Welcome Christmas Shiplap Sign
November 25, 2022
Who is ready to welcome Christmas? I'm getting ready to pull out the Christmas decorations, as many households are. Our traditional day to decorate is the day after Thanksgiving. I'm hoping to replace an older wreath above my fireplace this year, and thought I'd do something different.
Hi it's Maureen today - and I wanted to share a project I did for my mantel that is part sign/part wreath. I'm calling it my Welcome Christmas decor!
I've started with the Large Shiplap Circle and painted it red. It took about 3 coats, including edges and sanding it down for a smooth finish.
I'm using the XL Welcome Sentiment Wood Shape, painted in white - both front and sides so you can look at it from any angle.
For some fun, I'm using a battery operated light set and attaching it to the back of the Welcome sentiment. I started by taping it into place so it's in the correct spots, then I went back over it with glue. The battery pack is held in there with a strip of ribbon glued to the back like a pocket.
Here's what that looks like all lit up!
For the additional sign highlights, I've chosen the Bell Bulbs Chipboard Embellishment. These are painted in white along with the sentiment, and then highlighted with glitter glue.
I hadn't quite decided if I was going to hang this sign yet, or put it in an easel, but just in case I did have my husband drill a hole in the top for a hanger. He's generally better at the tools than I am, ha ha ha!
I also added a simple bow by tying together 6 strips of ribbon together and adding a floral embellishment to the middle for some bling. This is glued to the top of the circle with either hot glue or tacky glue.
This is going to be so fun at night hanging over my fireplace. This project is quick and easy so you can get to the holiday festivities faster. I hope you give it a try as you welcome Christmas in your home!
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