If you don’t already know, I love the holiday season. I love glitter just as much. Might as well meld the two into something awesome, right? So I spotted some awesome Christmas decor online when going through a bought of insomnia. So I’m not sure exactly which site it was, but I did discover that the work was by Primitives by Kathy. Turns out that I wasn’t able to get the signs in time for Christmas without a hefty shipping tag. Such is the life when living in Korea. Any who, figured that I could easily make my own DIY wood Christmas signs.
It’s pretty easy if you have all the materials. I cut out the Christmas phrases with my Silhouette, prepped and painted my wood and hoped for the best. If it was a bust, at least it didn’t cost me a single penny since I didn’t have to buy anything new.
I painted the wood in Martha’s “Wet Cement”, which is a very pale gray. Love it. Once it was super dry, I laid my vinyl stencil on the wood. (Forgot to take photos of the steps. Oops!)
Once it was in place and I got all the bubbles removed, I put down a nice even coat of decoupage glue. Then went to town on the glitter. You can never have too much in my opinion.
I chose four different phrases. I wanted my red and white tree to be sassy, so I went with “Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle” and “Santa, I can explain”. For our silver and green tree I did “Let it snow” and “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”.
The silver glitter is a little difficult to see in photos, but easy to read in person. I peeled the stencil off while the glue was still tacky so it wouldn’t accidentally take off chunks of glittered glue with it. Peeling tape + dried paint = recipe for jagged edges.
I sealed these with polycrylic to keep the glitter from flaking and put these little DIY wood Christmas signs into our first floor trees and called it good. I love that it adds interest to the tree and that it’s not your typical tree ornament.
Do you put anything besides ornaments on your tree? I’ve got some ideas brewing for our bedroom trees. So many trees, so little time!
Need some Christmas inspiration? Here are a few other holiday/seasonal posts to get you in the spirit!