Decorating Cheat ~ Merry Christmas Sticker Sign

December 5, 2013


How To Make A Merry Christmas Sticker Sign

Earlier this fall, I made a sign celebrating the season with a cheap wall art sticker. I just placed it on a painted pine board and I had a custom sign. It was a quick, easy and inexpensive DIY project with rock star results.


I mentioned that come holiday time I would flip the board over and use the back to create a Christmas sign...and that's just what I did.

Easy DIY Christmas Wooden Sign

I picked up another pretty sticker (there were several to choose from) and painted the back of the board a soft ivory color.  I turned the board upside down, so that the top of the board would be ivory, matching the Christmas sign and when flipped for fall, it would be orange.


I did paint the sides ivory. I may have to paint them orange next fall...or I may be ready for a new sign by then and repaint the whole board a completely different color. At two bucks a sticker, I can afford to be frivolous!


When the paint was dry, I added the sticker. I could've been done there, but this sign was just asking for a little more, so I dabbed a bit of red paint around the perimeter of the board.

It's a very subtle detail, but adds a little kick.

Make A Wooden Christmas Sign

*One important note...in certain lights, a bit of shine can be seen coming off the sticker itself. This can be eliminated by using a coat of clear sealer or decoupage gel. I did not do this, since it doesn't bother me and as I stated earlier, I am fickle.  I want to be able to remove the sticker and replace it. If you are looking for a more permanent piece, I would seal it.


I am very happy with the way this one turned out. It certainly is festive!

Make An Easy Merry Christmas Wooden Sign


What do you think, does it look like $2.00 décor?



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39 comments:

  1. Completely and totally awesome, as usual, Kim--and no, it does not look like a $2 decoration! Dee :)

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    1. Thanks Dee, you are always so kind! :) Kim

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  2. Oh now you're just showing off Kim! LOL Love this idea. You're so smart. And the whole turning-it-upside-down thing... I never would've thought to do it that way. Love the results!! ~Sally

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    1. Thanks Sally! You made me laugh! :) The turning it upside down thing came out of my obsession with saving money and my lack of storage space! Thanks for the comment!

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  3. I love this! What a great idea to paint the edge to match the side that is showing. I will have to try pin this and try it! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much Candace~ I love getting pinned! If you try it let me know! Thanks for taking a peek! :)

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  4. Looks great and I love the wreath!
    -Shelley

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    1. Thanks so much...I love the wreath, too! Made it over a year ago and I am still in love with it! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. Kim- Sure doesn't look like a $2.00 project to me! I absolutely LOVE it!!!! Perfect~ xo Diana

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    1. Thanks so much, Diana~ When it comes to home décor I may be cheap, but I sure don't want it to look that way! ;)

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  6. Oh what a pretty idea! I love how it looks in your beautiful kitchen...adds a perfect holiday accent:) I also love the little wreaths on your lighted cabinet....beautiful touch! Happily following you back through GFC! Happy Holidays! Hugs, Poppy

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    1. Poppy, thanks for much for your sweet comments and thanks for following back! That was super sweet as well!

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  7. I love this Christmas Sign, and the fact that it does double duty for Autumn is genius. You are beautifully creative!!

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    1. Joy, your lovely comment just totally made my day! I hope you are having a lovely day, as well! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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  8. What a pretty sign! I'd love for you to drop by and link up at our Holiday link party if you can: http://www.urbanejane.com/2013/12/holiday-glam-link-party.html
    Have a wonderful rest of the weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Jane, I appreciate the invite and I'll check it out for sure! :) Have a festive week!

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  9. That's such a smart idea. The sign is so cute and the size is great. Your kitchen is one of my favorites!

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    1. Thanks Stacey~ I am getting hooked on these sticker signs! Every DIY should be this easy! :)

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  10. This is my first time stopping in and what a great first impression! I love this!

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    1. Thanks Corrine! That's high praise and I am truly flattered! :)

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  11. It looks very professional and not like a $2 decor! Thanks for sharing this Kim!

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    1. Thanks Johnnie! This was so easy and the sticker is so pretty, it was hard to mess it up!

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  12. This turned out really cute! Thanks for linking up to DIY Sunday Showcase!!

    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Shelly~ I really like this project, too! It was so easy to get a great result! :)

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  13. You are so clever, I adore this idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty! I really liked this project, too...it was just so easy!

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  14. Great idea and it looks perfect where you placed it.

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    1. Thanks so much! I have to admit, I like it there, too...going to be hard to take it down! :)

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    1. Try it, Audra..it was so super easy! :)

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  16. I cannot find these stickers at my Michael's! I searched all over when you posted about your Autumn sign. I even asked for help while I was there and employees couldn't find them either! Where did you find them??

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    1. That is a bummer! They had them in two of my Michael's stores in both fall and winter, several different styles in fact. They are the Celebrate It brand. They were hanging in the middle of the holiday décor areas. I am in the northeast, but I would think they carry them across the country. I googled them to no avail, but I did just post on the Michael's FB page to see if I could get any answers that way! I will keep you posted!
      A friend of mine just used the idea to made a sign and she picked up her wall art stickers at Dollar Tree. I have not looked there, but she found several pretty ones. Perhaps that's an option?

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    2. I did receive a response via FB and they stated that holiday items sell out early...hmmm. Guess I was just in the right place at the right time. Twice! Let me know if you run across them. I am very curious now.

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  17. love love love! I've got a piece of wood itchin' to be made into a sign such as yours!!

    Andrea

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    1. Thanks Andrea...it's super easy. Apparently the hard part is trying to track down those stickers! If you try it, let me know...or post it on my FB page! I would love to see it!

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  18. I love your wooden Christmas sign! Thanks for sharing this great project at The Pin Junkie. It was featured in this week’s Christmas craft roundup. http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/12/christmas-crafts-and-printables.html I hope you’ll stop by to grab a featured button and share your best Christmas recipes at tonight’s party for another chance to be featured! Wishing you very happy holidays!

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    1. Thanks so much! What a thrill~ I will certainly stop by to check it out and claim my button! Happy Holidays! :)

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  19. Such a cute sign and it looks perfect in your kitchen! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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  20. Hey Danielle, thanks so much for checking out both of my posts! Merry Christmas! Kim

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