Rustic Christmas Sign Made with Reclaimed Wood

Rustic is my favorite language and when I found a pile of old fence boards on the side of the road one day, I had several Christmas projects in mind. 
Rustic Christmas Sign Made with Fence Boards


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This project used two pieces of boards that were left over from another project. You can read all about that fun project here
The boards were cut to about 24" long. I attached them with 2 cross pieces of wood on the back with wood glue and the brad nailer. You can find the products I used by clicking on the green links. 
Christmas Sign Made with Fence Boards



I painted the boards with one coat of chalky white paint. I find that the chalky paint distresses better than regular craft paint and this one works well and is super inexpensive. I wanted the wood to show through and wanted it to distress well at the end. I used the inserts of cardboard alphabet stencils I had and traced around the letters with a pencil. You can use regular stencils as well. 
Christmas Sign Made with Reclaimed Wood

I left off the "O" because I wanted to add a wreath in its place. 
Rustic Christmas Sign Made with Reclaimed Wood

I filled in the lettering with a Sharpie Paint Marker in black. If you haven't used a Sharpie paint marker yet, you're in for a treat. They color in the lines beautifully and come in both water and oil based. I used it on fabric for this Canvas Open Sign and on furniture when I made this Lettered Table.
DIY Rustic Christmas Sign Made with Reclaimed Wood


When the black paint dried I sanded the board and lettering well with an electric sander. 
DIY Rustic Christmas Sign Made with Fence Boards

Next, I used Van's hemp oil to rub down the board for protection. You only need a little bit of oil to rub into the wood. Hemp oil is food safe and brings out the beauty of wood with just a wipe. 
Rustic signs sealed with hemp oil for protection

Now it was time to make a wreath. I used wired faux greenery to create a wreath just the size I needed then tied it with a buffalo check ribbon. The wired greenery comes in a bolt on Amazon, you can visit the site by clicking on the green link above. 
Small faux boxwood wreath for NOEL sign

The wreath is attached to the board with a large metal cable staple so it wouldn't fall off. You could also hang it in the space with a nail if you want to switch it out for something else. Maybe a large snowflake cookie cutter like I did for this project
Small faux boxwood wreath for NOEL sign on Reclaimed Wood

This free fence board project is just beautiful and will look great decorating our home for Christmas.
Rustic Reclaimed Wood NOEL sign for Christmas



                                             


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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  1. So cute, those fence boards are much better off with you then as a fence! Pinned.

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    1. Lol and better than buying wood for a project!

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  2. Hi This sign is so perfect! Thank you for the details of how to and products. Visiting via Blogging Fifty today. Linda

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  3. Susan this is such a great idea and a great sign to put outside the house. I wonder if I have any pieces of wood lying around somewhere that I can use.

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    1. Thanks so much Mary! Yes, any reclaimed wood will do! :)

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