Have you ever used Mod Podge friends? If you haven’t this is the perfect little DIY to get you started. This little DIY Mod Podge Christmas sign is as easy as it is cute!!
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
- Scrap piece of wood (approx. 6 1/2″ x 5 1/2″)
- 2 – Ply Christmas napkin ( Mine were a $1 from Dollar General)
- Mod Podge
- Small paint brush or foam brush
- Drill and small drill bit
- Sanding block (optional)
First off, I did choose to spray my wood with a light of heirloom white spray paint before adding the Mod Podge. This step is not necessary and completely optional, but if you choose to paint the wood just make sure it is completely dry before moving to the next step. After the paint is dry is a good time to drill your holes in the top corners of the board.
Now it’s time to brush on a thin layer of Mod Podge, making sure to spread it evenly from one side of your wood to the other. Next, cut the section of your napkin you wish to use and trim it to fit your board. Now, separate the two plys of your napkin and pull apart. You will discard the white ply and keep the one with your print on it.
Once you have your plys separated, lay the printed ply down onto your board and smooth it out lightly with your fingers. If the napkin wrinkles slightly don’t worry, it will have a vintage look.
Adding the handle
Once your image is smooth you can attach your wire handle. Unroll some of your wire from your spool and wrap the end around a pencil to create a “coil.”
Depending on how long you want your handle, cut off a section of the wire and poke the end without the coil through one of your drilled holes. If you covered the holes with your napkin no worries, the wire will go right through. Now you will pull the wire tight until the coiled end is against the board.
Next, insert the end of your wire into the other hole and “coil” the end with your pencil just like you did on the other side. When you grasp the handle and lift, your coils will pull tight against the sign. Finally you can apply a layer of Mod Podge on top of your sign in order to seal it. Once the Mod Podge layer is completely dry you can use a sanding block to lightly distress the edges if you’d like a more distressed look.
That’s it!! You are finished with your DIY Mod Podge Christmas sign!! This little sign is perfect to hang on the tree, sit on a shelf, or be part of a cute Christmas vignette!! But best of all, it’s budget friendly!!
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