Turn a thrift store find sign into a fun and easy HO HO HO Christmas Sign. Thrift stores always have tons of old signs that are just right for makeovers. Using one is a great way to keep seasonal crafts budget friendly.
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Making seasonal signs is one of my favorite ways to craft. I’ve been using my Cricut to make lots of them over the last few years. This sign isn’t made with vinyl letters though. I found a package of HO, HO, HO chipboard letters on the clearance aisle at Target last year after Christmas.
Festive HO HO HO Christmas Sign
At my local Goodwill, signs like these are plentiful and they are always priced low. This one was only .99. I always wipe down thrift store purchases with either TSP for wood pieces and soapy water for everything else.
After cleaning the sign up, it got two coats of white chalk paint, with time for drying between coats. Depending on how bold the design on the sign is, sometimes, it takes three coats to get complete coverage.
One the white paint was dry, I positioned the letters onto the sign. I used a measuring tape to find the center of the sign and worked my way out in both directions. These letters are peel and stick, so I didn’t even need to glue them in place.
I looked through my ribbon stash and found this narrow Santa’s Belt design. It’s a great match for the HO, HO, HO letters.
Using hot glue, I attached the ribbon to the sign along the bottom edge. You can see I needed to remove some hot glue strings left behind! I use tweezers to remove those.
The last step for this DIY Christmas Sign was to add a small white snowflake with a red backing to the top center of the sign. It’s hot glued in place.
This was such a simple craft, but I think it turned out to be a fun décor piece. In our breakfast nook this year, I’m using a Santa theme, so this will fit in well there.
If you’re looking for budget friendly ways to create Christmas crafts, don’t forget about how easy it is to give makeovers to thrift store finds.
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Easy Christmas HO HO HO Sign DIY
Supply List for Christmas Sign DIY
- Thrift Store Find Sign
- White Chalk Paint and Brush
- Peel and Stick Chipboard Letters
- Narrow Santa’s Belt Ribbon
- Hot Glue
- Snowflake Charm
For Christmas in July this year, I shared a DIY Coastal Christmas Sign Made with Cricut. It started out as a thrift store find, too.
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.