Hi all! I am joining up with a blog hop hosted by Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com. Take a look at my Joy Christmas Sign for this blog hop, but make sure to stick with me until the end so you can check out what other bloggers have been up to this Christmas. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
This sign sits with the rest of my A Very Merry Christmas Display I made for this year. Make sure to check out the other projects in the display as well.
I am in love with signs! All sorts of signs and I am starting to make more of them as I get better at using my Silhouette Cameo. This Joy Christmas Sign is super easy and cheap. Even if you don’t have a cutting machine you can just print the letters out and trace.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR JOY CHRISTMAS SIGN
- 1- 1X4
- Thin plywood/wooden lath strip
- Wood glue
- White Chalk Paint
- Red acrylic paint
CUTS NEEDED TO MAKE JOY CHRISTMAS SIGN
- 2 – 1X4 cut at 24 inches
- 4 – Pressed plywood or wood laths cut at 4 1/2 and 5/12 inches
STEPS TO MAKE JOY CHRISTMAS SIGN
For projects like these that requires very little amount of wood I search my scrap pile or the scrap pile at the hardware store. Often I can get scrap wood for free or highly discounted. I made all of these Christmas projects, the Noel Wood Blocks, Christmas Wood Tags, Monogram Stocking Holders all out of scrap wood. So I definitely never throw any wood away. I also had a couple small random pieces of pressed plywood and laths left from another project that I used to attach to the back the 1x4s.
Step 1) I started out by sanding the two 1x4s. I then placed the boards face down and lined them up with a square. I glued and nailed the pressed plywood and laths to the back of the 1×4 boards. I didn’t measure this part I just eyed it.
Step 3) I used my Silhouette Cameo to make a stencil for the letters using contact paper. I positioned the letters on the boards and painted about 5 coats of red acrylic paint. Then I sanded the letters.
Step 4) For the final step I mixed black paint and water, 1:4 ratio. I painted it on the boards and let it sit for a few seconds and then wiped it off with a paper towel. I repeated this until I achieved the a grayed/aged look I was going for.
Thanks for sticking around and checking out my Joy Christmas Sign. Now hang on a bit and see what several other amazing bloggers are up to this Christmas. Use the #homeforchristmas to see on social media.