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Small Christmas Wood Signs – a Sparkly Decor DIY

Hey friends, it’s week 2 of Deck the Home and this week the challenge is 2-Hour DIY Holiday Decor. So I whipped up these sparkly Small Christmas Wood Signs.

Wood christmas signs in front of a white tree with colorful bulbs

This is such an easy project and using a Cricut or Silhouette will make quick work of it.

Be sure to check out all the other 2-Hour Decor ideas at the bottom of this post.

And watch for the link to download the SVG files so you can make a set for yourself.

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Christmas Wood Signs Supplies

Getting started creating your Christmas Wood Signs

There are only a few steps to creating your own wooden Christmas decorations. There are so many options and sayings you can use when you make your own set.

Step 1: Cut your wood blocks

Using your miter saw cut scrap pieces of 1×6 or 1×8 into 3 pieces that are 3-1/2″ square.

If you don’t have a saw there are lots available for purchase like these pre-cut blocks I found online.

Step 2: Paint the wood blocks

With your craft or foam brush, and glossy craft paint paint your wood blocks. You might need to do 2 or 3 coats. Thankfully craft paint dries quickly.

Wood blocks being painted with white paint.

Step 3: Create and cut your design

  • On Cricut Design Space create your saying in the font you love best. I actually created mine in Photoshop so I could control the letter spacing. Then uploaded them Design Space.
  • To get them to cut exactly as laid out Select them all and then click “weld” in the lower right corner
Screenshot of let it snow and other sayings on computer screen.
  • Cut a piece of rose gold vinyl a little larger than needed and affix it to top of the green cutting mat and load it into the Cricut.
Rose gold vinyl being placed on green cricut sticky mat.
  • On the next screen verify your design and click “continue.”
  • Follow the commands on the screens to select your material type and send your design to your Explore Air.
Printing block on Cricut Design Space.

Watch as the Cricut Explore Aire cuts your design. Once it’s finished press the double-arrow button to unload it.

Cricut machine cutting through rose gold vinyl.

Step 4: Weeding and applying your vinyl design

  • Use the weeding tool to remove vinyl from the middle of your cursive letters, such as e, h, l, etc. You’ll have to look close so you don’t miss any.
Weeding cricut vinyl with sharp weeding tool removing vinyl from lettering.
  • After the middles are weeded cut apart your designs.
  • Start pulling slowly from the corner at a sharp angle. Go slowly and use the weeding tool to gently hold letters down that try to lift.
Pulling vinyl from vinyl letting.
  • Cut a section of transfer tape a little larger than the design.
  • Lay it on the vinyl so that the grid lines line up with the text.
  • Press down with the scraper on top of the vinyl design so it sticks to the tape.
  • Set aside and do the same for the others.
Transfer tape being added to vinyl lettering.

Step 5: Tranferring vinyl to the Christmas Wood signs

Now that all the vinyl designs are weeded and covered with transfer tape it’s time to put them onto the wood blocks.

  • Start in the corner and pull the transfer tape back from the vinyl backer. Pull at a sharp angle.
  • If any pieces want to stick to the backer lift them gently with the weeding tool and stick them to the transfer tape.
Pulling up transfer tape with vinyl letters attached.
  • Line up the design so it’s centered and level on the wood block.
  • Use the scraper to press the vinyl onto the wood block.
  • Starting from a corner pull back the transfer tape sharply.
Pressing transfer tape with vinyl lettering onto wood block.
Peeling back vinyl transfer tape from Christmas wood sign.

Weeding TIP: If you lose the dots of your i letters when pulling off the vinyl don’t worry. Just take a small piece that you weeded and use it instead. That’s what I had to do on all three wooden Christmas signs because they were either tiny or I missed them.

Pink and White Opt-in Button for SVG files

Finishing touches to make your Wood Signs sparkle.

Step 6: Add glitter to your Christmas Wood sign

Now the pretty part that will really make your Christmas Wood Signs sparkle.

  • Using a craft brush apply a moderate amount of Mod Podge to the top and two sides of your wood blocks. Put a tiny line of mod podge onto the face of the wood block.
  • Apply a thin line of Mod Podge to the face of the botton edge (but not to the bottom)
  • Dip the wood block into chunky glitter poured onto a paper plate or plastic bowl.
Applying mod podge to the edges of Christmas wood signs.
Painting mod podge to front edge of wood sign.
Dipping Christmas Wood Signs into chunky glitter.
  • Set them aside to dry fully.
  • Use a dry craft brush to dust loose glitter from the finished Christmas Wood Signs before you add them to your Christmas decor.

And they’re ready! And they’re a beautiful addition to your Christmas decorating.

Merry and Bright Christmas Wood sign in front of two more by white christmas tree.
Merry and Bright Christmas Wood sign in front of two more by white Christmas tree.
Let it Snow Wood sign in front of two more by white Christmas tree.
Let it Snow Christmas sign flanked by two others in front of white christmas tree with pink ornaments
Three Christmas wood signs in front of White Christmas tree with pink ornaments
Tis the Season wood sign for Christmas in front of white Christmas tree.

Now check out even more 2-Hour Decor ideas.

See More 2-Hour DIY Christmas Decor

Let it Snow Christmas sign flanked by two others in front of white christmas tree with pink ornaments

Small Christmas Wood Signs to DIY

Yield: 3 Wood Christmas Signs
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: Less than $10

Let's make these easy DIY Small Christmas Wood Signs. You can make them in under 2-hours. Tis the Season to Let it Snow and be Merry and Bright with your DIY Christmas Decor. Use pre-cut wood blocks to make this project even quicker.

Instructions

  1. Cut or purchase wood blocks into sizes as listed above.
  2. Paint your blocks using glossy white craft paint. It might require 2 or 3 coats but they dry fast. Let dry completely before step 6.
  3. Create your design using Photoshop, Canva, or Cricut Design Space. Make your designs no larger than 3"x 3" so there's a nice margin once applied.
  4. Place vinyl on cutting mat and send your design to your Cricut to be cut.
  5. Use the weeding tool to remove excess vinyl from around your design.
  6. Lift the design off the backing with clear transfer tape and apply to the center of the wood block.
  7. Paint the top and two side edges with mod podge as well as a tiny line on the face of the block. Paint a thin line along the bottom face only. Press into chunky silver glitter and set aside to dry fully.

Notes

Make these cute Christmas wood signs using any color vinyl and glitter combinations you love best for the holidays!

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Danielle L Pientka

Wednesday 13th of November 2019

The sparkles! I LOVE them!

Christine

Tuesday 12th of November 2019

Toni!!! I LOVE those little signs!! I want them!! So pretty!!

Toni | Girl, Just DIY!

Wednesday 13th of November 2019

Aww, thank you so much Christine! :)

STEPHANIE ABBOTT

Monday 11th of November 2019

These are so great, Toni! Adding to my Christmas round up and pinning.

Toni | Girl, Just DIY!

Wednesday 13th of November 2019

Thanks Stephanie, you are so sweet!

Jenny

Monday 11th of November 2019

These are so pretty! Great idea to add the glitter to the sides, the rose gold vinyl is such a pretty color. Those i dots are so tough to not lose.

Toni | Girl, Just DIY!

Wednesday 13th of November 2019

I'm glad I'm not the only one who struggles with those i dots :D

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