Personalized DIY Christmas wood sign post
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Personalized DIY Outdoor Christmas Wood Sign Post

This Personalized DIY Outdoor Christmas Wood Sign Post is meant to mimic a directional sign post that you may see on a hike trail or public attraction (such as a zoo, amusement park or museum). What makes this sign so much fun to create is that it highlights some of your personal Christmas traditions.

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Painting a Personalized DIY Outdoor Christmas Wood Sign Post

When creating your sign, be sure to add your own holiday traditions. Hot chocolate drinking, tree cutting, toy drives, Christmas markets, caroling, and stringing or touring Christmas lights are all examples of popular Christmas traditions. Also, use colours that you love for the boards and letters.

Let’s get this project started!  

Personalized DIY Outdoor Christmas Wood Sign Post

What you’ll need:

  • 4 wood planks 1.5 x 1 x 5
  • 1 wood plank 2 x 1 x 5
  • 1 wood post 
  • Paint brushes
  • Acrylic paint in brick red, off white, slate grey, deep sparkly green, and black (used here)
  • Outdoor wood sealer (we used a spray sealer)
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Any embellishments
  • Stencils (or hand paint your wording)
  • Pencil
Personalized DIY Outdoor Christmas Wood Sign Post

Firstly, paint the wood planks and the post.  Apply a coat of paint to the boards. Multiple coats may be needed but be sure to allow the boards to dry completely between each coat of paint.  

Letter writing on Wood Sign Post

Secondly, begin the lettering.  You can free hand your designs or choose a stencil which will certainly make it easier.  Either way, use the pencil lightly to avoid creating damage to the wood.

Personalized DIY Outdoor Christmas Wood Sign Post

Once the sayings and traditions roughed in, paint them!  Alternate colours to give it some more character.  Once again, set aside and allow it to dry completely.

Spray some outdoor sealer to the wood boards and post

Once the boards and post are finished, you will need to seal them with an outdoor sealer. This will help keep the weather out and keep the sign looking great in all weather types.  

Nailing the post to the wood board signs by Champagne and Sugarplums

Once the sealer is dry, nail all the boards to the post.  Try to nail the boards on a slight angle, giving the post some character and certainly an eye catching effect! 

Personalized DIY Outdoor Christmas Wood Sign Post

In short, we hope you love this Personalized DIY Outdoor Christmas Wood Sign Post. What are some family traditions you will add to your sign post? Need more Christmas decorations and crafts? Certainly see our 2 Step Coastal Christmas Starfish for a beachy Christmas feel. Happy Crafting!

Happy Holidays from Champagne and Sugarplums