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I love decorating for the holidays. This year I decided I wanted a few new decorations around the house. Today I am excited to share with you this super easy to make wooden holiday sign I made for our home. It only takes a couple of hours (and most of that is waiting for paint to dry). These craft would make a great gift exchange gift or a gift to your Christmas loving friends. Even if you aren’t crafty, you can easily make this wooden holiday sign full of holiday cheer.
I had these wood signs I had purchased at Walmart over the summer. I still had not put it to use. So after I made our faux fireplace, and realized there was a big empty spot on the mantle, I decided to make this sign. I already had the right letters to spell out bell, so I headed to my local craft store and found these whimsical letters to spell out JINGLE.
I also picked up some red rope and several cans of glitter spray paint.
Can I just tell you I love this glitter spray paint by Krylon? Seriously, I am not a patient person so a mutli-step use modpodge, add glitter, repeat type method does not work for me. I also don’t have the time to hand paint each letter, so this worked great.
For the backboard, I spray painted it the same color as the faux fireplace, and then sprayed on this stardust glitter paint (clear with glitter).
Then I chose what colors I wanted to paint which letters. In retrospect, I probably should have included some red in the word BELLS, but I thought the ribbon would make up for it.
I spray painted the letters and some bells
After the letters and bells dried, I tied the rope/ribbon to the bells and glued them in place.
After that I placed everything on the board. When I liked the placement I glued it in place.
I felt like something was missing from the other side, so I added a snowflake that matched the ones on my DIY Rustic Candles with interchangeable embellishments.
After I had glued everything on I used a sealant made specifically for glitter paint. It helps all the glitter in so it doesn’t flake off. This is super important. If you have worked with glitter you know it tends to get everywhere. While glitter paint isn’t as bad as plain glitter, it still does get flaky. This holds it in really well.
Once that dried, it was ready to go on our new mantle.
I am loving both the fireplace and my sign! It is so much fun to add some handmade items to our holiday decorations.