This stenciled Christmas wood sign makes a great statement piece on your front porch!
I’ve been getting a little antsy with my Christmas decorations for the past couple of years. They just don’t seem to suit me anymore, and I’m feeling the need for a complete overhaul. But there’s that little thing called a budget. Bummer, eh??
Last year, I gave away a ton of decorations that I had just outgrown. Then after Christmas, I hit up a lot of sales to try to get my collection into happy, bright colors. When I pulled everything out this year, I knew I was on the right track, but I still have a loooong ways to go!
So, I decided to make some of my decorations! There’s a little spot on my front porch that normally holds a rocking chair, so I can sit with my lemonade in the summer and pretend I’m a little old lady watching the neighborhood rugrats. But we put that rocking chair away around the end of October and it doesn’t come out again until Spring, so my little corner of the porch always looks so empty.
I decided to make a big impact piece for my porch and I love it!
I wasn’t planning on it being so hard to photograph, but the gold is sooo SHINY! It’s BRIGHT! heehee
I haven’t been shy about my love for all things blue and green, so I stuck to my favorites and added some gold in for some holiday bling!
I started with a piece of wood I had in our garage. I didn’t bother cutting it or doing anything really except wiping it down and then painting it white.
Then I cut some gold vinyl with my favorite paper trimmer. I use this paper trimmer soooo much! I applied the gold vinyl stripes around all of the edges.
Then it was time to stencil! I decided on this Herringbone Shuffle Christmas Stencil from Royal Design Studios because I loved the quirkiness of it, and I know I can re-use it other places too!
After I painted the top half of the board, I just shifted my stencil down for the bottom. There are hash marks on the stencils so you can line everything up, but I just lined up some of the previously painted sections until they were straight and then used stencil tape to tape it to the board.
After it was completely dry, I used my Silhouette to cut out “Merry and Bright” using more gold vinyl and then adhered it.
This thing is enormous and I love it! It’s the perfect colors and will be easy to store! I’ll just slide it along the wall of my storage room and look forward to next year when I can pull it out again!
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