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After Monday’s post, I think we can establish that signs are a big hit and for me, I love making them! I wanted to share a different way to DIY your own sign with a little twist of Christmas.

DIY Rustic Christmas Sign

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The Supplies


The Process


Step one. Stain the board.

Step two. Decide on the text, size it appropriately on the computer and print it out. I used Clicker Script (found on Google Fonts), size 325 pt.


Step three. Cut out the words and place them on the board, to get an idea of how it’ll all fit.


Step four. Using the chalk, color in the text on the back of the paper. It doesn’t have to be exact, just in the general area.


Step five. Place the paper on the board and using the pen, trace the edges of the text. Unlike Monday’s tutorial, you don’t need to apply too much pressure.


Step six. Remove the piece of paper to reveal the word, traced in chalk on your board. Using the permanent chalk marker, trace over the chalk lines. After all the words are completed, wipe over the board with a damp cloth to remove any remaining chalk.


Step seven. Cut two long strings of twine and wrap each one around the end of the board. Mine sit at about ½ inch from the edge. I tucked the ends under each other to secure, but you could probably use any type of glue for a more secure finish.



And that my friends, is it! You’ve got yourself a fun new sign with a little holiday cheer! As always, we’d love to hear how it goes if you tackle this one yourself.


All our best,



  1. Sabrina

    Aw I love how your sign turned out. I never thought of using chalk to transfer a print onto a sign, what a creative way to do it! Will have to give that a try now.

  2. Sarah

    Such a cute sign Kelly! I like how you just outlined the letters instead of coloring them in – it gives it a unique look. That chalk transfer method is my favorite way to get pretty fonts without worrying about free-handing!

    • Kelly

      Thanks Sarah!! I was debating between coloring them in and leaving it alone. I love the chalk method – it’s so simple!

  3. Zan Turner

    The sign turned out beautiful. I love all the different variations of Christmas signs.

    • Kelly

      Thank you, Zan! It is so fun to have a variety to choose from ?

  4. Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

    What a cute sign and what a great idea using chalk to transfer the writing onto the board!
    I might have to give a that try soon!
    XO! Vanessa

    • Kelly

      Thank you! You definitely should try it – such an easy way to transfer. Good luck and I can’t wait to see the results!

  5. Loa

    Ahhh, I love this! You did such a great job!! Sharing & pinning!

    • Kelly

      Thank you, Lora!!!


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