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DIY Christmas Porch Sign Idea

Prep Time15 mins
Active Time1 hr
Additional Time1 d
Total Time1 d 1 hr 15 mins
Course: DIY with Dana
Yield: 1 Front Porch Christms Sign
Author: dana vento
Cost: $4-6


  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • 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
  • Letters
  • Mod Podge
  • Glue Gun
  • Spray paint Red or Gray or White
  • Optional garland cut into a few 3" pieces


  • Paint the fence board.
    A fence post for the Christmas Sign
  • Allow it to dry up to 6 hours.
    Painted Fence Board and Sealed too
  • Then coat with clear matte spray to seal.
  • Allow setting for about 24 hours total.
  • Paint the letters Welcome, letting them dry.
    Painted Letters
  • 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.
    Lining letters up
  • 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.
    Mod Podge Letters to seal
  • Let this dry.
  • Then, add a few 'chunks' of garland wherever you feel they fit best.
    Garland to the Christmas Sign
  • Attach with glue.
  • Using the staple gun, attach the sign via the back of the painted post.
    Attaching Truck to Christmas Front Porch Sign
  • Take the bulbs and pull them together with a sparkly pipe cleaner, then staple them to the sign as well.
    Attach bulbs
  • Display the sign on your front porch or inside your entry.
    Enjoy your DIY Christmas Porch Sign


Do allow the painted objects all to thoroughly dry.
When I was taking the photos the Mod Podge was still setting (please note)
You can eliminate Garland, add more bulbs or add other baubles as desired.
Change the post color to match your scheme and ideas.
Find items like the sign at a local dollar store of some sort or shop yearly clearances to find great items discounted.
Also, you can stencil the letters if you prefer.
For an even bigger impact, add material to the post just make sure to coat to make it water resistant