We surely did (and a busy one)! We went to Christmastown (Busch Gardens) on Friday night and went to a holiday homes tour on Saturday.
Sadly I was unable to take photos in the homes but I’d have loved to share with you.
I do try to share things over on my Instagram account like this. If you don’t follow, I’d love for you to pop over and say hi!
Instagram is so much fun and a great way to keep up with the daily for everyone.
Their links will be at the bottom of my post so be sure to stop in and visit!
ALSO, check out the #HomeForChristmas hashtag on social media to see even more!
I sanded the edges a bit to make them look worn….
Then I glued (wood glue) and clamped them together.
Once the glue was dry I painted 2 coats of red as a base coat. (I used Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Emperor’s Red but you can use any paint)
I printed it out (using blockposters.com) and transferred the lettering to the white board as shown below…
(excuse my messy “painting board”)
The ink from the printer transfers to the board when you rub over with a pencil.
I used an artist’s script liner brush and the same red I painted as a base coat.
You can also use paint pens and it will be much easier.
You can see how I did a recent project with paint pens… here.
I painted the red underneath so it’d show through once sanded.
The stockings are hanging somewhere else for the first time ever!
AND…I actually already had the bell hanging there before I even thought to make this sign.
It worked out so perfectly.
Have you seen The Polar Express? Remember? You can hear the bell ring …. if you believe. :)
That’s the look I was going for. It just gives it a little bit of something, I think.
I’m hoping to have my husband install them before I take photos for my Christmas Home Tour I’ll be sharing soon.
That might be tough, however, since our 15 year old washing machine went out this week.
And while looking for a new set (yes, we went ahead with a whole new set because they need to match, y’all) I also found a stove for our kitchen (finally!!!).
None of which is in our home yet.
That stove has been on the list for SO long but I just kept putting it off. No more!
And so..needless to say, we’ve got our hands quite full at the moment. ;)
Anyway, I’m hopeful!
I shared the ones we purchased over on Instagram awhile back.
I LOVE them and can NOT wait to get them up!!! (and the new stove, I can not tell you how happy I am about that!)
You can use the free printable to just print and frame if you don’t want to do the painting.
And…for even more, remember to use the hashtag (#HomeForChristmas) on social media.
It’s actually the one I’d hoped to share last month but didn’t get finished in time.
I’m so excited about it and can’t wait to share it with you all!!
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