Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign

Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament

By now you already know I’m addicted to making rustic reclaimed wood signs. Especially Christmas signs for Christmas decorating!

However, this round, I desired something a little different. Square boards are great! But I’ve always visioned making a sign designed like a giant gift tag…

The concept is pretty simple. I visioned a tall, vertical sign with two edges cut on an angle along the top, with a hole punched out to resemble a hole-punched gift tag.

What a fun front porch sign that would be!

But what would this particular sign say this round?

And that’s when I pulled out Joyeux Noel. Seemed fitting! It’s a traditional Christmas saying that seemed to fit an enhanced background to call home.

About the stencil

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Joyeux Noel Christmas stencil by Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

View Joyeux Noel stencil HERE

Joyeux Noel is a 3 foot tall vertical sign stencil with bold letters that pop, along with a scripted Joyeux caption surrounded by twinkling stars.

But this stencil also has a few hidden talents you’ll want to know about!

Joy-Small Full Accessories by Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

View Joy-Small Full Accessory Kit stencil HERE

Joyeux Noel is designed to mix & match perfectly with Joy-Small’s Full Accessories so you can replace the O in Noel with an ornament or snowflake! Or more!

So after playing around figuring out what I was going to do, I must say, this rustic Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign sure turned out cool!

The gift tag board shape is SO easy to make, just as easy as a square sign, but with a totally different vibe!

And the ornament went even further with an added Argyle pattern to it… 

This whole sign is rustic and festive, with lots of unique turns!

So here’s what I ended up doing…

Rustic Noel gift tag Christmas sign

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Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

Supplies I used:

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Joyeux Noel stencil

Joy-Small Full Accessories Kit stencil

Argyle-small stencil

3 5.5″ x 36″ reclaimed wood fence planks

3 cedar strips for back supports

Paint of choice: I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Ash, Raw Silk, Algonquin and Enchanted Echinacea

(find a Fusion Mineral Paint retailer near you from HERE) 

Evergreen branches

Stencil brushes (I prefer dome-tipped like THESE)

Miter saw

Palm sander

Cordless drill and screws

1.5″ forstner bit


How-to:

 

Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

Building a gift tag board

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1. Cut reclaimed wood planks to desired length, then sand.

My planks measured 47″ long.

2. Cut parts of the two outer boards at an angle to suit.

3. Cut 3 support boards to fit across the back.

I used cedar strips that were cut just under the full width of the sign, so their edges wouldn’t show.

Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

4. Attach the cedar strips across the entire back width of the sign using screws.

Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

5. Using a 1.5″ forstner bit, drill a hole in the middle of the sign close to the top, to resemble a hole-punched gift card tag. 

Cool, right?! It worked so good!

I had this bit from a previous project from when I made THESE RECLAIMED WOOD CANDLES. I may not use it often, but it sure is nice to have when I need it!

Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

Stenciling the lettering

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At this point, it’s all about artistic license! You can of course stencil Noel just the way it is, or do as I did and get fancy with an ornament. And even add a pattern to the ornament! Which is what I ended up doing…

All the stencil steps are shown in the video at the bottom of this post.

So here are the steps I took:

6. Position Joyeux Noel in the middle of the sign.

7. Stencil N E L in Fusion’s Ash.

Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

Adding an ornament

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8. Stencil Joyeux and the stars in Raw Silk. Once dry, re-position the Joyeux stencil on top of where you already stenciled it, but move it a little down and to the left, then stencil in Ash.

This creates a 2-toned shadow effect, making the letters pop!

9. Position the ornament into place, and stencil the round part in Raw Silk, and the hook part in Ash.


Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

View Argyle – Small stencil HERE

Adding Argyle to the ornament

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10. Once dry, position Argyle – small over top of the ornament shape.

Stencil in the diamonds rotating colours of Ash and Algonquin.

Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

Find Argyle – Small stencil from HERE

11. Once dry, position the thin lines of Argyle where they cross as an x in the middle of the triangles. Stencil in Enchanted Echinacea.

Isn’t that Argyle ornament the cutest?! 

All the stencil steps are shown in the video at the bottom of this post.


Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

Adding 3D sign details

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12. Dress up the Argyle ornament as desired!

I added a few freshly cut evergreen branches (here’s some faux branches) tied together with a twine rope, then attached with screws. Shuffle the rope and branches to hide the screws.

A heavy wire (a wire coat hanger could also work!) was bent into the shape of an ornament hook, then screwed into place.

Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

Then a soft thick white rope was tied through the hole along the top, positioned just so, knotted, then held into place with a screw under the knot.

Tell me that isn’t the cutest thing ever!!!

And here’s the finished sign!

Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

The finished Noel gift tag Christmas sign!

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What a cutie huh?

This rustic Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign is just the perfect size for the front porch!

Notice how the letters aren’t tight against the edges of the sign boards? You can make any sign feel larger by just adding more boards around the letters!

Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

I like a rustic wood neutral take for my own Christmas decorating, however this Rustic Noel gift tag Christmas sign can be any color or size you desire! It’s so versatile!


Video how-to

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Watch video above to learn how to add Argyle to the ornament!

Learn how to DIY this Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign with Argyle ornament with reclaimed wood and Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils! Click to read full tutorial along with a helpful video!

Yep… looks like the front porch is finally ready for Christmas, thanks to this rustic Noel gift tag Christmas sign… and that most certainly works for me!

Now onto a new door mat design! Hmm… I’ve always wanted an Argyle door mat. Maybe this is the year to finally make it happen… stay tuned!

Have you been making any Christmas signs? Think you’ll give a giant gift tag shape a go?

Find stencils used:

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Joyeux Noel

Small Full Accessories (ornament kit)

Argyle – Small

 

Other vertical Christmas signs you may enjoy:

Buffalo Check ornament JOY sign

Joy with Buffalo Checked Ornament

Joy rustic shiplap Christmas sign stencil

Rustic Joy sign on chippy shiplap

rustic Christmas tree vertical sign with stencils

Rustic Christmas tree sign in 3D tree crate

View all my other rustic Christmas sign projects HERE

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11 thoughts on “Noel gift tag vertical Christmas sign

    • Haha! Thanks Susan! And yeah, they accumulate for sure. I’m debating firing up a local FB group to sell them as I’ve shared them in a local community on FB and there was lots of interest to purchase.

      I sometimes put them up for bid on FB as well if I accumulate too many. Or just reuse the materials over again!

  1. Good morning Donna. This is adorable. Gosh, but I love the wood aesthetic with the stenciling. I am inspired to try some. I am not working so much any more and have the time. I was thinking this morning that a good bit of time and thought goes into your pieces. Nice. Also, very happy on my end because we got a new computer and I can now correspond with others. Thanks for showing us your newest rustic creation.

    • Aww thank-you Joanne! And thanks for noticing! Yes, I do put a lot of thought into where to take something in a unique way for sure. Those projects take a little longer to dream up but my goal is to surprise myself in some small way at the very least. It’s inspiring!

      Thanks for noticing! Glad you got outfitted with a new toy! Hoping to catch up on our convos online here and there!

  2. Oh my goodness! I Love this. One of these days I’m gonna get me these stencils. You come up with the most creative ideas I Love them all.
    Sandi

  3. I love all of your amazing projects. Especially any that use old or made-to-look-old wood pieces. The gift tag is beautiful. And I make sure all these beauties are starred in my inbox.

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