DIY Wooden Holiday Decorations

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Let’s make DIY Wooden Holiday Decorations!

Tis the season to make all the things, especially DIY wooden holiday decorations.  With a new workshop filled with tools, we have been busy sawing, sanding and building this month.  I am super excited to share both the ladder for holding holiday blankets AND our new family Christmas sign.  Both projects are made from basic two by fours and with a little love and awesome paint make beautiful handmade holiday wooden decoration.  This post is sponsored by DecoArt but the ideas and opinions are my own.

DIY Wooden Holiday Decorations

How to Build a Blanket Ladder

Start with 6 pieces of wood, cut and sanded.  The taller two pieces that make the sides are 6 feet in length.  The shorter pieces that make the slats are 16 inches across.  Lay the pieces out on the floor and use a drill to screw the slats in from the outside of the taller pieces.

Paint the ladder with DecoArt Chalky Finish paint.  This color is Romance Red and it is PERFECT For Christmastime and beyond.

When the paint is dry, sand it a bit if the desired look is rustic.  Then put a coat of DecoArt Wax Creme White over the entire surface and let dry.  I recommend using a micro-fiber cloth for the waxing.

While the ladder is drying, it is time to make a sign!

How to Make a Wood Pallet Sign as DIY Wooden Holiday Decorations

This DIY Wooden Holiday Decor is amazing and fun to create.  Start with three pieces of wood.  The two that make the front of the board should be 12 inches wide.  The smaller piece that gets glued (or screwed) to the back can be any size that will hold the two front pieces together.

Once the two larger pieces are secured, paint the front of the sign completely in one solid color.  Let it dry.

Add a good coat of Craft Twinkles to add the glittery magic.  Craft Twinkles (from DecoArt of course) can be mixed together.  For this sign the colors Crystal and Silver are mixed together before being painted on.

Once the Craft Twinkles layer is totally dry, use a stencil to add a message.  Our message is Ho Ho Ho, The Kellys!

After the sign has had about 30 minutes to completely dry, add another layer of Crystal Craft Twinkles to cover the entire surface, including the letters with the sparkly glitter.

Ta Da!

Other Ideas for Handmade Holiday Designs

Painting signs for the season is a great way to customize the message in your home.  We made Hot Cocoa Bar signs for our neighbors using a stencil that I made on my Cricut Maker.

Wooden Sign Hot Cocoa Bar

Last year I shared this super fun project for the holidays using DecoArt.  It is easy to create a giant canvas decoration with DecoArt acrylic paints and these simple steps.

Step By Step Gnome Painting

If you have any questions about these DIY wooden holiday decorations, be sure to comment and ask!  Otherwise, get started on your own!


PS:  I shared a fun Naughty or Nice two sided painted sign a few days ago.  You can check it out on the blog too!

Naughty or Nice Glitter Sign




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