December may have just begun, but we all know it seems to fly by. If you are looking for fast gifts, decorations or craft show ideas, then I have an idea for you. Make Christmas signs using all those scrap wood pieces you just couldn’t bring yourself to throw away when you finished a project.
I’m sure I can’t be the only one that thinks these leftovers will have a future purpose. If I am, then I am hoping this project will change your mind.
I have made similar signs for other occassions, but I thought it was time to create an updated version for Christmas.
Things You Will Need:
Christmas word stencils
Red and white acrylic paint
Paintbrush and stencil brush
Needle nose pliers
What To Do:
Make or purchase Christmas word stencils. Over the years I have made my own with either my Cricut or Silhouette. You can also create your own by enlarging a font to the size desired, printing out the words on card stock and cutting the letters out using a craft knife. Note: When making your stencils, create bridges. Letters that have an inner space that will fall out when cut, need a bridge to hold the space in place.
After creating your stencils, cut scrap wood boards approximately 2″ longer than each word stencil. Tip: Write the cut dimension in the corner of your stencil to make your life a little easier when making more signs later.
Dry brush one side of the boards with either red or white acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry.
Stencil the word using the opposite color (red/white) than the dry brushing.
Allow the paint to dry.
No matter how long the board, drill two holes approximately 1/2″ below the top edge and 4″ apart in the center of the top edge.
Cut a 10″ length of baling wire. Insert the ends through the holes from the back to the front. Pull the ends through with approximately 1/2″ extending on the front. Bend the back arch up. Bend the two ends up on the front of the signs.
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