Seasonal Decor

Christmas Lighted Sign

This post is sponsored by Hobby Lobby.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Today I’m sharing a DIY for a Christmas Lighted Sign, and you can WATCH THE VIDEO HERE (the tutorial steps are detailed in the post below):

Supplies Needed (all of the supplies are from Hobby Lobby):

  • Wooden Sign
  • Acrylic Paint (white, navy, and black)
  • Metallic Paint (gold)
  • Various Paint Brushes
  • Chalk
  • Battery-Operated Lights
  • Glitter (gold)
  • Painters Tape
  • Glue Gun
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Printed Font (the free printable is shared later in this post)

To begin, paint the sign with navy acrylic paint.

Add white if you want the sky to be more dimensional (see video for how to do this).

Add glitter to the sky while the paint is still wet.  Using black paint, paint the landscape.

Paint the frame with gold metallic paint. Once all the paint is dry, it is time to add the lettering.  I have two different versions of O Holy Night.  One is horizontal like mine, and the other is a more vertical layout.

Download the PDF files here:



Run chalk against the back of the printed lettering (read more about my perfect chalkboard lettering technique here).

Tape the printed lettering to the sign using the painter’s tape.

Use a pen to trace the letters.

Once the letters are traced, paint over them with white acrylic paint. With the same small brush and white paint, add stars all over the sky.  Keep in mind they shouldn’t be all evenly spaced – the night sky has star clusters.

Once the letters are dry, drill holes for the lights (make sure the drill bit is the correct size and drill from the outside in).

Once the holes are drilled, add the lights and glue the battery pack.

And the Christmas Lighted Wood Sign is done and ready to enjoy!

The DIY Christmas Lighted Wood Sign is a unique and fun way to decorate for the holidays!


Merry Christmas! Go create something!

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Seasonal Decor

DIY Christmas Countdown

This DIY Christmas Countdown is the perfect holiday decor for your home.

DIY Christmas Countdown Craft

I was looking through Ballard Design’s catalog, and I fell in love with their chalkboard Christmas countdown.

Inspiration from Ballard Design

SO cute, isn’t it?!  I decided to recreate one for my dining room.


I started with a large canvas.  (I found mine at Hobby Lobby and used a 40% off coupon.)

Chalkboard Paint

I painted the entire canvas (including sides) with two coats of chalkboard paint.

DIY Advent Calendar Supplies

Here are the supplies you need for the DIY Christmas Countdown:

  • Christmas Bulb Ornaments
  • Chalk
  • China Marker
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Painters Tape
  • Printout of Lettering
  • Rope
  • Nails
  • String
  • Scissors

Using the chalk, I figured out where I wanted the rope and bulbs to hang and added dots for the numbers.  I placed my Merry Christmas at the top, and to see my secret for transferring lettering, you can click HERE.

Adding dot & lines

I taped down the lettering and numbers using painter’s tape and followed my perfect chalkboard tutorial for transferring them to the chalkboard.

Laying out advent calendar

I then added nails to the back of the canvas and tied the rope to the nails.

Adding String

After the rope was strung, I added the ornaments using the string.

Christmas Chalkboard Advent Calendar

And my Christmas countdown was complete! You can either add the bulbs or remove them to countdown to Christmas.  I gave Christmas Day a slightly different bulb.

Christmas Advent Calendar

You can add your own style to the countdown through the font and/or ornaments.

Christmas Vinette with At Home

Click HERE to see all the details behind my dining room Christmas decor.

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

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DIY Christmas Countdown Tutorial