Red and white wooden Christmas sign

How to Make a Festive Wooden Christmas Sign

This cheerful and simple Holiday project is easy to customize with your choice of colours to ensure that it matches your Christmas deco-ho-hor!

Difficulty level : 
Duration : 
2 hours
Plan : 

Print the template to trace the letter H on your project.

Download the plan

Cut the Board and Trace the Circles

  • 1.1Cut the spruce hobby board to a size of 24" by 36".
  • 1.2Trace a line at a distance of 6 ½" from the side of the board. Measure 7", 18", and 29" from the top of the board to mark the circle centres.
  • 1.3Use a compass to draw three circles that are each 8" in diameter.
Person tracing a line a on hobby board
 Person tracing a circle on a hobby board

Pro Tip

Before cutting, use clamps to keep the hobby board stabilized.

Cut Out Each Circle

  • 2.1Make a hole to the side of one circle with a drill and a drill bit for a jigsaw blade to go into.
  • 2.2Cut out the circle with the jigsaw along the traced line. Repeat for the next two circles.
  • 2.3Use a sander to sand down the hobby board (or simply do it by hand).
  • 2.4Create a support rod using scraps from the hobby board (35" by 2.5" with a 5° angle).
Person using a power drill
Person using a jigsaw to cut a hobby board
Person sanding a hobby board
Person using a mitre saw to cut a piece of wood

Apply a White Finish

  • 3.1Paint the hobby board and the support rod with two coats of white paint.
Person applying with paint with a roller

Trace the Three Hs

  • 4.1

    Measure to find the location of the Hs and trace them onto the hobby board using the template. There are two ways to do this:

    1. Cut the letters out from the template, place them on the hobby board, and trace their outlines.

    2. Use a pencil to colour in the letters (making sure to stay in the lines). Press the coloured side onto the hobby board, and colour the back of the letter to transfer the pencil onto the hobby board.

  • 4.2Use any colour you prefer to paint the Hs (e.g., black, gold, red).
Person colouring on a sheet of paper using a pencil
Person transferring a drawing on a hobby board
Person painting a letter using red paint

Add the Final Details

  • 5.1Install the hinge to the hobby board and the support rod.
  • 5.2Attach the small chain.
Person installing a black metal hinge
Person installing a small black chain

Add Your Decorations

  • 6.1Secure a screw eye above each circle.
  • 6.2Decorate with the ornaments of your choosing for the perfect festive touch.
Person installing a brass screw eye on a white hobby board

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