I’ve been so inspired by all of the fun Christmas tree farm signs that I’ve found while browsing my favorite blogger’s Instagram and Pinterest accounts. I knew it was something I eventually wanted to make myself and I finally got around to it. This DIY Christmas Tree Farm Sign was so simple to make and I have have the cut file for you to download!
DIY Christmas Tree Farm Sign
I started this project off with a plain wood board that I picked up at A.C. Moore and painted it with black craft paint.
After the black paint was dry, I applied some vaseline on the corners and edges and painted the frame part of the wood white. I thought I took a picture of that part but can’t seem to find it. Sorry about that. Once the white paint was dry I lightly sanded it so that you can see some of the black paint showing through, to give it a worn look. I also sanded the face of the board a bit. I want it to give the appearance of a chalkboard.
Next I cut out my design using vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo and applied it to the painted board using clear contact paper. Contact paper works the same as transfer paper and it’s cheaper.
If you look closely at the photo above you can see the clear contact paper over the design. When you are using vinyl you should remove the excess vinyl so that only your design is left on the backing. I used an old credit card to smooth the contact paper on the Christmas Tree Farm design to make sure that it picked them all up. Once you peel the contact paper up your design should be stuck to it. If not, lay it back down and rub the credit card over the design some more. Eventually it will grab it all.
Next I transferred my vinyl design to the painted board by smoothing the contact paper/design onto the board with the credit card again. I made sure that I went over the design really well, especially on the edges of the design. I peeled the contact paper back and as expected, my design had transferred perfectly.
I absolutely adore how this came out. I put it on display in my living room and added a cute washi tape bunting above it just for fun. I tried to go with a rustic/farmhouse look with my Christmas decor this year and this little Christmas Tree Farm sign fits right in.
As promised, here is a link to the cut files, minus the est. 2002 part. I added that because it’s the year I got married and thought it would be fun.
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