DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign

I love the Christmas decor trend with old trucks carrying Christmas trees.  I saw some Christmas tree farm signs at the store, and thought it would be really fun to make a custom one for our family.  This one has our last name and the year we got married for the “established” date.  My kids are a little confused… probably because I told them we are opening up a Christmas tree farm.  Haha!  Oh, and make sure you keep reading because there’s a GIVEAWAY happening today!

DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign Decoration

I hung it on the front door as an alternative to a wreath.  It looks so cute!

DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign Decoration

To make your own Christmas tree farm sign, you’ll need:

I purchased this wooden sign at Michael’s already made.  It’s about 18 by 6 inches.

blank wooden sign

Water down your white paint and brush a single coat over the front of the sign.  Adding the water helps make it look more rustic.  Let that dry completely.

DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign Decoration

Cut your vinyl and weed out the letters to make a stencil.  The truck will need to be done in layers, so start with the largest part of the truck first.  Transfer the stencil onto the sign, using transfer tape.  You will need to purchase the truck cut file, but I have provided some of the words for you.  I used the font Isabella Script for the name, but you can use something different.  I think that’s a font you have to purchase.  For the date, I used Ke Aloha, which is free.

DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign Decoration

Take your white paint and paint over the stencil to seal the edges.  No need to water down the paint this time.  This helps keep the colors from seeping under the stencil.

DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign Decoration

Once the white paint is dry to the touch, paint on all of the colors, let dry, and peel off the stencil.

DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign Decoration

Cut out the outline of the truck, add it to the sign, and paint red over it to seal it.

DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign Decoration

Once the red is try to the touch, paint on the black.  Let that dry, then peel off the stencil.

DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign Decoration

Add your tree layer and paint red and white to seal the edges.

DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign Decoration

Let that paint dry to the touch and paint on your green.  Once that is dry, peel off the stencil.

DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign Decoration

You will inevitably still have a little paint that seeps under the stencil.  I just took a toothpick and went back over those spots with white paint.

DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign Decoration

Isn’t it adorable?!  I just love how it turned out!  Hopefully my children won’t be too disappointed when they find out we aren’t really opening up a Christmas tree farm.

DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign Decoration

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10 Responses to DIY Custom Christmas Tree Farm Sign

  1. My Dad, who passed away almost3 years ago, drove a red truck, so I am OBSESSED with all of the truck items..I have found a lighted picture of it, Christmas wrapping paper and free printable tags online, spoon rest, kitchen towels..makes me feel closer to him..and all of our sweet memories..

  2. this is so neat would love to win how much fun i could have with my grandchildren now they can not say grand ma is too biring nothing to make they are always wanting to make crafts.

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