Hey friends! We are and excited to share a fun Christmas porch sign with you today! We are sharing it over at The Wood Connection as well- be sure to hop over there and check out all the amazing projects on their blog. We are sure you’ve seen the slat signs the Wood Connection has, but have you seen the bigger porch size slat signs? So dang cute. We thought the phrase ‘HO HO HO’ would be just perfect for a cute outdoor sign. We are also excited to share a cool trick we recently figured out to save some money on vinyl when using it as a stencil.
So here’s what you need:
- Porch slat sign
- White paint
- Red paint
- Self adhesive shelf liner (this is the trick we’ll talk about in a minute 🙂
- Foam brushes and sanding block
Step 1: Put a coat of stain on the slat sign. We used this Minwax Wood Sheen in Colonial Walnut.
Step 3: Use a cutting machine to cut the words ‘HO HO HO’ onto some self adhesive shelf liner. This is an awesome trick we just recently came up with - - using shelf liner in place of vinyl. Why? Shelf liner is much less expensive than vinyl! We picked up a big roll for $5 at Walmart. This trick is mostly useful for projects using the reverse vinyl technique (using the vinyl as a stencil,) because the color of the vinyl doesn’t matter for the finished product. We used the Silhouette Cameo on the same settings as with vinyl to cut the shelf liner. Worked perfectly! (Our letters are 7 inches high.)
Step 4: Peel off the words and place them on the slat sign. We left enough space at the top of the sign to tie a piece of ribbon around it. Press each letter down really well to prevent any paint from seeping through.
Step 5: Paint over the whole thing with red.
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