Farm Fresh Christmas Trees Sign
Christmas is less than a week away can you believe it!? I’ve been trying not to get wrapped up in whether I post all of my holiday projects in a timely manner, and instead I’ve been trying to enjoy the process of decking out our home and spending time with loved ones.
I really love how cozy our home feels during the holidays and the only thing missing is some darn snow outside. I guess I can’t expect too much living in Georgia but then again that’s why Eric and I have plans to move to the mountains soon. Snow may not be guaranteed but at least we can up our odds 🙂
Farm Fresh Christmas Trees Sign
This year I decided to make a vintage-style farm fresh Christmas trees sign and double it up as a family established sign for the holidays. I absolutely love how it turned out and wanted to share it with you. I also added a printable version you can download and print from my shop here.
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I created the design in Illustrator then transferred it onto wood planks I framed. You may have seen a couple sneak peeks if you follow me on Instagram.
We didn’t have scrap wood that was large enough for what I wanted so we picked up some cedar fence boards at the hardware store that I then cut down to size.
To keep things extra simple we attached the planked wood together using a couple 1 x 3 boards with our Brad Nailer.
I then painted the boards white and distressed them once dry to give the sign an aged appearance.
We had to 1 x 2 boards leftover from a frame we built but never used that just so happened to work perfectly for this size of my sign. I just had to cut 2 more boards down and then I painted them the same color black (BEHR Carbon) I used on my rustic Joy sign.
Once dry I attached them to the planked wood with the brad nailer and then distressed those boards as well with 220 grit sandpaper.
Here is what the base of my vintage-style sign looked like before I added the “Farm Fresh Christmas Trees” design. I love how rustic it looks and it was super simple to make.
I originally thought I would have my design cut out with my Silhouette Cameo (I recently upgraded from the Portrait because I LOVE this machine!!), but I didn’t have enough of the same vinyl for it to look consistent and I really wanted the design to be red to help it tie in with our “Merry Everything sign”.
Plus I figured a stencil would be better because I could paint the design on and distress it afterwards which would help give it that vintage vibe.
Side Note: If you don’t have a Silhouette Machine you can still create your design in any image editing software, including online for free at PicMonkey and then use this design transfer method using your printer, or this one that uses chalk.
Using what vinyl I had on hand, I had to create the stenciled version of the design with 3 different colors of vinyl.
Once I figured out the placement and transferred the design onto the wood I painted over it with BEHR Antique Red.
I did 2 coats of paint and then was super impatient so I actually used my blow dryer to speed things up. I also used the blow dryer to help me remove the vinyl once my paint was dry and it worked really well. Afterwards I distressed the entire sign with some 220 grit sandpaper and we actually attached another piece of wood to the back to hang it up with. Just make sure your paint is completely dry before distressing otherwise you could smear the paint.
Here it is all finished and up on the wall. I <3 it.
Some of the words may not be perfectly centered but overall I’m very happy with the outcome.
I originally planned to add marquee lights but at the last minute I changed my mind. We will have this in storage next year while we are traveling in the RV so I figured it would be easier to store without the lights, and besides we can always add them later if we want.
So what do you think? Do you make any custom wall decor during the holidays?
Get your own Farm Fresh Christmas Printable!
You can purchase a digital version of this sign from my shop. Simply download, print and frame. I offer a few background options and sizes which you can get here.
What do you think of the Farm Fresh Christmas Trees Sign? Will you be making your own?