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DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign

December 2, 2015

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Hey y'all!  I love so many things about Christmas.  Mostly I love the feeling of the Christmas season.  Most people seem happier and more grateful than any time of the year–I know I reflect more on the many blessings in my life at Christmas than any other time of the year {don't worry, I am working on increasing it the rest of the year}.  But I also love that Christmas is an awesome reason to create tons of fun DIY home decor projects!  Woooo hoooo!  Today I am going to show you how to make the most adorable DIY Christmas reindeer sign.  It's quick and easy!  This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Materials Needed for DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign

OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Steps to Make a DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign

1) Clean your wood well with a properly mixed Simple Green solution.  Then wipe it down one more time with plain water.

2) Paint your wood with the Amy Howard One Step Paint.  Mine required one coat only because the wood was painted white to begin with.  Bear in mind that a little bit of this paint goes a LONG way and it dries quickly.

3) Design and cut your text out using your cutting machine software.  I have a Silhouette CAMEO, so I used Silhouette Studio.  Just be sure to cut the word Rudolph separately after you switch your vinyl :)

4) “Weed” your design and then transfer your vinyl text to transfer paper.

OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

5) Center the transfer paper on your wood board and rub your scraping tool all over the surface of the transfer paper to ensure your vinyl letters adhere well to your wood.  Then peel the transfer paper off slowly.

OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

6) Apply a coat of Amy Howard Light Antique Wax.

OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

After the wax becomes tacky, apply a coat of Amy Howard Dark Antique Wax.

OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

You can check out the video below to see how to apply the waxes.  It will play after a brief ad.

7) After your dark wax becomes tacky, apply the Dust of Ages.  Simply brush it on and then buff it off.  It adds a whole new layer of depth and character.  I LOVE this stuff.

OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

8) Now you are ready to attach the hanging hardware.  I used two eye hooks and wrapped thin gauge wire around them.  Super easy!

OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

That's it!  How CUTE is this DIY Christmas reindeer sign?!  I absolutely adore it!  Oh, and you can find all the details and tutorial for the DIY herringbone plank wall you see below here.

OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

If you love this project as much as I do, be sure to pin it so you can find it later!

OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

 

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OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Be sure to check out the other DIY home decor projects and DIY craft projects I have created with my Silhouette CAMEO here!  And if you are considering getting a Silhouette for yourself, be sure to do it before the best deals of the year end on December 4th!  You can save a ton using my special code, “TRAPPED.”

OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

OMG! This DIY Christmas Reindeer Sign is so cute! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body

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  1. […] 4) Weed your design and transfer your vinyl onto your wood using vinyl transfer paper–that will ensure that your design stays perfectly spaced and even.  You can read in detail about how to weed and transfer your vinyl projects in this post. […]

  2. What a fun sign! I’ve featured it in a collection of cozy, rustic Christmas ideas for today’s link party. http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2015/12/ideas-for-rustic-cozy-christmas-and.html

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