I shared my Christmas mantel for this year HERE and this faux fur PEACE sign is a huge part of it all! So today I’m sharing this DIY Christmas craft with you so you can make your own! I think everyone is craving peace right now and this time of year is focused on what brings peace to the soul… service, love, generosity, kindness and thoughtfulness. I wanted to portray that in my Christmas decor and what better way than a giant sign that says “PEACE” right? You can make this sign any size you’d like, of course, as it all depends on what size wood letters you have. So do you want to make one too?
CHRISTMAS CRAFT: DIY FAUX FUR PEACE SIGN
Here is what you’ll need (some links may be affiliate links, see full disclosure here):
- faux fur (I used 1/2 yard)
- wood letters (I got mine at Target)
- piece of plywood or MDF to the size you want
- 1×2 common boards for framing (enough to wrap around your sign)
- Gold spray paint
- Adhesive spray
- Screws (just long enough to go through your board but not too long to go through your letters)
- long level
- nails/nail gun (that link is to the one I have and I LOVE it!)
STEP ONE: Spray paint your letters and cut your 1×2 boards to size and spray paint them as well. Allow to dry.
STEP TWO: Arrange letters on board how you want them. Use level to get them straight. Make a note of how high up on the board and how far away from the edges lettering is. Lightly trace around each letter with a pencil.
STEP THREE: Drill small pilot holes through board where lettering will be. You really only need one screw to hold letter in place. One screw only also allows you to adjust lettering later to get it perfectly straight.
STEP FOUR: Cut faux fur to size and use spray adhesive to adhere it to board.
STEP FIVE: Arrange the lettering over the top of the faux fur using your previous measurements you noted as your guide. Try to get them as close to their original position as possible.
STEP SIX: Bridge board across two things (I had one end on a table and the other end on a garbage can) to access the underside without dumping off the lettering you have now arranged on top. Then, working from underneath but holding down the letter on the top, drive a screw into the pilot hole you drilled previously. It should not be too hard to get the screw through the faux fur and into the back of your letter. Continue until all letters are secure.
STEP SEVEN: Using your nail gun or just a hammer and nails, tack your frame boards around your sign. Done!
To see the rest of my mantel you can view it HERE.
Happy Christmas crafting!