DIY Fresh Cut Trees Sign

Hello! One of my favorite things about Christmas is getting our tree. I absolutely love real trees. They have the most amazing smell and I love that each year our tree is a little different. I know each season it would probably be easier for us to get an artificial tree but I just can’t give up the experience. It’s such a memory making opportunity. I remember our first year in Hawaii. Our first Christmas married, it was 90 degrees outside when we picked out our tree. My husband was in shorts and flip flops as he tied it to the roof of our car. Ha.

This year, he won’t be home to go pick out a tree but I am still going to continue our tradition with our little girl. (I know! I still haven’t gotten my tree yet… soon!)

I wanted to do a little something to commemorate one of my favorite traditions and I thought this little sign would be perfect for that.

I picked up a white wood board from Lowe’s and painted it with some white paint that I had thinned out with water.

To create a stencil, I cut out the lettering and arrow using my Silhouette Cameo.

I used a pencil to trace the stencil.

I hand painted the lettering using green acrylic paint. I didn’t worry too much about getting it perfectly in the lines because I knew I would end up distressing it. And really, it isn’t supposed to be perfect.

Here’s the sign before I distressed it. See how I didn’t really do a perfect job getting the paint in the lines. It’s a wonder I made it through Elementary now that I look at it!

And here’s the after. You can hardly even tell I can’t color in the lines :) Right?

So there you have it. My little sign that reminds me of my favorite holiday tradition. I’d love to hear what your favorite holiday tradition is. Share them with me in the comments! Have a great day friends!

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Chelsea
Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.
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SAHM, mil spouse. I spend my days playing tea party and blocks but when I can I work on DIY/home decor projects. I blog about them at Making Home Base.
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  1. says

    This is such a great project, and really does look like a vintage sign. Great idea using your silhouette to trace the letters first. I would never have thought of that. Well done!

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