Wooden Letter Holiday Sign
This inexpensive holiday wall hanging is surprisingly simple to make yourself.
- 9" MFD letters (N-O-E-L)
- brown and red acrylic paint (this project uses Raw Umber and Crimson)
- glue gun
- 2 large pieces of cardboard
Lay Out Letters
Set out your letters to make sure you like the arrangement and spacing, and to get a sense of how the project will look when it's complete.
Create Weathered-Wood Look
To create a faux weathered-wood look, use two different shades of acrylic paints; these letters were painted with Raw Umber and Crimson. Paint the letters first with the Raw Umber and while they are still tacky and not yet dry, go over them with the Crimson.
Smudge While Still Wet
Once you have both layers in place, smudge them together, add more paint here and there and have fun until the look is antiqued to your liking. You're going for a rich, deep look with these letters. If you keep messing with the paint while it's wet and still drying, you'll get this rich gorgeous look.
Glue In Place
When your letters are completely dry, arrange them how you want on a piece of cardboard. Place another piece of cardboard on the front of the letters to help flip them over. Now you are ready to glue your letters in place. Take your glue gun and fill all the gaps with hot glue.
Dry & Hang
When your glue is set, simply place a few strategic nails on your wall and hang the sign. You've got a cute sign that cost you the price of your letters and a bit of your time.