DIY Christmas Welcome Sign
When I am out and shopping I can’t help but be inspired by decorations that I see.
Often, I’ll look at the holiday decor and think to myself, “I can just make that and make it how I want it!”
Today’s DIY Outdoor Christmas Porch Sign Idea was created when I was picking up some cleaning supplies in a retails store.
The item that I found, inspired my Christmas and Holiday spirit.
In fact, my mind immediately left the cleaning aisle and went into crafting and DIY mode.
Now I will be able to share my latest DIY Christmas Porch Sign is one of many variations I’ve created.
DIY Christmas Porch Signs are not hard to make and add a bit of warmth to the decor.
Merriment is always welcome and crafting can help you add charm and warmth to your front door area.
DIY Christmas Porch Sign
So here is the piece that started everything, a simple hanging sign.
But, when I looked at this, I knew it had so much more potential than just hanging on a wall.
It’s shiny, and festive without being a Santa.
Really it screams Tree Farm, but yet winter and Christmas all in one.
Those shiny wheels on the truck caught my eye.
When I looked at the Tree Farm Truck, I knew that this needed to be a welcoming piece of decor.
How to integrate the Tree Farm Truck sign into a Christmas Porch Sign just kept bouncing through my mind.
Wide, Narrow, Red, Green?
Eyeing the sign, I noted that the white and silver of the truck offered the option to change the normal hues of the Holiday season.
First, this simple DIY Christmas Porch Sign can be used for more than just Christmas.
In fact, it can be displayed for the Winter Season, depending on how you style it.
Next, I decided to paint it black, rather than the normal red or green of the holiday season.
Choosing black allows it to blend into the background, around holiday decor, yet be displayed prominently.
Once the holiday passes, I can leave the DIY Christmas Porch Sign out leaving a little bit of the holiday to savor.
Painting & Wood
I’ve made so many different front porch signs, that I wanted to try something different this time.
This time I purchased a fence picket.
A whopping $1.52 at Home Depot!
No, I did not sand it.
Instead, I painted it using exterior paint and then applied a matte exterior gloss, and then began my crafting process.
Honestly, I prefer spray paint because I can get done much faster and there are no brushes to clean.
Where Are You Gonna Put It?
Really consider where you will put your freshly crafted DIY Christmas sign.
Do you have space for it on your front porch?
Or do you want to place it by the garage door entrance?
What if you place it indoors?
Consider placement for many reasons, such as what items you are going to place on the Christmas Porch sign.
Will they stay on the sign or will they blow away?
Can you secure it on your front porch?
Is there a location that needs a bit of holiday outside or inside of your home?
This is where you want to place the DIY Christmas Porch Sign.
Here’s the How-To Craft This DIY Christmas Porch Sign
DIY Christmas Porch Sign Idea
- Glue Gun
- Staple Gun
- Paint brushes
- 1 Wooden Fence Picket
- Black Exterior Spray Paint
- Exterior Matte Clear Sealant
- 1 hanging sign about 1 foot wide by 8" Wide
- A few bulbs
- sparkly pipe cleaner
- Mod Podge
- Glue Gun
- Spray paint Red or Gray or White
- Optional garland cut into a few 3" pieces
- Paint the fence board.
- Allow it to dry up to 6 hours.
- Then coat with clear matte spray to seal.
- Allow setting for about 24 hours total.
- Paint the letters Welcome, letting them dry.
- Once dry, coat with clear matte coating spray.
- This should set and dry as long as the fence board that was painted.
- Trial run, lining the letters on signpost for spacing before you GLUE or mod podge.
- Next, line up the sign with the picket and sign.
- See how they fit together.
- Also, place the letters on to see how they will line up once glued.
- Appropriately space each letter and then affix with glue.
- Letter by letter, glue, and space.
- At the end of the word WELCOME stop.
- Space and add a fun sticker with a glue gun.
- Once all the letters and stickers are attached, coat with mod podge.
- Let this dry.
- Then, add a few 'chunks' of garland wherever you feel they fit best.
- Attach with glue.
- Using the staple gun, attach the sign via the back of the painted post.
- Take the bulbs and pull them together with a sparkly pipe cleaner, then staple them to the sign as well.
- Display the sign on your front porch or inside your entry.