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How to Make a Christmas Tree Farm Sign
- (3) 5 1/2″ wide cedar fence pickets
- (1) 3 1/2″ wide cedar fence picket
- Wood glue
- 3/4″ wood screws
- Christmas tree farm sign cut files
- Transfer paper
- Red, green and black paint
- Orbital sander
- Silhouette Cameo (or other electronic cutting machine)
Build the sign by cutting the 5 1/2″ fence pickets into (5) 36″ pieces. Lay them down on the table (make sure the side you want to be the front is face down). Cut the 3 1/2″ fence picket into (2) 26 1/2″ pieces. Using wood glue and the wood screws, secure the smaller pieces to the back of the sign. Use 2 screws per board on each fence picket for a strong hold.
Sand the front of the sign. I left mine a little rough so it looks more rustic, but it needs to be smooth enough for the vinyl to adhere smoothly so the paint doesn’t bleed.
There is no farm name on the cut file I am sharing in my Subscriber Library. To add your own customized farm name, you will want to open the cut file in Silhouette Design studio. Using the Ellipse tool, create an oval around the Christmas trees on the sign.
Select the Text tool and type out the name you want for your Christmas tree farm sign. Pick the font you want (I used Fontbox Boathouse Filled) and size it to fill the area.
Grab the circle with the arrows in the corner of your text box and drag it to the line of the oval. Drag it along the line until the text is centered. If you are using a cursive font, you will want to merge the font before cutting so each letter is not cut separately.
Cut the design out of the vinyl. You will need to break it up into 3 sections. Weed out the inside of the design.
Using the transfer tape, transfer the vinyl to the front of the sign. Use the pouncers to paint the sign onto the stencil. The pouncers help keep the paint from bleeding under the stencils.
Remove the vinyl soon after you paint the design so that the vinyl doesn’t pull it up too.
Now all you need to do is hang your beautiful new Christmas tree farm sign! I love how it looks on my mantel, but now I need to finish all those little Christmas trees to really fill up the tree farm.
And I am playing around with adding garland to the sign. I am not sure how I feel about it yet? Maybe I’ll have to wait until the mantel is filled up with all the trees, then I can make a decision.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Christmas Decor tutorials to get your home ready for the season in no time!