Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas Junk Favorites, Past & Present Blog Hop

One week until the BIG day, are you ready? I am for the most part. I haven't done any Christmas baking yet, but that will happen this week. If you still have a few projects you hope to complete or a few gifts left to make or just want some inspiration for next year, I have a treat for you.
many easy ideas for christmas made with junk and reclaimed wood

Today, I am teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you some last minute inspiration. We are sharing some NEW ideas with you and some favorite past Christmas projects. So, settle in for a long winter's perusing and enjoy!

make an easy christmas sign on reclaimed wood in an hour or less
I had this sign pictured in my head for awhile now--creating it was even EASIER and QUICKER than I thought. If you have ever been in the woods when it is snowing, you know how peaceful it is. I wanted that same feeling with this sign--peaceful and simple. The sign works great throughout the winter, not just for Christmas.
tape off a corner of the sign before stencling
I started with a reclaimed barn wood board that is about 10" x 16". I made a tape rectangle with two pieces of tape and placed it in the lower right corner. I pressed the edges down to seal it well, but because the trees are stenciled I was not worried about the paint getting under the tape.
make a simple sign for winter with old sign stencils
Using Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencil, I stenciled several trees, eliminating the star. I made sure some were painted off the edge and that there were trees painted all around the taped off rectangle. Remember to hold your brush straight up and down when you stencil and pounce. 
stencil a simple sign for Christmas
I then painted over some of the trees a second time to make them more prominent and in the foreground. I hand-lettered peace in the rectangle and added dot snowflakes. 
christmas decor including a simple sign in my old schoolhouse
I finished the sign with a clear coat of poly acrylic. I propped this simple sign in my windowsill. I love this bank of windows. They are original to our 85 year old school house and they look out into our solarium. I enjoy decorating them with simple wreathes at Christmas and a few Christmas decorations.

NOW, check out some of my favorite Christmas present and past projects!

easily paint a Christmas sign on an old window

create a memo board for Christmas and beyond with junk and reclaimed wood
make a christmas star sign in less than an hour with reclaimed wood and ribbon
use a thrift store hanger to make a christmas card holder

make a barn door from pallet wood to hold a wreath or other decor
Make this last minute coat hook from scrap wood
make this easy wreath from scrap wood pieces

And PLEASE be sure to visit my blogging friends' posts, 

Many easy and inexpensive ideas for Christmas

you will not be disappointed!


  1. Your new Christmas tree sign is darling! Leaving room for an ever changing message is genius!

    And yup yup yup... it was so fun glancing over all my favs of yours once again! I think I'll just reach in and grab that pallet wood barn door for my porch with adorable wagon, thanks... swoon.

  2. Becky everything you make for Christmas is amazing! I love your new Christmas tree project, you seem to have a never ending supply of great wood! Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you Susan! Yes, I am blessed with a great supply of wood and when I think I am running low, I seem to be blessed with a new stash.

  3. The school house windows with the wreaths, awesome!! And of course all your projects too. Even Disney World copies you.... I took a cell phone pic of a bench at Animal Kingdom that looks like you made it for them. I will have to send it. Merry Christmas to you Becky!

    1. Haha, that is funny! Yes, our original windows are not very efficient, but I love them. The glass is wavy in them, you can't replace that!

  4. I agree with Bliss your windows are perfect to decorate! I love your new snow scene sign and the ribbon star is so timeless! Great post.

    1. Thank you Carlene. Yes, the star has been my most copied (without credit) project. Ho-hum!


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