Christmas sign decorating ideas using reclaimed wood and stencils
‘Tis the season to hit the scrap wood pile and rusty junk bins to start creating rustic and unique Christmas decorating ideas!
If you’re a frequent visitor here, you’ll already know I have PLENTY of Christmas sign decorating ideas using reclaimed wood.
But there’s an important DIY supply that absolutely helps me create Christmas sign decorating ideas with that grand finale punch…. and that’s through using reusable mylar Christmas stencils for wood.
Why use sign stencils?
- Mylar stencils LOVE reclaimed wood.
Raw wood doesn’t tend to like anything sticky. With a mylar stencil, you simply position and paint!
- Our stencils are all about signs.
Christmas signs are BIG in decorating. Since our stencils are all ABOUT signs, they are already designed to offer that special festive bold punch using real sign maker fonts!
- The design is already done. Just add paint!
Design work by hand takes HOURS to get it right. But with stencils, the design work is already complete. A stencil project can take as little time as just a few minutes!
Since Christmas is just around the corner, 7 NEW Christmas stencil designs were just released, so you can create all new Christmas ideas for signs, doormats, porch signs, cocoa bars, and more!
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NEW Christmas sign stencils
These 7 New Christmas stencils are designed to add a festive touch to a little bit of everything!
But these 7 stencils can become so much more. Each one is made to work with the next, so you can really mix them together and get some unique one-of-a-kind Christmas sign decorating ideas!
Read to get your festive on?
Below shares each new stencil, ideas on how to use it plus plenty of project ideas on what to make!
Christmas sign decorating ideas
using reclaimed wood and stencils
- Stencil brushes – my fav kind are dome tipped like THESE
- Reclaimed wood – I collect fallen down fences, pallets, etc.
- Miter Saw
- Cordless Drill
- Palm sander
- Paint of choice – I enjoy using Fusion Mineral Paint you can find on Amazon HERE
- (find a local Fusion merchant from HERE)
Learn all about how to stencil with my fav supplies in THIS POST.
Hot cocoa station signs
My kitchen is compact. So every Christmas, I dress up a new coffee or hot cocoa station with a festive touch with an attempt to save on space.
Hence… this fab compact Hot Cocoa Bar sign stencil that can fit in smaller kitchen spaces perfectly!
But also work equally well on trays, placemats, and even pillows!
Here’s a couple of creative and easy hot cocoa stations to make:
This easy Hot Cocoa sign made with two planks is festive and easy! Doesn’t the chippy wood look like it’s been hit with snow?
A fav trick of mine is to add a spacer behind the sign so you can use S hooks to hang up mugs!
And here’s how to use a 10″ x 10″ but make it feel bigger than what it is… by putting it to work hanging mugs!
Porch decorating signs
I think we all like something on the front porch so the entries to our home feel more festive! So I created 3 new porch sign designs this season! And here’s the first:
Tall Christmas Tree in Crate stencil is designed so you have the ability to decorate a Christmas tree with lights, paint, patterns, whatever you wish! As well as add some festive sayings to the crate!
Here’s a couple of porch signs I’ve done…
Stencils – Joy-Large / Large Snowflake
This sign together in MINUTES. Fastest Christmas sign I’ve ever made.
Stencils – Joy Large / Large Ornament
Joy is a cool sign on its own, but adding a festive Buffalo checked ornament to the mix added additional Christmas fuel in a split second!
Joyeux Noel is another iconic festive saying that also has a ton of versatility!
Treat the O as a wreath with a few evergreen branches and a ribbon… or the best part…
Replace the O with an ornament or snowflake from Joy-Small Accessories!
Snow Day celebrates all the GOOD things a big snowfall brings! Beauty, a ton of fun, and if you’re super lucky, a day off work or school. Am I right?
Decorate the glove with the added snowflakes!
Or replace the glove with an O, ornament or snowflake from Joy-Small and Accessories!
One really fast and easy way to change out your Christmas living room is to add a few new Christmas pillow covers!
Christmas Trees with Sleigh is a festive stencil design perfect for making Christmas pillow! Plus it’s designed so you can customize the trees and crate with patterns or sayings! (sample showing with Christmas Sweater and Mini Christmas Tree Signs)
Here’s a few Christmas pillows I’ve stenciled:
This Argyle pattern looks complicated doesn’t it? But it isn’t! The 2 stencil layers do the trick, resulting in a very authentic argyle pattern.
And here it is with a cozy neutral look! Pretty, isn’t it? I think this would make a GORGEOUS door mat design!
This video tutorial includes how to add Grain Sack Stripes and get this scrumptious aged look so your grain sack pillows look more authentic!
A bold Merry Christmas with trees you can decorate is a great start! Add a cute colour coordinated plaid pillow to match and you have a charming set!
One of my favs is this wintery snowflake pillow using 3 different sized snowflakes. Love how neutral it looks!
Christmas table decorating
There are several different ways a table can be decorated for Christmas too… how about with a patterned placemat or festive cloth napkins?
Christmas Sweater is a repeating pattern that is designed in a square to achieve quick coverage. Perfect for placemats, pillows and more!
I already know this stencil will become a fast and furious first choice for me.
Here’s a few Christmas table decorating ideas to make:
Ikea rattan placemats were Buffalo Checked then Plaid added to achieve this amazing iconic layered look!
View our many Buffalo Check projects HERE
Two Ikea tea towels were quickly turned into festive napkins with the Christmas Crates stencil.
Christmas front door mat
So I didn’t really create a specific front door mat design this year, because my personal preference is using patterns.
Patterns offer an instant cozy look and are easy to use!
Here’s a door mat I’ve done with some pattern ideas to try:
This Buffalo Checked doormat is cozy and so on-trend yet timeless! And couldn’t be easier to make using a large Buffalo Check stencil and large brush.
View our many Buffalo Check projects HERE
Small DIY Christmas Tree ideas
I LOVE creating reclaimed wood DIY Christmas trees! In fact, every year I create a new version! So this stencil is going to come in really handy!
Mini Christmas Tree Signs is a smaller scaled Christmas tree sign kit that is designed to use for smaller projects… and of course, to decorate those tree crates I shared in the above new stencils!
Here’s a few DIY Christmas tree project ideas to make:
This tutorial is so easy and turns out adorable!
This project uses small chippy wood triangles decked out with adorable junk bases to further the Christmas story.
Add a mini Christmas sign and you have the perfect little Christmas vignette!
4 planks of pallet wood were cut to size, then attached to a branch to create this adorable tree-shaped Christmas tree sign. SO easy and fun to decorate with!
Collect little faux evergreen trees too? Stick a few into a small Ikea crate as a tree skirt, and create an adorable forest grouping with an appropriate Christmas sign to chime in!
I could chat about Christmas sign decorating ideas using reclaimed wood and stencils FOREVER.
However it’s now time to unleash your own creativity! Gather up some reclaimed wood and a couple of stencils, and see what you can come up with!
Did any of these new Christmas stencil designs inspire you to create some of your own sign ideas with wood? What would you like to make?
Find ALL my reclaimed wood Christmas decorating ideas HERE