Welcome back to this months Pinterest Challenge! Making and sharing how to make a Fresh Cut Christmas Tree Farmhouse Sign has been on my to-do list since last year! Which is why I love this challenge so much because it inspires me to make things happen.
Fresh Cut Christmas Tree Farmhouse Sign
- 1 x 30mm x 18mm – Meranti cut into 2 x 460mm and 2 x 310mm – Don’t have time to make one, don’t worry I’ve got you covered. You can find them over in my SHOP!
- 1 x sheet of 3ply Plywood – cut into 450mm x 300mm
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Coal Black Sample
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Bayberry Sample
- Paint Brush
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Chocolate Sample
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Raw Silk
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Beeswax
- Cut Trees Stencil – I made mine from vinyl but this one from Amazon would work. Just make sure you adjust your wood to the size of the stencil when you cut it out.
- Painters Tape
- Foam Wedges
- Nail Compressor – or if you don’t have access to compressor nails will do
- Plastic Cup
- Lint-free cloth
Step 1 – Give your plywood 2 coats of raw silk letting each coat dry in between.
Step 2 – Place your stencil in the middle of your plywood and use painters tape to secure. Because you don’t want your stencil moving about while your stencilling. Using your foam wedge pounce in the trees with Bayberry. Then once dry pounce in the words with Coal Black. Let completely dry and then carefully remove your stencil. Grab your sandpaper and distress to your liking. Wax to seal in all your hard work so it makes your design pop.
Step 3 – Mix up about 3 tablespoons of water to 2 tablespoons of chocolate in a plastic cup because if there is any left over you can pop some glad wrap over the top and use for another project. Using your lint-free cloth stain your frame pieces. Let dry and then using your nail gun or nails, nail your frame together. Smaller pieces go on the inside. I used 2 just to secure the frame.
Step 4 – Center your rectangle piece over the frame and nail from the back into the frame. Then using your stain, stain the back of the plywood rectangle.
Even though there are lots of supplies needed to make this sign, once you have the knack you can make multiples at once. Which would make lovely gifts don’t you think?
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