You guys are going to LOVE these DIY Christmas Decor Farmhouse Signs. They are SO EASY and SO DARN CUTE! And we have them in different sizes for you to download!
- 1x2x8 wood board. (We used a furring strip from Home Depot-just make sure it’s straight!) You can actually make several frames from this board depending on the size of frames you make.
- Stain or Craft Paint
- 4 -1″ nails – (They don’t have to be 1″ as long as they are long enough to join the 2 boards.) We liked the character the roofing nails added to the frame with the big head on top.
- The signs – downloads are below
- Transparent tape – the more transparent the better!!
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Step 1: Cutting the Boards
Start by cutting your boards. We used our miter saw but nothing too fancy is really needed.
Depending on which frame you want, here are the cut sizes:
Small Frame – picture opening 8″x 10″
You’ll need: 2- 11″ boards & 2- 10″ boards.
Medium frame – opening 8 X 14 (prints out on legal sized paper)
You’ll need: 2- 11″ boards & 2- 14″ boards
The images I’m using show how to build a very small frame from a previous post, but directions are the same for each frame. Your boards will just be longer than what is pictured.
Step 2: Paint the Boards
Next stain or paint your pieces. You will need to stain all sides (front, back, sides, and edges).
Step 3: Assemble!
Now you’re ready to assemble!
Start by taking one of the width boards and nailing a nail into the corner.
Notice the orientation of the board. (Don’t get too close to the edge or you’ll risk splitting the wood)
Nail that in a bit – but don’t go all the way through the wood. (this will make it easier to nail the 2 boards together)
Next stand up one of your length boards underneath. Make sure your edges on the front are even, and nail together.
Repeat this process with the other 2 boards. So you should end up with 2 pieces that look like this.
Next nail those 2 pieces together and you’re done with the frame part!
Print & Tape:
Now you just need to print out your printable and attach to the frame! We do recommend printing on card stock or at least doubling up the paper.
We originally made the frames by putting clips on the back to hold the pictures on, but we’ve since discovered that plain old tape works best!
Back of larger frame
The tape makes it fit snug against the frame & you can barely tell it’s even there.
And there you go! The best thing is you can change them out with other cute farmhouse signs when Christmas is over!
Here’s the links to make your own!!
Free for Personal Use
Free for Personal Use
Want bigger Christmas Signs? Check out our Large Farmhouse Christmas Sign Post!