Reclaimed wood Christmas Sleigh Rides arrow sign

Reclaimed wood Christmas Sleigh Rides arrow sign, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint | funkyjunkinteriors.net
I love love LOVE snow!

As long as I don’t have to drive in it of course…

But I think my love for snow stems from growing up on the dairy farm. A snow day flat out meant it was time to hook up the toboggan behind the tractor, with Dad towing us for rounds around our large circular driveway.

Or… when the power went out due to a big ice storm. We’d huddle around the kitchen table illuminated with candles, wearing jackets, playing board games.

What’s not to love about those kinds of memories?

So… this festive little sign brainstorm became all about where to find the nearest tractor towed toboggan during a wintery snow fall!

Gotta love a sign that tells a story…

Here’s how I made it.

The making of a reclaimed wood Christmas Sleigh Rides arrow sign, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint | funkyjunkinteriors.net
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Sleigh Rides stencil HERE

Winter Graphics stencil HERE (with snowflakes)

Red and white paint – I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Fort York Red and Casement (white)

Disclosure: Fusion supplied me with the paint. But as always, I love endorsing it because it’s fab!

stencil brush

1 larger board plank and two smaller ones to make the arrow tip

cordless drill and screws

miter saw

palm sander

wooden snowflake – was a gift! Learn to make it from My Altered State HERE



How to make a super easy reclaimed wood arrow tip for a sign board | funkyjunkinteriors.net
1. Paint the main plank red.

I used a ‘sloppy technique’, not entirely covering the board to the edges. But I did apply two coats in the middle of the board for more colour coverage.

How to make a super easy reclaimed wood arrow tip for a sign board | funkyjunkinteriors.net
2. Create the arrow tip, then screw onto the main board.
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How to make this super easy arrow tip:

Cut one board straight at one end, and at 45 degrees on the other.

Line up another board against the first, then centre the arrow tip as shown. 

Measure the 2nd board, including the first, to the same length as the first, as shown.

Cut the new measurement at 45 degrees.

Lightly sand the cut edges.

Screw boards onto main sign board.

The making of a reclaimed wood Christmas Sleigh Rides arrow sign, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint | funkyjunkinteriors.net
The making of a reclaimed wood Christmas Sleigh Rides arrow sign, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint | funkyjunkinteriors.net
3. Position the stencil in the centre of the sign board, then tape into place with masking tape.

4. Using a very dry brush, tap the paint inside the letters. The tapping will give the letters a snow like appearance!

5. Stencil snowflakes in random placements.

Tip: Have some flakes not completely fit the board, so they appear to have more of a drifting by effect.

6. Sand the painted graphics if you desire a distressed look.

Reclaimed wood Christmas Sleigh Rides arrow sign, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint | funkyjunkinteriors.net
Soooo festive, with snow flake fun!

I want red pj pants with white snowflakes like these. Hmmm…

Really glad the arrow tip came into play. It is such an easy add, and dramatically changes the look and function of a plain board.

You could use this sign to hang Christmas cards, used as a entryway coat rack, hang stockings, towels in a festive bathroom… you name it.

Vintage coke crate battery operated candle cubby and house numbers 25 for Christmas decorating | funkyjunkinteriors.net
But this round, this little vignette tells the story of the blustery snowfall that led to way too much fun.

Then don’t forget to warm up by the fire! A vintage coke crate worked perfectly as a rustic cubby for battery operated candles.

The snow on the tree is sewing batting. It looks real from a short distance!

Reclaimed wood Christmas Sleigh Rides arrow sign, made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint | funkyjunkinteriors.net
This little reclaimed wood Christmas Sleigh Rides arrow sign makes me want to find the next toboggan ride!

Tip: Always sit in the back though. Those tractor wheels really know how to throw snow!

Got any fav wintery tales to tell of your own?

Sleigh Rides Christmas card holder made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
And here’s the Christmas card holder Sleigh Rides sign I made last year.

Funky Junk Interiors Old Sign Stencils Store.02 PM
You can find the Sleigh Rides stencil HERE.

Or find a local retailer HERE.

More Old Sign Stencil projects are HERE.


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  1. Those rides behind the tractor sound like a blast, I’m not much for the cold anymore but do have some pretty fun memories playing in the snow as a kid growing up in WA state. Had this wooden sled and it added so much fun to a snowy day. Love the sign, I’m adding the sleigh stencil to my collection next year.

  2. arrow love…and that red is perfect!

    Lot’s of snow memories…I’m not much for cold anymore. I like it if I can stay home and sit in my comfy chair with a book and coffee.

    NC does not get snow…maybe a skim and then they tell you to stay home. Everything is closing before the first snowflake which is kinda cute. Not like back home…don’t miss the days of driving to work at 5am over the hump(mountain) in the snow 😉

  3. It’s looks great, Donna! Can I come over to your house for some Christmas spirit? I’ll bring hot apple cider.