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Wooden Letter Holiday Sign

This inexpensive holiday wall hanging is surprisingly simple to make yourself.

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Materials Needed:

  • 9" MFD letters (N-O-E-L)
  • brown and red acrylic paint (this project uses Raw Umber and Crimson)
  • paintbrush
  • 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.

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