I love making small signs, I cannot lie.
This pallet wood ornament is no exception. At a mere 3 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches tall, it’s the perfect size for a farmhouse style Christmas tree.
If you want to make your own, I’ve included the FREE hand lettered SVG file HERE.
I used my miter saw to create my base. The corners were cut at angles and a hole drilled to make it look like a gift tag.
“Santa Red” by Deco Art was used for the base coat. I used “Light Buttermilk” by Deco Art for the lettering.
For the lettering, I created a stencil using my Silhouette Cameo and Oramask 813 stencil vinyl. I transferred my design to the ornament using Duck Brand laminate film. My favorite supplier of all things vinyl is Expressions Vinyl.
Next I used the “Light Buttermilk” paint and a makeup sponge to stencil the design. Then I removed the Oramask 813 and added a piece of cord to my ornament.
Sometimes tiny stencils can be a pain to transfer, so keeping your sayings and designs simple is a must. But the neat thing is I was able to bring another of my own designs to life.
If you would like to get into hand lettering, I find the Wacom Intuos tablet inexpensive and easy to set up and use. I’ve been using it in Adobe Illustrator and used it to create the file for the ornament.
If you would like to keep your ornaments looking nice for years to come, I highly recommend a good sealer. This is the one I use.
Do you like making farmhouse decor signs and projects? I would love to have you share your projects on the Say It With Simplicity Crafting Group. Help us grow a crafting community where you can ask questions and share your creations.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to create for your home and family over these busy holidays!
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