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Vintage Look Christmas Sign

I've become a bit of a sign making fanatic lately. They are such a fun and economical way to decorate your home. I'd been wanting to do a little something on our porch this Christmas. I decided to remove the mirror just for the holidays and make a sign....a large sign. It's much simpler than you might think! decor signs
I completely changed the look of the front porch by just changing out the mirror for the new DIY sign.
I started out with this 24x48" piece of plywood from Home Depot for approximately $14. Sand the top and sides for a smooth surface. Stain the top & sides and then paint with 2 coats of white chalk paint. {More details on the blog}
On my blog you will find the free template to make this exact sign. You will print it out on blockposters.com for free as well.
Using carbon paper, I traced the sign onto the board.
I filled in the letters and graphics using paint pens and acrylic paints.
Distress with fine grit sand paper and apply a sealer. I glittered just the holly leaves with crystal glitter applied with Mod Podge.
I love the new, vintage look for the porch. I think Bentley does, too! You can see the full detailed tutorial as well as a supply list on my blog. Merry Christmas!

To see more: http://www.oursouthernhomesc.com/2015/12/vintage-look-christmas-sign.html

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Dec 7, 2015

    Yay I love this! And Bentley matches perfectly! lol

  • Holly Bertone
    Holly Bertone Alexandria, VA
    on Dec 7, 2015

    Visiting as a fellow #HomeForChristmas blog tour contributor. Beautiful vignette! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Hugs, Holly

  • Gill Moreton
    Gill Moreton United Kingdom
    on Dec 8, 2015

    Absolutely love it. And Bentley is gorgeous too!

  • Greg Paige Roussel
    Greg Paige Roussel Berwick, LA
    on Dec 9, 2015

    This is just perfection!! You are really talented. I love words and signs. I have done some on furniture but You have me wanting to make a sign!! Thx I can tell your Christmas is going to be Merry and Bright

  • Erika Kimmel
    Erika Kimmel Salem, OR
    on Dec 11, 2015

    I just LOVE this!! Thank you for the inspiration! ( =

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