O'Come Let Us Adore Him Stenciled Barnwood Christmas Sign

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I made a barnwood Christmas sign to hang over my front door. It’s a simple DIY project that could be easily customized and would make a great Christmas Gift!

The first thing you need is a piece of barnwood. Barnwood is a hot commodity so if you already have some, consider yourself blessed. But if you need some, scour Craigslist, check on swap and shops and ask around. Every once in a blue moon someone will know someone who is tearing down a barn and if you find that situation, BUY A LOTTO TICKET THAT NIGHT my friend because YOU have hit the jackpot.

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First I “dry brush” the paint on which basically just means I use a little amount of paint and try to skim it over the top of the wood covering about 75%-85% of it.

After the red dried, I rubbed over the black with wax . It does 2 things…. it tones down the red and when put heavily on the edges it just adds more character to the wood:

Check out my blog for the stencil and adhesive I use. For this project I used 2 colors of paint, but you would be totally fine with just one color. You can sponge or brush the colors on. The key is doing it in several thin layers as to alleviate bleeding. And if you get a little bleed, touch it up with some of the red base color on a small artist brush. SIMPLE!

I also added some sparkly gold! My my blog has a video on how I did that!

Mr Magic put hanging wire on the back of the wood for me and hung it over the front door for me. And it’s my new favorite Christmastime wall hanging.
Suggested materials:
  • Barnwood
  • Paint
  • Stencil
Jennifer Allwood
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