Easy Farmhouse Christmas Sign
Note from Laurie: my friend Cheree made this DARLING sign for Christmas and I'm completely obsessed with it! Here's how you can make it too.
I've been searching for a farmhouse style craft for the holidays and found just what I needed on Pinterest ~ I was just in love with this idea!
So, I headed to Hobby Lobby and bought a pre-made board, but realized I really wanted it a wee bit bigger!
Thankfully, my sweet husband mentioned SHIPLAP, and I realized that was what I wanted, so off we headed to Home Depot.
Now, if the idea of cutting and nailing involved scares you, just skip on over this part and get yourself a pre-made board like this one right HERE.
It's okay to give yourself a little grace on that part. 🙂
Here's what you'll need to get started for the Easy Farmhouse Christmas Sign:
- 8 foot Shiplap board
- 8 foot 1 x 2 inch board
- 1 inch finishing nails
- Ivory chalk paint (or acrylic) and dark wax (or brown acrylic) and brushes
- Red acrylic paint
- Small grapevine wreath
- Christmas greenery pick (or you could totally use fresh greenery from your yard)
- 1.5 inch wired Christmas ribbon
- Jingle bells or an ornament you may already have
Piece your shiplap together (you'll need to cut off one end where the shiplap has a little tongue groove so the board will be even).
Turn it over and place your 1 x 2 inch pieces evenly across the back and start nailing. Be sure to hold the board tightly together so it will be straight.
Next, give your board a good 2 coats of chalk paint (or acrylic or whatever type you prefer). I used some chalk paint in an ivory color that I already had on hand.
Learn from my mistake here and wax or dry brush on a darker color at this point BEFORE you stencil on your J and Y.
Trust me on this (especially if you are using wax). Wax and acrylic paint do not mix, just fyi! I used dark wax I had leftover from another project.
I made my own stencil letters out of poster board and it worked ok, but not great. I ended up having to really clean up my letters after I stenciled them. (I wonder if a Silhouette Cutting machine would come in handy for those letters???)
For the wreath, I happened upon a piece of grapevine on clearance at a local decorating store. You might be able to find something similar at the Dollar Tree. I really LOVE this little wreath, it just makes me happy!
I cut the grapevine and formed it into a circle and hot glued in a cute Christmas pick I found at Hobby Lobby. I wired on a simple bow and an adorable jingle bell ornament, hammered in a small nail and hung the wreath.
I'm just tickled with how this Easy Farmhouse Christmas Sign turned out!
Looking for a bit more Christmas inspiration???
- My Dollar Tree Christmas Tree (& A Tiny Christmas Home Tour…)
- Our Hodge Podge Christmas Tree
- Dollar Tree Gifts To Give
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