12 Days of Christmas – Snowman Crafts
DIY Rustic Wooden Sign Frosty’s Baby Picture
Last year the snowfall season was both ridiculously long and unfortunately not uncommon. In an attempt to embrace it, I am decorating for Christmas in a snow and ice theme. Including this DIY Frosty’s baby picture sign.
This Frosty’s baby picture sign literally takes half an hour to make. The rest is just waiting for the paint to dry.
You can vary this sign to any size or colour you like. You could also do the same thing with plywood and add a simple frame to it.
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10 ” piece of 2 by 12 lumber
220 grit sandpaper
Tiny portion of dark wood stain[/wc_column] [wc_column size=”one-half” position=”last”]
Small wooden snowflake
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Stain the Background
This board is a leftover from when we were replacing a stair on the back deck. I just dug through the cast off pile and chose it. No cutting is always a bonus. I don’t recommend buying a piece of lumber for this project. Try and find a scrap of wood you have laying around, it doesn’t matter what size your sign is, just make sure it is thick enough to stand up on its own.
This sign only uses a few tablespoons of dark stain. Our stain is leftover from our dining room table upcycle. Stain (or paint) your wood according to the directions that came with your product. Let dry really well.
Add the Snowflake
This wood snowflake was originally grey so I gave it a quick makeover using white chalk paint. Of course, if you like your snowflake you can skip the painting. Let dry.
Glue the snowflake to the wood background.
Add the Saying
Place the printable with the lettering facing outside on a window. This will help you to see the backside of the print. Trace the lettering with white chalk.
Place the printable chalk side down on to the wood surface and rub. The chalk will transfer enough that you can see it. I then retrace it with chalk so I can see what I am doing. It is possible you can skip this step.
Carefully trace the chalk markings with a Sharpe or a fine paint pen. Let dry.
Once dry wipe off any remaining chalk.
Check out all the different Snowman Themed Projects from Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Hop.