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Be Merry DIY Christmas Wood Porch Sign Tutorial

Make a fun and festive DIY Christmas Wood Porch Sign with this easy tutorial.

christmas front porch

Hello! It’s week 3 of Deck the Home and this week’s challenge is wood signs. Signs are one of my favorite things to make.

You can literally whip up a beautiful wood sign in about 20 minutes. This wood serving tray that I made last year would also make a great Christmas Gift.

 

be merry diy christmas sign

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I participated in a fun Christmas Porch Blog Hop this year and went with a traditional Christmas look of red and white.

The first thing I made was this red truck wreath for the front door:

Little red truck wreath with buffalo check bow on front door

It set the stage for a bright and festive porch with lots of buffalo check:

red truck theme christmas porch

 

Do you see those “presents” in front of the bench? They are actually made from scrap wood and are super simple to make.

The only thing missing from my holiday porch was a porch sign! 🙂

So for this wood sign challenge, I decided to make a red and white Be Merry sign.

Let me show you how easy this is to make.

Supplies Needed For DIY Christmas Porch Sign

Instructions

Step 1.

Sand down the board and remove any rough spots. I like the rustic look, so I just gave it a quick sanding.

unfinished wood sign for porch sign

Step 2.

Paint the board with white paint. My board had been painted black previously, so I gave it a solid two coats. Let it dry in between coats.

white paint on porch sign

 

Step 3.

Cut the Be Merry transfer to place on the wood sign.

Be Merry Chalk Couture

Step 4.

“Fuzz” the transfer before placing it on the wood sign. If you have never used Chalk Couture, here is a printable which shows the four simple steps for applying a transfer:

 

chalk couture steps

be merry on wood sign

Step 5.

Use the squeegee to apply the red chalk paste to the transfer.

chalk paste on sign

Step 6.

Remove the transfer and rinse them off with cold water. 

be merry chalked on wood sign

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW FOR THE EASY DIY

BE MERRY CHRISTMAS WOOD SIGN

You can go back and touch up the letters if you like, but I had planned on sanding it anyway, so I left it as is.

I do plan to go back and seal it to protect it from the elements.

You can use wax or clear acrylic sealer.

This easy-to-make wood Christmas sign is the perfect addition to my front porch! 

front porch side view red truck christmas

You can see the full reveal of the Christmas front porch HERE.

christmas front porch

If you are a fan of red and white Christmas decor, you may like this Christmas gnome door hanger:

Christmas Gnome Door Hanger

 

And these Pine Cone Gnome Ornaments:

Christmas gnome ornaments

See More Holiday Wood Sign Projects

Be sure to check out even more Christmas projects below:

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Winter tablescape

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Christmas gift wrapping paper

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Be Merry DIY Christmas Wood Porch Sign Tutorial

Yield: 1 Porch Sign
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20

Learn how to make a festive Christmas wood sign with this step-by-step tutorial.

Materials

  • Wood Board 
  • Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint 
  • Be Merry Reusable Stencil 
  • Chalk Paste Red 
  • Chalk Paste Squeegee

Tools

  • Paint Brush

Instructions

  1. Sand down the board and remove any rough spots.
  2. Paint the board with white paint. Let dry.
  3. Cut the Be Merry transfer to place on the wood sign.
  4. Use the squeegee to apply the red chalk paste to the transfer.
  5. Remove the transfer and rinse them off with cold water.
  6. Touch up the letters if desired.

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Meegan

Thursday 21st of November 2019

I really like your tutorial, Michelle. I haven't tried Chalk Couture. But I am excited to try after seeing your tutorial.

Katrin

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

My porch needs this sign!! Love it!!

Christine

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

I love the porch sign! I need to make one for my front porch! Such a great step by step tutorial!

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