Every kid wants to be sure Santa doesn’t miss their home on Christmas Eve!
Here’s a cute, inexpensive, easy, and completely unique sign to let Santa know exactly where you are.
Supplies *Make sure everything you use is made from real wood, not mdf. I don’t think that would survive the weather elements very well*
1/4 thick plywood cut to size
inexpensive Christmas bow
First, use craft paint on your wood numbers, making sure to cover all the sides well.
Set these aside to dry.
Next assemble your sign.
I found a 1/4″ thick piece of plywood already cut into a 12″x24″ rectangle at Joann’s, but you can find these at Home Depot and have them cut them down to the size you’d like as well.
Screw your plywood onto the spindle.
Then, drill a pilot hole and screw the finial to the top of the spindle.
Next, I spray painted the entire sign red.
If I were making this again, I’d actually paint the pieces before hand and then assemble them, that way I could’ve done the sign in white first.
Once that was dry, I painted out more detailed parts in white.
Next, I used paint pens to add even smaller details.
Green polka dots on the top finial and a wavy line border around the sign.
A red pen to write the words “Santa Stops Here”. I used a small flat brush with red craft paint to paint the candy-cane stripe border.
I attached them to the sign with Elmer’s wood glue, but you could use screws as well for an even better hold.
For good measure, and because I knew I’d be putting the sign outside, I added a coat of Minwax Polycrylic clear sealer.
For the final touch, I added a store bought red bow (because I’m terrible at tying cute bows).
I staked my sign directly into the ground, but you could also stake it into a flower pot leftover from Summer to add a bit of whimsy and height.
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