Whimsical Christmas Tree Sign

November 14, 2017


Merry Christmas Tree Sticker Sign

No, no, no. I have not decorated for Christmas yet. All of my trees, wreaths, lights and ornaments are still tucked away in storage waiting for the day after Thanksgiving to pop out of hiding. However. Christmas crafting is a tricky business. In order to have all of your projects ready on decoration day, you have to start a little early.

So I've been busy getting Christmas crafty. Now I could've saved this one until December, but in case some of you wanted to go grab the supplies before they're gone, I decided to share today.

This weekend, I was in JoAnn Crafts and I saw a bunch of Christmas wall decals. These stickers are such an easy ~ and completely foolproof ~ way to make a wooden sign. I love them. I think I shared the first one I made, way back in December of 2013.

Christmas Sticker Sign

I still bring it out every year. It's held up very well and since then, I have used those wall decals to create some really fabulous home decor accessories.

I knew I could make another fun sign for the holidays, so I grabbed a whimsical tree and got started. The decal was about five dollars. Use the coupon!

I needed a board and I didn't have one. So my husband ran to the hardware store and grabbed a thin sheet and had them cut it to my desired size. I told him I wanted something rustic looking. An old board would've been best, but I didn't have time to go looking. He did good with this one and again, it was under five bucks.

Wall Decor Christmas Tree Sticker





I liked the patina of the wood, but I wanted it to be a bit brighter so the letters would stand out more. So I whitewashed it. Well, I did it my way, the cheater's way. I just squirted some paint on the board and ran a damp paper towel over it. I made sure I worked my strokes in the same grain as the wood. 

And I let it dry for about five minutes.

How To Whitewash Wood

Then I separated the sticker from its backing and placed it on the board. These stickers are made for walls and they are repositionable and removable. It says so on the package. That means you can move it around until it's perfect. Or in my case, good enough.

To make sure that it was secure, I ran my hands over it several times. I also gave it a coat of decoupage gel. I don't always do that, in case I want to swap out my sticker next year, but I love this one. I wanted it to be permanently affixed.

Whimsical Christmas Tree Sign

Like I said, there's no Christmas hanging around here yet, so I just propped it up next to my apples, after dinner. I think it looks rather festive.

I may have to keep out.

Ok, so I have one piece of Christmas decor up. 

But who's counting?

Shhh....

How about you? 

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29 comments:

  1. I don't know why but I've always shied away from making sign...but this is about as easy as it can get! Thanks for your creative idea..

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    1. Super easy, Cathy. It's quick and there's almost no mess. My favorite! I say give it a try...

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  2. I love it!! You make it look so easy. That decal is so great. The boards that I made bubbled so I had to peel them off...well, 2 of the three did. Maybe I gave them too many coats of decoupage?

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    1. Thanks AnnMarie! Hmmm…I’m not sure why they bubbled. They were so pretty, I’m sorry that happened. I have to say that I am very sparing with decoupage, so maybe. I honestly don’t use it on half of them, because I keep thinking I’m going to remove the sticker and reuse the board someday. So far I’ve never done that. On a few of them, I have used decoupage, because I want it to be permanent, but also because I want the finish to be the same across the whole piece. I use it to camouflage the sheen of the sticker. I wonder if a bit of the decoupage got underneath the sticker and when it dried it created an air pocket? That has happened to me with paper.

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  3. Love this so much. Looks awesome. You are the craft queen. I hope to start some decorating this coming weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! The photos are a little dark because I couldn't wait to make this one. I whipped it up tonight, after dinner. Took no time at all and I really like it...Have fun decorating! xoxo

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  4. Kim this is perfection in a decal! Where did you get it from? I need one of these because I am awful at painting signs and anything.

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  5. I love this!

    I haven't started decorating yet either but I'm so anxious to start. Have you seen the prelit canvases? I'm thinking about making one with a Christmas box. I love them & they are a little pricey for a nice size. They look really easy to make though.

    I have bought a few Christmas decorations & am going shopping this week at the Dayspring annual warehouse sale in my town.....hoping to find some nice Christmas decor this year at the sale.

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  6. I wonder if this would stick to a mirror? I am going to try it. I can always peel it off I guess.

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  7. I just love this, Kim! The font is so merry!! I'm hoping I'll have a little extra time to do some crafts and baking this holiday season.

    Jane x

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  8. That is so cute! My DIL has been hand painting signs and selling them. She is so talented and I could not be prouder of her.

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  9. I love it. I have to go and see if my craft store has it. I start my decorating after Thanksgiving.

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  10. Cute, cute, cute! I always love your easy peasy ideas.

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  11. I like it! It is in my nature to complicate things so you're an good influence on me :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  12. I admire your creativity! I just don't have the crafting mojo anymore. I used to make something most every day or work on a quilt. Your tree will be so pretty for Christmas. Could even put it on a porch.
    Brenda

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  13. Hi Kim, oh this is so nice and I love that it's a decal. I think I could definately handle making one too. It's so nice that your husband helps out too. I am hosting a small crowd for Thanksgiving so no I do not have any Christmas decorations up yet. Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  14. Dear Kim ... Oh my goodness, I love your Christmas sign. It is 'perfect' and will be charming in your precious home. You are so creative and you do it where it doesn't break the budget. Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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  15. You did it again!!!! Made me believe I could be crafty like you!! This is awesome, Kim, I love it! Now I'm thinking of what I could put those decals on and be creative like you, my friend!

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  16. Again, cute as can be.
    Thank you for sharing your ideas.
    Carla

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  17. Great start to Christmas! I'm like you in that nothing goes up until after Thanksgiving. Love that sticker!

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  18. Another winner. Love this, and how nice of your hubby to run to the board store for you! ;)

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  19. I have never used decals like that. Now you have me intrigued and I might just try one.

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  20. Kim, love it! I have never used stickers but you make them sound easy. I will admit that I have done a little Christmas crafting too and, now, I will try to get to Joannes..Really love it! Happy Thursday..xxoJudy

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  21. I do love this idea with the decals. You piece turned out lovely.

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  22. What a great decal--your sign is so pretty!

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  23. I love how you whitewashed the board, and then added the decal, really how easy is that! And I love the little star hanging to the side as well, perfect!

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  24. Perfect!!!!!!
    I am chomping at the bit, but my Mom would reach down and zap me if I started with Christmas before Thanksgiving!! Since we will have about 35 people in the house for turkey day, I guess she still has a point.
    Hugs to you and have a blessed Thanksgiving with your sweeties,
    J

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