Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"S" is for Santa sign

Paint: Santa STOP here sign

An old broken table top quickly becomes a Christmas decoration with a little paint:

Hard to see in any of these pictures, much less in the daylight, but 'Santa' glows in the dark.  I added glow-in-the-dark glitter both for sparkle and night time fun.

Here's how to make the Santa sign:

1. Sand and paint your octagon red:

2. Distress edges and screw wood stake to back:

3. Print lettering to fit.  All fonts are readily available at dafont.com:
Santa: Pacifico
STOP: Handy George
here: Century Gothic

Line up the letters and trace with ballpoint pen:

4. Paint on and inside the indent from the pen:

5. To add the glow-in-the-dark glitter spread on glue with a brush over the paint:

6. Then sprinkle the glitter over the wet glue:

7. Seal with multiple coats Minwax Helmsman exterior clear semi gloss poly.

I'm linking up to:

Christmas Crafts @ Shanty 2 Chic
Christmas Craft Party @ Nesting Place
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now
Dare to DIY @ Newly Woodwards


  1. so cute! that is exactly what i wrote on our chalkboard outside!

  2. This idea is such terrific use of broken furniture!

  3. adorable!

    hope you will have a chance to stop by, and today i am hosting a giveaway. hope you win! http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    peace to you.


  4. I love this sign! It's so fun and looks easy to do. Turned out beautiful!
    Saw you linking at Serenity Now Weekend Bloggy Reading.
    Debbie :)

  5. The sign looks great! Such an excellent repurposing idea. My daughter would love this! I'll have to pin this to try next year -- too much on my holiday to do list right now.

  6. I love this! What a great idea! Super cute. :)

  7. Oh my word! This is such a great project and a fun idea! I love that it can be in the yard for easy outdoor decor. (It's too cold to worry about stringing lights at our house.)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Dare to DIY! Really appreciate it.

  8. I need one of these for my front yard!! Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY!

  9. I think Santa is sure to stop there for a visit....he will be impressed by your sign. Nice job.