I love to make signs. The way I make them however, is in no way the proper way. I usually only have a small window of time. The kids are happy, there is not another project that needs to get done, dinner is in the oven and the washer is going. So I apologize in advance to all the professional sign makers. This is not the way to make a sign, but it is my way…
I used an old piece of plywood that was in the barn. It is about ½” think. I sketched 3 trees out with chalk and asked my husband to cut them out. He used a jigsaw.
For my stencil I printed the words out from a word document. I try to make my font as big as possible. This one was 300. I then use an x-acto knife to cut them out.
I enlisted my little one to help me paint them. He loves to help with projects. I used Hunter Green craft paint from AC Moore.
Then I put the stencils on and painted them. I follow it up with a heavy sanding. I have learned that the more imperfect it is the better. It looks like you found it on an old barn or on the side of a farm road leading to a land of Christmas Trees.