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.
There's a printable version of this Farm Fresh Christmas Trees sign in my shop, or if you want the SVG file to make your own sign for personal use, click here. It's also available for 50% off for Basic and Premium Members.
Be sure to also check out the Authorized shops at the bottom of this post that sell signs and decals using this design!
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 may have run into a few issues here and there, and it may not have turned out exactly as I originally had in mind, but I do love it!
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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 so I had to use random vinyl scraps to use as a stencil instead. Since the walls are super beige and I don't feel like painting them before we move (we're renting), I wanted to add contrast with the sign by painting the wood white and adding red lettering. Plus this way it would help tie it in with our “Merry Everything sign”.
Side Note: If you don't have a Silhouette Machine you can still create your design in any image editing software, including online 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.
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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?
Farm Fresh Christmas Trees Printable + SVG File!
You can purchase a digital version of this sign from my shop. Or if you want the SVG file to make your own sign for personal use, click here click here. It's available for 50% off for Basic and Premium Members. I also have an Extended License if you want to make products with it to sell!
Rather purchase a finished sign or vinyl decal?
It’s come to my attention that a few people have taken this design, made slight modifications (or sometimes none at all) and are re-selling either the SVG files or finished products with it. This is such a bummer and as a creator, there’s nothing worse then seeing someone else use your design without giving proper credit, or asking to use the design other than for personal use. If you see any digital files being sold of this design that are not on this website or from my Etsy shop (MtnModernLife) you should know that it isn’t me. And while it may be technically legit for people to make slight mods to designs and re-sell them, it doesn’t seem all that ethical to me, but what can ya do?
Thanks to everyone who has reached out to let me know about this, I really appreciate you having my back and that honestly means so much to me!
I'm super excited to be offering an Extended License on this design so if you'd rather purchase a finished sign or the vinyl decal to make your own sign, check out the awesome shops below that we're collaborating with! They not only sell variations of this design (and WAY better signs then I could make), but other amazing products too!
Harper Grayce – Rustic Vintage Signs with Reclaimed Wood – I'm using one of their signs in our RV for Christmas this year!