Eeeeee..... I am kind of obsessed with this sign. I set out to make a simple yard sign to add to my outdoor decorations and by the time I was done dressing it up, I decided it was too cute to put outside. After it makes it debut on Atlanta & Company tomorrow will find it's home on my fireplace. The second best thing about this project is that I made it for under $20 with materials Michaels.
- Thin wood panels (pre-cut at Michaels)- Pack of 3 is $1.99
- Wood yard stake - $1.99
- Larger Rectangular Panel - $1.99
- Wooden letters- I had these but you could use stencils instead.
- White paint marker - $3.99
- Red paint marker- $3.99
- Staple Gun & 1/2 inch staples
- Hot Glue Gun
- Ribbon, snowflakes, garland - all bits and leftovers from trimming my trees
- Krylon Spray Paint in Red, White or Green (or pick your own colors)
- Paint the yard stake white and the panels alternating red, white and green.
- Paint the letters, N-O-R-T-H-P-O-L-E white.
- Once all pieces are painted, use a hot glue to attach the letters to the large panel.
- Use paint markers to write fun says like, Reindeer Games, Candy Cane Lane, Santa's Workshop, Elf Dormitory, Reindeer Stables, Sugar Plum Playground, etc.
- Position the panels on on the stake. Carefully attach with the staple gun. If the staples don't go all the way in the board, use a hammer to pound them in.
- The staples looked like sore thumb so I took a tiny paint brush and painted them so they blended in.
- Next I took extra trimmings, ribbon, ornaments, etc to add fluff to the sign. Use a hot glue gun to attach any fluff.
If you want to keep the sign inside, stick in a bucket like I did below. You can fill your bucket with cement or rocks.