Are you ready for the holidays? Today I am re-sharing one of my favorite past projects. This pretty DIY Winter Woodland Sign is one of my favorite holiday projects and is oh so easy to make. I love simple, rustic home decor especially when I can incorporate it into the holidays. I love the rustic touch and I kind of have a thing for diy signs if you couldn’t tell. 🙂
This sign is super easy and I’m going to show you how to make one of your own!
Here are the supplies you need to make your own DIY Woodland Sign:
- 1 piece 1 x 3 x 6 ft common wood cut into 3 pieces of 17.5″ lengths each
- 2 pieces 1 x 1.5 x 10 common wood (for back bracing pieces)
- hammer and nails or nailgun
- sandpaper or sander
- dark walnut stain
- white acrylic craft paint
- paint brush
- poly or sealer
- 2 yards jute
Step 1: To start you’ll want to create your board. I wanted a pieced together look so I chose to nail some boards together. You could also just use a solid piece of wood 30″ wide 17.5″ in length. For the piecing, you’ll take a 1 x 3 x 6ft common board cut into 3 lengths of 17.5″. You’ll also want to have 2 pieces of 1 x 1.5 x 10 to brace as backing. (You can also buy a similar remade board here)
Step 2: Now you’ll nail it together. I used simple flat nails and a hammer to attach it together. After you get it nailed together you’ll want to sand it down and then stain it.
Step 3: After the stain is cured, you’re ready to paint. I am not talented with freehand so I created a (messy) stencil with my craft cutter and self adhesive vinyl. If you don’t have a cutting machine you can try the freezer method for stenciling.
Step 4: When you have your stencil placed you can start painting. To avoid a lot of paint bleeding it helps to use a paint dauber with a blotting method using a minimum of paint. You can layer it if you need it more opaque.
Step 5: When the paint is dry you can remove the stencil and seal your board. Now tie on some jute for a fun rustic touch. Tying jute around the wood adds a rustic touch!And there you have it, a beautiful rustic woodland winter sign.
What do ya think? Cute right? I’m pretty much in love with it and I think I might make a few to give as gifts as well. One more reason I love these and they can stay out all winter since they are holiday specific. I get so excited when fall hits about all the fun holidays to decorate for…but usually by the time January hits I’m ready for some decorating stability. 🙂
My main tool for this project was my silhouette cameo! You can find it here. (affiliate link)
Silhouette Cameo — Starter Bundle
This post was originally shared on Live, Laugh, Rowe 11/25/14.
Janet reed says
Would you mind sharing the fonts you used on this project and the be thankful one? Thanks!!
Hi Janet, the font I used was Carolyna Pro Black Regular and I just added in snowflakes svg files I purchased from the silhouette store online. Hope that helps. 🙂
Love this sign! Do you have a printable/download availble for it? Thanks
Sorry Dawn, I don’t have a download available for this.
What kind of craft cutter do you use/have and where would one find adhesive vinyl to make the stencil from? I love this project and would like to try it.
I use a Silhouette Cameo and you can purchase the vinyl from the same company. Just google search for Silhouette America. You can find the machines at craft stores too such as Michaels, Hobby Lobby etc. There is also a vinyl shop called Expressions Vinyl that has tons of vinyl to choose from too!
Thanks for getting back to me.
May I ask one more question. Do you use the removable or permanent vinyl? I don’t want it to bleed, but I also want to be able to remove it.
What kind of wood did you use? Is it stained?
Hi Rosemary, I used a basic pine from home depot, and I used a minwax stain in dark walnut. Hope that helps!
What computer system did you use to make this sign? I would love to make one for myself
Hi Erin, I use a macbook and my silhouette machine to create the stencil for this project. You can find the link at the bottom of the post above for more info.
Your projects are always so lovely!!
Thank you so much!