From a Plain Bulletin Board to an Illuminated Christmas Miracle!

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I had a vision...


My mantel needed a focal point for Christmas, so I was going to create this night scene on a painted black backdrop with mini lights posing as twinkling stars in the night.


However, as I worked further on the project, that all changed. (they always do...)


It became bigger... and BETTER!


Rather than boards, I grabbed an old bulletin board I had in my stash instead.


I then messed with an easy-to-use stencil in such a (good) way that created a NEW design, and the mini lights would now highlight the sign in a much more meaningful way...


Here's how it turned out and how it looks on the now Christmas mantel!


Hard to believe that's a bulletin board, isn't it?

from a plain bulletin board to an illuminated christmas miracle

I started with a 24 x 36 bulletin board I had in my stash. It got a coat of my fav black (Fusion Mineral) paint and then it was onto the next step.

from a plain bulletin board to an illuminated christmas miracle

A Christmas Trees stencil was used to create the image as it was originally intended for.


But... I had this brainstorm that had to be played out...


You get that, right?


I Imagined the trees compiled into one BIG tree... would it work?


Oh yes, I did ask that many times over.


Stencil is from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils HERE

from a plain bulletin board to an illuminated christmas miracle

Well look at that! I loved the outcome! It's pretty already!


However with a little chippy wood and a string of mini lights, it was time to add extra details to truly bring out major festive bling.

from a plain bulletin board to an illuminated christmas miracle

Holes were drilled into each of the stenciled trees, then white mini lights were pulled in from behind.


Again and again and again.

from a plain bulletin board to an illuminated christmas miracle

Then I stood up, stood back and gasped... it was really working!


They don't always...

from a plain bulletin board to an illuminated christmas miracle

And here is where this illuminated Christmas Trees sign ended up!

from a plain bulletin board to an illuminated christmas miracle

That's quite the bulletin board, huh? Wonder what the office supply place would say to this outcome...


Does this inspire you to illuminate a DIY sign of your own?


(visit the original blog post HERE for the full tutorial and stencil details)

Suggested materials:

  • Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils  (https://www.funkyjunksoldsignstencils.com/)
  • Fusion Mineral Paint  (https://fusionmineralpaint.com/where-to-buy/)
  • 24 x 36 bulletin board  (thrift store find)
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  • Vilma
    Yesterday

    Love it

  • Vonna Stanley
    2 hours ago

    Simply beautiful.I love everything about it ,wish i was that talented.I love that it is not over glamed .But i think it would also look beautiful with colored lights.

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