Make an easy Coastal Christmas Decor piece using vinyl and a thrift store sign. This easy Ho, Ho, Ho sign adds a fun touch to a coastal Christmas.
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Are you creating Christmas projects during Christmas in July? It’s a great way to get ahead of the holidays!
Ho, Ho, Ho Coastal Christmas Decor
Since I’m still not venturing out to thrift stores, I searched through my stash of finds looking for an appropriately sized sign. Luckily, all those times of not passing up signs and frames is coming in handy now.
I tried to take a short cut and not do any sanding to the sign. First I gave it a coat of white chalk paint and followed that with teal. I wasn’t getting great coverage for the words on the sign. So I knew I needed to start over.
I used my palm sander to sand off the new paint and work on sanding over the words that were on the sign. Once that was done, I used spray paint to cover the sign. The first coat was dark blue because that’s what I had on hand. I wanted to give it a frosted blue look, so I sprayed it with a thin layer of white chalk paint and while it was still wet, I added a coat of Sea Glass Ice by Krylon.
While the paint was drying, I used Cricut Design Space to make the words for the sign. I found a sand dollar design that was just what I wanted. I resized the sand dollar and found a fun font called AR Hermann to use for the H.
Once the sign was dry, I sanded lightly around the edges to give it a more weathered look and then added a coat of Deco Art Dura-Clear Varnish to protect the finish. After weeding the design I used transfer paper to attach the design to the sign.
To add more dimension to the sign I glued a piece of white rope around the outside frame.
The combination of the white rope and the sanded edges gave me the nautical look I wanted for the sign.
I’ll display this over the holidays in one of our guest bedrooms that has lots of other coastal decor.
Supply List for Coastal Christmas Cricut Sign
- Thrift Store Find Sign
- Paint & Brushes
- Palm Sander
- Air Explore 2
- Transfer Paper
- Hot Glue
- Protective Finish
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Coastal Christmas Decor Using Cricut
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