Thursday, December 10, 2015

DIY Merry Christmas Sign

Have you seen this cute Merry Christmas sign? 
I saw it, I loved it, and decided to make my own. 

I took apart an old framed picture and used the back of the art for this project. 
It's a black thick piece of foam board.

I made up and painted on some white chalk paint. 
After it dried, I penciled around some stencils.

This is what I had. It's definitely not perfect. It's a little crooked because I didn't take time to measure accurately. But I finished it and it looked fine. It's rustic we like to say :)

I used paint pens to color it in. I then sanded around the edges of the foam board to let some of the black show through.

I think one reason I love to make things is to see nothing turn into something. 
And it doesn't have to be perfect to be pretty. 

I finally brought my husbands old ladder in the house. My friend Carol from Art and Sand is a ladder decorating expert and she inspired me to do this.

 This little spot is in the living room. I might leave the ladder there and see what I can come up with after Christmas.
I hope you were inspired!


  1. Wow Sherry,
    You did an awesome job with painting in those letters for the sign! It really looks so festive and perfect over the ladder. I love your Christmas decor. Enjoy your day and weekend.
    Julie xo

  2. I want a sign!! So you just used the foam board? I can do that.

    I love your ladder with lights too. Such fun here at your house. :)

  3. Sherry, this is wonderful!! I love it and it looks awesome! I don't know what you are talking about with the "crooked"...doesn't look it to me at all. And the ladder is perfect in this vignette! Gorgeous, gorgeous!! Hugs!!

  4. Your sign is perfect for the Christmas season, Sherry. And I love your ladder styled for the holidays! Ladders add a lot of interest and fun to a room as well as height in a needed spot.
    Mary Alice

  5. Oh yes love the ladder
    I found 2 at goodwill each was $5
    I had no idea what I was going to do with them but had to get them
    One has plants on the steps now

    yours looks so festive

  6. Love this sign Sherry and the ladder is awesome. You created the perfect corner display.
    Love ladders in a room and you do them perfectly.
    Thanks for sharing your awesome home decorating. xo

  7. I love the sign and your sweet little corner, Sherry! And yes, Carol is a ladder magician! But, you did very well and made yourself a sweet and comfy corner! Enjoy, Cindy

  8. I love your sign & ladder! Together they make a wonderful display.

  9. I love your signs.

    I too love making signs and don't care if they are perfect. I think the imperfections make them more real.

  10. This is such a cute idea! You are always so crafty and thrifty, using an old picture! Love, love, love!

    I mentioned you in my post today. I made an SOS to your blog yesterday. You'll see! :)

    Jane x

  11. Inspired as always! Love your beautiful style and home! It just screams cozy to me! Have a wonderful Friday! Link up post goes will publish tomorrow evening!

  12. Hallo,

    soooo nice and sweet !!! I love the ladder as well. Meine Leiter ist noch von meinen Eltern und sie war vorher dunkel braun. Ich habe sie weiß gestrichen und mit einer Lichterkette in unserem Schlafzimmer an die Wand gestellt, Das sieht so schön aus. Dein sign hätte ich auch gerne :-)
    Ich wünsche Dir noch einen schönen Tag ...
    Liebe Grüße
    Tanja aus dem Hutzelhaus ;-)

  13. It turned out very pretty, Sherry and your corner with the ladder is just lovely.

  14. I love love love the sign!!!! That would cost a lot if you went out to buy it.


  15. Your sign is PERFECT and so cute!!! I am so envious of your ladder Sherry. I keep looking at garage sales for wooden ones but no luck yet. Cheers to sharing your home this holiday season!

  16. You have one of the loveliest homes, my friend. I just love how you add charm and beauty with your handmade things. Your sign is once again a work of art :)

    Hugs to you!

  17. it's just wonderful, I like "rustic" too!!!

  18. that sign make me sing out the song... great idea and thanks for sharing - and love love how you decorated what's around it too!

  19. Love, love, love it!!! Oh Sherry, it turned out awesome. Love the ladder too.


  20. Love this Sherry! That sign is really wonderful and love it with the ladder vignette. Soooo pretty!

  21. I love the sign and can't wait to follow the further adventures of the ladder next year!

  22. I totally love this idea! So great!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  23. your sign looks just perfect, like how you roughed up the edges a bit to give it a worn look!! Looks great with your ladder and decorations, I love the use of ladders, especially to hang quilts on ;)

  24. Hi Sherry, just wanted to let you know your fabulous sign and Christmas display will be featured @tomorrow's Vintage Charm party! Thank you for sharing it ;)


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