Easy to make signs for Christmas

Holiday signs can be very expensive to buy and you can make your own in no time at all.   There are many ways to do the lettering and if you use stencils you can make your sign in just a half hour or less.


  • a piece of wood (I used a piece of thin fence board)
  • stencils or letters you can trace
  • paint

Step 1.

Decide what you want your sign to say and then lay out your letters so you will know how long to cut your board.  Cut and then paint the board.

Step 2.

I traced my letters from some scrapbooking chipboard letters and then filled them in with paint. An easier way would be to buy stencils and stencil brushes and use that to apply the letters.  If you decide to use stencils and have never done it before it is really simple.  I dip my stencil brush in the paint and then dab it onto a paper plate over and over until much of the paint is off.  If you do this your paint won’t glob and run and your stenciling will be nice and clean.  After you dab off most of the paint just press it down over and over inside the stencil until you’ve filled in the space inside the letter. You may have to re dip your brush to finish each letter but the key to success is to not overload your stencil brush.

Step 3.

After it’s dry take some sandpaper and rough up the surface to give it a time worn look.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.