanding the Paint
Next, using your sanding sponge lightly sand your stencil to give the words a slightly worn appearance. This also adds more character and gives the sign an old look.
Adding Clear And Dark Waxes for More Age
Step 7: Clear and Dark Wax for an Antique Look
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 sign. Look at the character it adds to this holiday craft in a different picture! The link to the easy craft is at the end of this post.
I hope, you enjoyed this post on how to make a Christmas sign easily and give this easy project a try.