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Double-Duty Holiday Decor


Getting your home ready for both fall and winter can be a chore. Between unloading boxes from the attic or basement, putting decorations away, and getting others out, this seasonal switch is time-consuming. But if you deck the halls the smart way—with a reversible sign—you’ll have one less piece of decor to worry about putting away.


Materials:

  • Wooden sign (any size you choose)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sponge brush
  • Carbon paper
  • Pencil
  • Wood sealant
  • Drill
  • Sturdy twine/wire

Directions:
Stenciling

  1. Use a stencil of your choice, and lightly paint over the stencil onto the sign with a sponge brush and acrylic paint.
  2. Allow the paint to dry, then apply a second coat, or leave as is for a more weathered look.


Tracing

  1. Place a piece of carbon paper in between the wooden sign and the image or design.
  2. Trace over the image, and the print will transfer onto the wood.
  3. Using a sponge brush for the most precise application, paint over the design with acrylic paint.


Transferring

  1. With an inkjet printer, place your printed image face down on the wood while it is still wet.
  2. Using a hard object, scrape the back of the paper until the image is transferred to the wood.

Tips:

  • If you plan to hang your sign outside, make sure it lasts by using a wood finishing seal.
  • To hang your sign, drill holes in the top corners, and insert strong twine or wire.

Create your very own fall and winter signs by using one of these methods!

 

 

 


Be sure to download these helpful printable templates to get started with your sign!

Give this double-sided sign a try, and let us know what you think! Share your photos on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ALMcreate.

For more seasonal decorating ideas, visit www.americanlifestylemag.com/holidays.