I am so excited to get Christmas decorating started and what better way to start then a DIY Reindeer Christmas Sign!
Yes I am one of those that decorate for Christmas the moment all of my Spooky Halloween decorations come down. I will confess my Christmas bins have been out for a few weeks. It helps get my creativity wheels turning so I can plan out my decor for the season.
Christmas is one of the most fun holidays to decorate for and I always love coming up with new DIY projects to decorate my home with. DIY Christmas decorations are a great way to decorate your home on a budget during the holidays.
This DIY Reindeer Christmas Sign was super easy and simple to make and I am going to share all of my tips on how to easily make your own signs.
DIY Reindeer Christmas Sign Supplies
- Farmhouse Sign – Mine is 23″ x 27″
- Reindeer Printable
- DecoArt Glamour Dust – Black Ice
- DecoArt Craft Twinkles – Christmas Red
- DecoArt Americana – Snow (Titanium) White
- DecoArt Americana – Primary Red
- Paper and Pencil
- Paint Brushes
- Paint Tray
- Quilters Ruler
- Washi Tape
DIY Reindeer Christmas Sign Tutorial
The first thing that you will need to do when creating your own DIY Reindeer Christmas Sign is to make the sign and frame. If you are unsure of how to do that you can follow my tutorial on How to make a farmhouse sign. You will just need to change the dimensions of the sign to 23″ x 27 ” (Frame included), but all of the steps are the same.
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Once you have your sign made you will need to paint the background. I used the DecoArt Americana paint in Snow (Titanium) White for my background color.
I make my signs the old school way. I trace the design on paper and then shading the back of the paper with a pencil and then trace it onto the sign. I really need to put one of these on my Christmas list this year!
Once all of the reindeer names and reindeer silhouettes were traced I cut them into their own squares.
For this holiday reindeer sign I needed three rows and three columns to fit all of the reindeer on my DIY Christmas sign. I used my quilting ruler to measure out the squares for each reindeer.
A quilting ruler works best because it is see through, it is nice and long and it has lines or dashes running along to smallest measurement which helps you line things up easily! This helps to easily keeps everything straight on your sign.
After measuring my sign I used washi tape to mark of each square. I knew that I wanted Rudolph the red nosed reindeer to be front and center and to be a bit different from the others with a full reindeer silhouette, so I made his square a little larger.
Then I used the quilting ruler to center the reindeer names and reindeer antlers. Again the quilting ruler was helpful because I was able to run it across the length of the sign and line up all of the names in the same row on the same line of the ruler.
Since Rudolph the red nosed reindeer was the main focus I traced him onto the sign first, then worked my way around and ended with Blitzen.
For the reindeer names and reindeer antlers I used DecoArt Glamour Dust in Black Ice. The Antlers I did in one coat to give it some texture and a slightly faded look. The names and Rudolph’s head I did two coats of paint. Both ways have a sparkle to them from the ultra fine glitter. This is the perfect type of paint to add a little sparkle for the Holidays.
For Rudolph’s red nose and name I used a base paint of DecoArt Americana in Primary Red, then I topped it with two coats of DecoArt Craft Twinkles in Christmas Red. This is a great sparkle paint and totally fitting for Rudolph don’t you think?!
Now you have your own DIY Reindeer Christmas Sign to decorate for Christmas! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Be sure to sign up for Email updates so you don’t miss out on my new easy Farmhouse sign method as well as Home Decor Ideas, Holiday inspiration and DIY projects!