My friends, I’m soooo excited about the next 3 days!
I haven’t been posting much lately, but there’s been a reason.
I’ve been busy working on 3 new winter sign designs, styled in super unique, upcycled ways. There will be plenty of Christmas inspiration to inspire your own take this season!
#1 – Sleigh Rides Christmas card holder sign – you are here!
Every Christmas I test myself. I like to try and change the way I do things from one year to the next.
Case in point, where should all the Christmas cards go this year?
Last year, they hung from an old ladder.
The year before that, they hung from a chunk of industrial looking metal clad siding.
One year, the cards were attached to a snowy wreath.
So this year, I had to kick it up a notch… something really different… think. THINK!
Do you remember the story of my brother’s garage sale? The one where he said he didn’t have ANYTHING I would like, but I ended up bringing a full truck load home? Heh…
One of those baskets became the main star of the show.
And I needed a Sleigh Rides winter sign in my life anyway, so…
I could only wish I were that popular.
The fresh greens were cut from a tree outside and placed in a jar of water so they would last for awhile. Gotta love those real greens.
This little sign was super fast to make! I used the new Sleigh Rides stencil, along with the also new Winter Graphics, to add a touch of winter bling!
Sleigh Rides comes with just the words. But if you add the Winter or Christmas Graphics, there’s a whole lotta other options!
I like the stencils to go a LONG way. Mixing and matching most certainly does this!
So… why Sleigh Rides?
One of my fav memories as a kid was during those long dark winter nights. We’d get blizzards back then. And once our huge circular driveway was well covered with snow, we knew what came next. Dad would hook up our sleighs to the back of the tractor, and drive us around and around and around, until our faces and fingers were so frozen, we couldn’t even yell out for him to stop!
BEST. MEMORY. EVER. 🙂
I really love snow, and winter. So I really wanted a winter stencil that could reach beyond just Christmas.
1. Select your board of choice, (mine was from an old fence), sand, then paint.
2. Once dry, mark the centre of the board.
3. Place stencil into position, and run masking tape along the edges so it won’t move.
4. Load your stencil brush with white paint, remove most of the paint off, until very dry.
5. Tap the stencil brush up and down to leave your impression.
6. Remove the stencil, and fall in LOVE.
7. Grab the Winter Graphics stencil, select a couple of snowflakes and the 25 cents, to add more winter fun!
Paint source / Fusion Mineral Paint’s Fort York Red and Lamp White.
I’m so in LOVE with this paint! No primer nor topcoat required! You can check out my full review on why HERE.
If you’d like a visual, here’s HOW TO STENCIL.
Aren’t those snowflakes the most fun EVER? They are totally original, computer drawn from scratch.
Do you remember what this little vintage sleigh did last year? It was a bathroom shelf!
But today it’s just being a festive little sleigh innocently hanging on a wall.
I’m sure it’s possible… if he quit eating all those cookies on his stops…
Visit more Old Sign Stencil projects HERE.
See you tomorrow for quirky winter sign setup #2… 🙂