Reversible Wood Sign Craft (Fall and Christmas)
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Love painted wood signs?
Here’s how you can make one sign to display on your porch for multiple holidays! I love the idea of getting double the use out of one piece of decor, and this is such a fun paint project too.
To get the result of white lettering, I painted a scrap piece of wood we had in the garage with white paint. Then I cut and applied vinyl letters and painted the whole sign again using a bright colored paint. After the vinyl is removed, you’ll have a festive sign with beautiful crisp lettering!
Reversible Painted Wood Sign
- Tall Piece of Wood (mine is 5ft x 1ft)
- Adhesive Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Vinyl Cutting Machine (such as a Cricut)
- White, Red, & Orange Paint
- Paint Brushes, Sponges, or Small Roller
- Polycrylic Clear Coat (to protect afterwards)
1.) Paint both sides of wood in white. Let dry completely.
2.) Cut all letters using a vinyl cutter, and weed out vinyl surrounding each letter.
3.) Use transfer tape to apply vinyl onto wood sign.
Make sure to smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles well to avoid bleed through of paint on the sign. Tip: I used a ruler and level to make sure I was applying letters straight. Your phone with a level app can work in a pinch!
4.) Paint sign all over with desired color on each side. This may require a couple coats of paint.
On my sign, the fall side is painted with a color called Tiki Torch and the other Christmas side is called Dark Crimson, both by Behr.
5.) When dry, remove vinyl. This is such a fun step!
Also consider applying a polycrylic clear top coat to protect paint.
Tip: If there happens to be any bleeding, No biggie! Carefully use a razor blade to scrape off top layer of paint, or touch it up with a small paint brush.
I love the result! Such a fun focal point for any room or front porch!
There are probably many different ways to make a sign like this and I’m sharing just one way using vinyl. If you don’t have a Cricut, maybe you could get a similar look using large letter stencils.
Also feel free to adjust the sign size. It was pretty ambitious and a little more time consuming making a sign this large at five feet, but at the same time – so worth the result! I look forward to displaying this for years to come.
I enjoyed using my Cricut for this project because I could customize the fonts and sizes easily. Here’s the specific names of fonts used in this sign…
Merry= Channel font
Christmas= Wide Latin font
hello= Channel font