I’m using these beautiful basswood rounds to create this fun Christmas craft! These signs are perfect for hanging on the front door, propping up on the mantle, or putting just about anywhere you can think of! Plus, they are so simple to make and only require a few supplies! Make sure you get the free template at the end of this post to make them yourself!
The paint is from DecoArt and the beautiful slices of gorgeous wood is from Walnut Hollow.The wood slice makes the perfect base for any craft. With the holiday season upon us, I decided to show you how I created these cute, versatile little signs!
A little bit about the companies I worked with on this project. DecoArt ships their products around the world! If you need a great quality paint for crafting and home decor, this is it! Their paints can be used on furniture, glass, paper, wood, metal and more. Just find the correct medium for your surface.
Walnut Hollow offers an amazing variety of wood pieces that can be used for crafts like this, but also make beautiful decor all on their own. They have everything from making your own clock to kid friendly projects!
The paint used on this one was the DecoArt craft paint in Warm White.
After painting the wood I let it dry for about 30-45 minutes in order to have a smooth finish without any bubbles. In the meantime, I printed out the template for the next step. This Merry Christmas sign below was painted with the DecoArt chalkboard paint.
For the black background: I took the template and flipped it over. On the backside I rubbed chalk all over the paper. Then, I flipped it around and positioned the letters where I wanted them. Using a pencil, I traced the letters. The chalk acted as a transfer and stenciled the letters right onto the paint.
Then all I had to do was take a paintbrush and fill it in!
The DecoArt paint used on this “Let it Snow” sign is Ash Grey Color stain with just a bit of the Chocolate Color Stain added for a bit of warmth. If a color isn’t working for my taste I usually end up mixing colors. This was the paint that was used for the background. The wording was painted with the Warm White acrylic craft paint.
For the lighter background: The chalk doesn’t work well for this white paint. Tracing it on a light background won’t work. Instead, use tracing paper and a pencil! Place the template down with the tracing paper behind it and directly on top of the wood. Trace the outline of the words with a pencil or pen. Warm White was used on the background with the chalk paint used for the wording.
Once I let all the final paint dry, I added the little embellishments to give them that extra pop.
I was lucky enough to be able to teach this craft at the Enlighten Retreat a little while ago and had such a blast doing so! I love how the finished product turned out! They are the perfect way to add a little rustic vibe to your Christmas decor while still staying modern.
Thank you DecoArt and Walnut Hollow for your amazing products.
All projects and opinions on this post are mine.
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Posted on November 16, 2016
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