Learn how to make “hand-lettered” DIY Christmas signs (or any kind of sign, really) the EASY WAY!
There’s something about Christmas that brings out my crafty side even more than usual. Making Christmas decor is one of my favorite things! However, sometimes I don’t really want it to have that overtly “handmade look,” you know? I like things to be crisp and clean and sometimes that is hard to achieve when hand making something.
But THAT is exactly where stencils come in! Stencils, particularly vinyl stencils, are the perfect solution to getting crisp, clean handmade DIY Christmas signs every time. Have you ever worked with a vinyl stencil before? Let me walk you through the HOW TO really quick so you can see how awesome they are.
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To make these DIY Christmas signs you will need:
- 17″ wood round (available at Home Depot or Lowes)
- White Acrylic Craft Paint
- Gold Spray Paint
- Vinyl Stencil (make on your own Silhouette or Cricut cutting machines or purchase stencil HERE)
- Foam brushes
STEPS TO MAKING YOUR OWN DIY CHRISTMAS SIGNS!
STEP ONE: Paint wood round with white craft paint and allow to dry.
STEP TWO: Remove backing from stencil, making sure the actual vinyl remains adhered to the transfer tape.
STEP THREE: Position vinyl stencil/transfer tape on top of painted wood round and try to center it as much as possible. Then lay it down completely and burnish it down with the edge of a credit card or similar object.
STEP FOUR: Carefully peel back and remove transfer tape from stencil, making sure the vinyl remains adhered down to the wood as you go.
STEP FIVE: In well ventilated area, spray paint stencil and edges of wood round with gold spray paint. I did two light coats, waiting about 15 minutes in between coats. Allow to dry.
STEP SIX: Remove vinyl stencil from wood. Use tweezers to remove small pieces if necessary.
STEP SEVEN: Enjoy your new DIY Christmas sign!
You can purchase the stencil HERE.
Isn’t it gorgeous? And I would say, start to finish, this will take you about 2 hours to make including drying time! You can make a different design on the back as well and simply flip it over for a different holiday! I’ve made lots of these over the years.
Check out my other round wooden sign designs below!
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