It’s Christmas in July and a great time to do some Christmas crafting to get a head start on the holidays! This DIY Christmas Sign is easy to make using thrift store find wall art, paint, and vinyl.
This easy to make Most Wonderful Time of the Year Sign goes perfectly with any coastal Christmas décor.
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I always love to have some coastal touches to my Christmas décor. Creating my own is a great way to keep things budget friendly.
Christmas Sign Decor Made with Cricut
I’ve had this thrift store find wall art piece in my craft stash for a while. I bought it at my local Goodwill for $1.99. As with any thrift store find item, I wiped it down with TSP and a lint free cloth before painting it.
For most thrift store signs that I remake, I start by giving the piece at least one coat of white paint to cover the graphics on the sign. Sometimes, it takes two coats to get complete coverage.
After the white paint was dry, I added a seafoam blue paint layer. I painted it on and then used a lint free cloth to wipe the excess away to give it a bit of a weathered look.
Sometimes, I get ahead of myself when I’m crafting and forget to take a photo of a step. I added strips of painter’s tape to the sign and painted the exposed part white. I used a cloth to wipe away excess paint and to have it blend in more with the blue.
This shows how the sign looks after I removed the painter’s tape.
Using Cricut Design Space, I searched for Christmas trees and found one that was simple that would work well for what I had in mind.
I used DTC Honey Syrup font to write “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” That’s always been one of my favorite Christmas songs. After resizing it to fit on top of the vinyl, it was cut and weeded.
I use transfer paper, not tape, to attach vinyl graphics. The paper is easier to work with to me. The text is positioned on the tree carefully before using the scraper tool on it.
The coordinating colors of green, seafoam blue and white all came out just the way I hoped they would.
A small piece of brown vinyl was cut for the tree trunk. Again using Cricut Design Space, I searched for sand pails. Using a sand pail instead of a more traditional tree stand gives it more of the beachy vibe that I wanted. The image had a handle on it that I didn’t want, so I snipped it off before attaching the pail to the sign.
The star fish is the perfect topper for the tree. It gives the piece some dimension and adds to the coastal look. It’s attached with a small amount of hot glue.
Whenever I shop at Walmart, I always have a look in the clearance aisle. Often, there are crafting items that have been marked down. I found this strand of shells that I thought would be great to use as ornaments for the tree.
After removing the charms from the rubber string, I tried out several different placements for them on the tree until I was happy with the design. Each one has a dot of hot glue attaching it to the tree.
I love that the only new item I had to buy to make this Coastal Christmas Wall Art was the strand of seashell charms. It’s always great to be able to use things I have on hand to create.
If you want more easy Christmas ideas using a Cricut, I think you’ll enjoy these.
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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year DIY Sign
Supply List for DIY Coastal Christmas Sign
- Thrift Store Find Wall Art
- Blue Paint, White Paint
- Painter’s Tape
- Craft Paint Brushes
- Cricut Air Explore 2 & Weeding Tools
- Coastal Charms
- Hot Glue Gun
Do you do any Christmas crafting during July? Even if you don’t make items now, it’s a good time to find inspiration and save ideas for later.
Each month, a group of craft, home decor, and recipe bloggers co-host a themed blog hop. This month, we’re all sharing Christmas in July Crafts and Projects.
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Beverly shares easy, inexpensive craft tutorials, diy projects for the home, coastal decor projects, & thrift store find makeover projects all designed to help you create a beautiful home on a budget.