Make a Reversible Sign For Fall & Christmas Using Stencils
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This DIY porch sign will add gorgeous curb appeal to your home for fall and Christmas!
Consider making just 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 and easy painting craft project, too.
You’ll be able to display your pretty reversible Fall & Christmas porch sign to welcome guests, whether you place it outside or indoors!
There are a few ways to make a porch sign like this, and, today, I’ll be demonstrating the process using stencils and paint. This piece was first painted on all sides in solid white and then once that dried, I used the stencils to paint the wording and designs using red and orange paint.
Here are what supplies you’ll need to get started!
My piece of MDF 2×4 wood came from the Home Depot for this craft project, and I had it cut down to a 1 ft x 4 ft size in store. I can use the leftover piece of wood to make another sign in the future!
If you have some scrap wood already on hand in the garage, this could be an opportunity to use it without even buying wood! You could even ask someone at your local Home Depot if they have extra cull wood, which is normally marked down for super cheap, sometimes even free!
I found the perfect reusable stencils to use for this idea on Amazon!
Check out this cute fall set of stencils with the letters F-A-L-L and a few other fall-related designs and the word “hello”. I also bought this set of Christmas stencils for the Merry Christmas design.
If you already have stencils on hand you’d prefer to use, that is great as well!
I went through my garage and used leftover latex Behr house paint samples for this paint project, which worked out great. You could also use craft paints instead. Feel free to use colors you’d prefer or have on hand. Next time I’d like to try a wood stain and paint combo maybe. There are so many possibilities for this idea as it’s very customizable.
Tips for making the best DIY reversible Fall and Christmas porch sign:
- Stenciling is not hard, but it can be tricky. The biggest tip is to use a sponge dabber or stencil brush and unload most of the paint on a paper towel and then tap lightly on the stencil. Bleeding happens when too much paint is used, or if you press down too hard. It’s better to use barely any paint and then go back and do another coat if needed.
- You can use masking tape to attach stencils to the sign so they won’t move, or a temporary spray adhesive.
- Don’t stress if it’s not perfect! If you mess up, use a small angled paintbrush using the white paint for touch-ups.
- Don’t skip the last step of spraying or painting a clear coat to protect your project, especially if placing the sign outside. Your work will last longer! I used this Rustoleum clear coat spray on mine.
DIY Stenciled Reversible Fall and Christmas SignPrint
I love this project so much and think you will too!
This would be a fun one to go in on with a friend and split the supplies and have a craft night. In the end, you’ll both have a fun porch sign to incorporate into your home’s decor. It’ll look great for both Fall and Christmas and will last for years.
You can also use a vinyl cutting machine to make this reversible porch sign idea!
A few years ago I made a similar sign using the same paint colors in reverse except I made my own adhesive vinyl stencils using my Cricut machine. The process is pretty similar, as you paint your board a solid color, apply the adhesive stencils, and then go back over it using a different color paint for the lettering.