Hand Painted Wooden Merry Christmas Sign with Hanging Ornaments.
Disclosure: I was provided product by BEHR to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
As I explained on Monday, I’ve been working on a fun outdoor Christmas sign to hang outside my front porch. I just couldn’t seem to find an already-made sign that I loved, so I figured why don’t I just make one! Plus it just so happened that my friends at BEHR asked if I could create an outdoor Holiday project. We both win with this project!
This Merry Christmas sign just screams FUN! Of course the Merry Christmas plaque on its own was cute, but it needed more to make it just right. The ornaments and their fun bright colors bring the perfect touch to the sign! Don’t you agree? This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Let me tell you how we made this beautiful sign!
Painted Merry Christmas Sign with Hanging Ornaments
Before we get deep into this, let me list off all the BEHR paint colors we used.
BEHR MARQUEE Exterior Satin Enamel
– Perpetual Purple MQ5-42
– Pistachio MQ4-42
Shading and details:
– Smoked Mulberry MQ1-38
– Pink Chalk MQ3-03
– Plumage MQ4-19
– Gray Shimmer MQ3-25
BEHR Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Satin Enamel
– Galapagos T16-04
– Pagoda T16-02
– Coralette T16-07
Shading and details:
– Black Pearl T16-01
– Portsmouth Olive – HDC-CL-20 (Home Decorators Collection)
Yes, that’s a lot of colors, but don’t forget that you can get 8 oz samples at The Home Depot! They are the perfect size for craft projects!
Step 1: This would be where the creation of the Merry Christmas Plaque comes in. If you haven’t check it out yet, it’s time to do so now.
Step 2: I used the same cookie cutters as I did for the Baking Soda Christmas Ornaments as my templates for these ornaments. I also used the shapes I created for the Felt Christmas Ornaments. Once I had chosen which ornament shapes I wanted, I traced them onto wood. Then my Mom and I proceeded to cut them out using her scroll-saw. This reminds me, I need to get myself a scroll-saw!
Step 3: I painted each ornament in a different color using the main colors: Galapagos (T16-04), Pagoda (T16-02), Coralette (T16-07), Perpetual Purple (MQ5-42), and Pistachio (MQ4-42).
Step 4: Now the fun part: adding details and shading to the ornaments! My Mom used various colors from the list above to bring the ornaments to life. Once the ornaments had all the details and shading we wanted, she added snow effect by brushing on Pink Chalk (MQ3-03) with a toothbrush.
Step 5: Once all the ornaments were finished, it was time to attach them onto the Merry Christmas plaque. First thing we did was to drill little holes in the top of each ornament. Then we attached closed ring hooks on the bottom of the plaque. We threaded wire in the ornaments and attached them to the closed ring hooks. We swirled the extra wire around a pencil to curl the wire.
And that’s it! The Painted Merry Christmas Sign with Hanging Ornaments is complete! Maybe you’d like to see close-ups of each ornament before I show you the final photos?
Goodness, how I LOVE the sign so much!! I LOVE everything about it! Oh, right… I forgot to show you the final photos!
And do you approve of my Merry Christmas Sign? I sure hope you do! I’m so proud of it!
If you LOVED this BEHR Holiday Home project
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Aren’t their Outdoor Holiday Projects fabulous!? P.S. If you are looking for some more colorful Holiday inspiration, make sure to check out BEHR’s blog: Colorfully, BEHR
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Have yourself a COLORFUL Holiday!
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Disclosure: A big THANK YOU to BEHR for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions in this post are 100% my own.