I am thrilled to be participating in this blog hop featuring DIY Christmas projects. I knew right away that I wanted to make a PB inspired Christmas wall art.
This HOLLY JOLLY SIGN WALL ART from Pottery Barn was the inspiration for my wall art.
My wall art was made with 1″ x 2″ boards for the frame and 4″ x 1/4″ boards for the slats.
I wanted the corners of the frame to be mitered, so I used my Ryobi Miter Saw to cut 45 degree angles on the 1″ x 2″ pieces.
After the frame pieces were cut, I ran them through my Ryobi Table Saw set up for dado cuts, creating a groove to slide in the 4″ x 1/4″ boards.
I wanted my wall art to have an old, rustic look, so I didn’t worry a lot about any gaps or imperfections in the wood.
I used a rubber-tipped hammer to tap the slats into place.
The frame was attached together at the corners with wood glue and the Ryobi Airstrike Narrow Crown Stapler.
Now that the board is fully assembled, it’s time to paint!
I chose to spray paint the entire assembled board with several light coats of a deep red spray paint.
I designed the word art in Silhouette Studio® and cut out the word shapes on removable vinyl.
Once all of the vinyl words were in place, I painted over the entire board with an off-white latex paint.
While the white paint was still wet, I carefully removed the vinyl so that the words would be the red background color.
Lastly, I lightly sanded the entire board and then using a dry brush, lightly brushed over the red word art to give it an aged appearance.
Now head on over to see what my DIY friends have made!
DIY Vintage Sled– Fynes Desings
Rustic scrap wood Christmas tree– Dukes and Duchesses
Snowflake String Art– DIY on the Cheap
Silhouette Stand Nativity– My Day Lights
Instagram stocking holders– Frenchie Wraps
Wooden sign– Poofy Cheeks
Repurposed Gift Carry All- Let’s Go Junking
Rustic Christmas Tree Decoration-Her Tool Belt
Woodland Reindeer Ornaments-Whats Ur Home Story
Advent calendar– Carissa Miss
DIY Stackable Slatted Fruit Crates– Pink When
Joy wood slice sign– Dandelion Patina
Gold Reindeer Décor– Simply Designing
Wooden Christmas Tree Display– Lauras Crafty Life
Pallet Wood Christmas Tree– Roubinek Reality
Christmas countdown chalkboard- Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza
Caddy with Herb Infused Oils- 356 Days of Crafts
Wood gift tag– Being Spiffy
I am sharing this project at Inspiration Monday, Monday Funday, Project Inspired, The Scoop, From Dream to Reality, Wow Us Wednesday, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Creative Spark, Inspire Us Thursday, The Handmade Hangout, and Remodelaholics Anonymous
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
So cute! I love this!!
Virginia Fynes says
Awesome sign, thanks for the great tutorial, I never thought about making a frame that way. It looks store bought, great job!
I love this sign so much, Jeanie! Thanks for linking up @ Inspiration Monday…I am pinning and sharing it today! Happy Holidays to you and yours! ~ Julie XO
Jill @ BeingSpiffy says
A Ryobi staple gun is on my Christmas list!
Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says
This is beautiful! I love it. Pinning!
lindsay @ frenchie says
I am in love with this! It looks great!
This is more than beautiful. What font is the ‘Christmas’ please?
Thank you Suzanne! That font is Maratre.
Tracey @Let's Go Junking says
Cute – Cute – Cute. Love the rustic look.
Thanks for doing the DIY project successfully. This seems easy. definitely I’ll try it very soon. After completing the project I’ll inform you.
Jeanie, thanks for the interesting DIY project. I’ll help my kids for making the wood wall art and they will surely enjoy it. Carry on such useful blogging!
Great DIY projects to do with the kids over the summer. Glad I found your blog. Thanks.
You are really so creative and amazing in art. I like this wood wall design. Looks so creative and attractive art. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post.
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