She Crafted a Christmas Cheer Decoration

Did I just blaze over Thanksgiving and go directly to Christmas crafts? Why yes, yes I did, but when you see this cute DIY holiday themed sign I think you’ll understand why.

If this isn’t the most appropriate DIY themed Holiday decoration I just don’t know what is….. Best part is that it didn’t cost much to make because I used scrap wood, old paint brushes and sample paints from Home Depot (which I plan to use on larger scale Christmas projects). Clearly my inspiration came from my favorite Behr green paint chip! I think that these 4 Green Behr colors would work for traditional Christmas crafts and modern Holiday decor alike. The names are: Asparagus, Scotland Isle, Moss Landing and Mountain Forest.
The easiest part was painting the scrap board and paintbrush handles. Then things got progressively complicated. I spent an hour fussing with foam and acrylic stamps trying to get the perfect layout with a variety of typefaces. Then another hour actually stamping them on!

The foam stamps proved to be messier than I originally wanted but they were the biggest stamps I had laying around. Even with a sloppy line I think they fit the overall feel of the sign.

See how “PAINT” is a little messy? I even tried putting some dots over a few letters. Whatever, it looks handmade. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
It’s hard to tell in the photos but I did glitter “Cheer” and it looks fantastic in person. Someday I’ll figure out how to photograph glitter. Until then use your creative brains to imagine how cute the sign really is when you are standing close to it.

I’ve decided that just because I’m smitten over this red and green beauty doesn’t mean I can just immediately replace Cliff’s adorable FALL Paint Chip Sign. Mostly because it just feels wrong to do Christmas decorating before Thanksgiving but also because Cliff’s heart will break a little when I take down his labor of love….. but you know the second we get back from Thanksgiving dinner I’ll be ripping down his sign and delicately hanging this one up for all the neighbors to admire! Until then my sweet little Christmas Cheer sign will be sitting on my desk so I can stare at lovingly it for the next two weeks ;)

Andrea Currie, Mrs. Craft-tastic, Anniversary Gifts, handmade, DIY, Arts and Crafts

3 Comments

  1. This is delightful! What an adorable project! I was just swinging by to say how much fun I had meeting you at the SoCal Blogger event last night and ended up finding this great post! :)

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  2. Thanks for the comment Colette!

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  3. Hi Andrea! We LOVE this door plaque and thought it would be a great bulletin board for the classroom this Christmas season, so we featured it at our blog, Bulletin Board Ideas!

    You can find the full feature here:
    http://bulletinboardideas.org/3101/paint-the-world-with-cheer-christmas-bulletin-board-idea/

    We were sure to give idea/photo credit, as well as a link back to your tutorial, but we’d love for you to take a look at it. If there are any problems, we’ll be certain to take the feature down immediately!

    Thanks so much,
    Kayla Johnson
    tristro.com/kayla.johnson

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