When the seasons change I like to make a new project for the front entrance to our home. Since Christmas is here it was time to come up with something new.
Last year it was a very green Christmas tree; that was fun but it was time for something new and fresh. When the season ends I donate the majority of these projects to a local resale shop, it’s kind of a fun thing to pass on projects.
Today’s project is a little different because some of the reclaimed wood is from a wooden table I purchased the day before my brother died, which was the last day we spent together.
This was years ago and over time the table weakened. I finally took it apart and slowly began using the wood in new projects. This sign is a keeper!
Supplies List and Get Started
- Reclaimed wood came from my wood pile
- Branch wood came from an old table
Christmas Stencils from Funky Junk Interiors
- Martha Stewart Stencil Brushes from Michaels
- Waverly Chalk Paint From Walmart
- Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Stenciling and Ribbon
I’m still learning and improving with this stencil thing; I think I finally figured out where I’m going wrong. This one did turn out better and my next project will continue on the path of improvement.
I love these stencils they’re so much fun and they match my personality.
For the sign hanger I first glued the ribbon and then used a couple screws and wood for additional support.
The ribbon is glued in place and tied off to cover those large holes. Normally I would have skipped this step but it does seem to make the sign a little more festive. What do you think?
That white chevron ribbon is kind of my theme this season. I just love it!
Finally it’s finished “Christmas Blend Hot Cocoa” this sign is now placed outside near the front door for all to enjoy.
My favorite additions to the perfect cup of hot cocoa are simple, always use milk for the base, add a little vanilla ice cream and frozen raspberries right before serving. If you come to visit hot cocoa is on the menu.