Stencilled Holiday Sign

Whether you recycle or buy new materials, this DIY holiday sign will spruce up your home for the holidays.


By: Jennifer Hadfield

Materials Needed:

  • 3 pieces of wood: 2 MDF boards cut 1' x 1 1/2' and 1 thin particle board cut 8"x10"
  • letter and snowflake stencils
  • stencil brush
  • crafter’s satin base coat (white)
  • pearl-effect paint (light blue)
  • antique-effect paint
  • red acrylic paint
  • spray glitter
  • glue gun
  • staple gun
  • wood glue, Liquid Nails or any strong adhesive

Assemble Boards

First, attach a thin board to the back of the two shelf pieces. This stabilizes the whole project and makes it easier to hang later. Add a layer of strong glue under the board and then use a staple gun to reinforce the board to the back of the shelf pieces.



Add Paint in Layers

Paint your base coat. Next add a layer of blue pearl paint. Let it dry completely and sand just a bit.



Paint On Stencils

Once the base coat is dry, use your stencils and sponge brushes to write your message. This project was made using a stencil from a Silhouette machine but basic stencils can be used to create the same look. Peel up the stencil.

Antique the Edges

To antique the boards put a small amount of antique-effect paint on a wet paper towel and rub it where the paint was sanded off. Then brush the glitter medium on and let it dry and spray a final coat of gloss enamel over the top.



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