I just love handpainted signs, especially around the holidays. Today, I wanted to share this easy DIY handpainted Christmas sign. I’ve included a free printable stencil so no lettering skills are necessary!
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Supplies needed to create this DIY handpainted Christmas sign:
- 6 inch wood block or panel (These are the ones I used here).
- Blue, white, red and green acrylic paint
- Free printable Merry Christmas stencil
The first step is to paint the wood block a light blue color. I achieved this shade by mixing white with a tiny bit of blue acrylic paint.
I was going for more of a rustic, washed out look so I only lightly painted the wood block so that some of the wood grain would show through.
While you’re waiting for the paint to dry, print out the free printable Merry Christmas stencil here. (The stencil measures 6 inches wide) Trim the excess paper. I use this paper cutter for my projects.
Turn the paper over and rub chalk on the entire backside. Make sure to use a color that is dark enough to stand out on your wood block.
Carefully turn the piece of paper over and place on top of the wood block. Use some masking tape at the top to hold in place.
Next, using a pen or sharp pencil, trace the letters. Take a peek before you get too far to make sure that the chalk is transferring.
If done correctly, it should look something like the photo below. It’s totally okay if the lettering doesn’t look too dark or have perfect lines, you can clean it up when you’re filling in with paint.
Using red and green paint, carefully fill in each letter and watch your DIY handpainted Christmas sign come to life!
Afterwards, I also went back in with some white paint to create small snowflakes in the background.
Display your sign as decor in your home, or give as a gift!