How to make a Christmas sign is a quick and easy craft. By the way, this also makes a wonderful gift!
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 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.
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 Christmas signs with two coats ASCP Old white, let dry in between coats.
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.
Incidentally. I began using the sanding sponge to lightly sand the edges, this adds even more character to this Christmas project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Adding More Character To The Sign By Sanding The Stencils
Next, using your sanding sponge lightly sand your Christmas stencil to give the words a slightly worn appearance. This also adds more character.
Adding Clear And Dark Waxes
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!
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