Are you like me and already planning how to decorate your house for Christmas?? There is no shame in wanting a little extra Christmas spirit, especially with how difficult 2020 has been! I absolutely LOVE this Merry Christmas Sign DIY Farmhouse Decor, and seriously can’t wait to show you how I made it!
Watch the replay
If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve probably already watched me make this super cute DIY Christmas Decor during a LIVE video in October, but you might not have had the supplies ready to make this easy Christmas DIY craft with me.
If you want to craft along or see my chippy technique, you can watch the replay!
For this project, I will be using these items but you can substitute where you want.
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- Dollar Tree Merry Lettering
- Apple Barrel Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint
- Blue Buffalo Check Ribbon
- Wise Owl Furniture Salve
- Popsicle Sticks
- Quart Paint Stick
- 4 5-gallon paint stirrers
- Folkart White Chalk Paint
- 2 Googly Eyes
- 1 button
- White Jute Twine
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Heat gun
- Chippy brush 1-inch
- Arrow Fastener Stapler
Let’s get started
Alright, to make this Merry Christmas Sign DIY Farmhouse Decor, you are going to start with the 5-gallon paint stirrers from Home Depot.
I stained these with the Apple Barrel Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint. To give the wood a stained finish rather than a painted look, I spray the wood with water first, then pour the paint directly onto the wood and spread it with a baby wipe.
Let them dry (I speed up the drying process by using a heat gun) and then secure them together by hot gluing the popsicle sticks to the back.
I alternated the paint stirrers because on one end of each they have the little divets on the side.
Next, you’re going to paint the Dollar Tree Merry lettering. I used the same Apple Barrel Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint, but simply painted the letters instead of staining them.
I knew I wanted to give the letters a chippy finish, so once the paint was dry, I applied some of the Wise Owl Furniture Salve to random places on the wood.
The areas that have the furniture salve are where you are going to have the “chippy” look.
Once you’ve added the furniture salve to the areas that you want the paint to be chippy, paint the Dollar Tree Merry letters with the Folkart White Chalk Paint.
Allow the coat to mostly dry (it will still be wet where you added the furniture salve), then use your putty knife to pull the wet paint off and drag it back over the same areas.
If you’re not quite sure what I mean, definitely watch the replay because I walk you through exactly how I got the chippy finish.
Once the letters are completely dry, hot glue them onto the 5-gallon paint stirrers.
The finishing touches
Now it is time to add the small details that really bring this Christmas DIY Decor together!
First, I hot glued a strip of ribbon around each end of the paint stirrers.
Next, I gave the reindeer on the Y of the Dollar Tree Merry letting a little face by. hot gluing two googly eyes and a brown button as a nose.
Then I hot made a little bow from the white jute twine and hot glued it onto the reindeer’s antler.
Finally, I stapled 2 of the quart paint sticks onto the back of the 5-gallon paint stirrers to allow this Merry Christmas Sign DIY Farmhouse Decor to be hung in my house!
I chose not to add a rope or twine hanger like I usually do, so this easy DIY could really be put anywhere in your home!
You could hang it on the wall, sit it on a shelf, or lay it on a table. The possibilities are endless!
I hope you enjoyed this DIY craft as much as I did and decide to make one for yourself! I would love to see how yours turns out!
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If you loved this DIY you might also like this DIY Christmas Tree Shelf Decor!
Thanks for stopping by! XOXO Amber
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