On the Seventh Day of a Crafty Christmas…
I’m back today with another fun project to use up some of your fabric scraps – an “Oh Christmas Tree” Wooden Sign! Earlier in this series, I shared a fun way to use up some green and brown fabric scraps with a Christmas Tree Banner. Even after making this banner, I still had a lot of beautiful scraps leftover. Many of them were gorgeous green wools from a fabric-swatching trip I did in NYC years ago.
As a costume designer, anytime I make a costume, I have to do a lot of research and swatching to decide on the perfect fabric for the costume piece. Searching for one fabric could mean dozens of swatches – many times all very similar but just slightly different. Since I save everything, I end up with tons of fabric swatches!
Some of the swatches are so beautiful they definitely deserve to be showcased. This “Oh Christmas Tree” sign does just the trick! Below is the tutorial for how I created this fun holiday sign!
Supplies Needed for Oh Christmas Tree Fabric Scrap Wooden Sign:
- Wooden board – I found mine at Michaels Craft Store
- White paint
- Cricut Stencil Material
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Green and brown fabric scraps
- Gold vinyl or gold paint
Step One: The first thing I did was cut lots triangles out of my green wool swatches. In most cases, I made the triangle as large as the swatch would allow me. I let the rough end of the swatches be the bottom of the tree. I really like the uneven look of them starting to unravel.
For the largest tree in the center, I couldn’t get that big of a triangle cut out of the swatch I wanted to use. I had a green tweed that sparkled, which was perfect for the main tree! To make it work, I cut the size triangle I wanted from a plain green wool and then pieced together the sparkly tweed wool on top.
Step Two: Once I decided on a layout for my trees, I snapped a picture of it so I could remember it! Then I removed the trees and painted white snow along the bottom of the board.
Step Three: I wanted to paint the words, “Oh Christmas Tree”, in white along the top of my board. To do this, I created a stencil using my Cricut Explore. I used Cricut Stencil Material to create the stencil and then used Cricut Transfer Tape to transfer the stencil to my wooden board. You can see a great video by Cricut on how to use the Transfer Tape. I use it the same way with my Stencil Material as I do with my regular vinyl.
**The font used is “Autumn in November”.
Once my stencil was in place, I used white acrylic paint to go over it. I did several thin layers of paint using my pouncer in a vertical dabbing motion. I barely had any bleeding, and the little bit I did have I thought looked rustic and handmade.
Step Four: After the paint was dry, I glued down my fabric trees. I used clear tacky glue, which worked great.
Finally, I added a little gold star to the top of the tallest tree. I cut the star from gold vinyl I had on hand, but you could also add it with gold paint.
The sign is finished! The wool texture of the trees looks amazing against the wood. Another cozy project perfect for the holidays!
I’ll be back tomorrow with another holiday craft as part of my 12 Days of a Crafty Christmas!!
Happy Holiday Crafting!
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*My “12 Days of a Crafty Christmas” logo was created using Maggie Malloy’s beautiful Sewing Logo Templates*