One of our favorite holiday movies is Elf. I’m sure we’re not alone in that. My kids wanted me to make a fun Elf-themed holiday decoration, so I decided to make this fun sign for my front porch. This Don’t Be a Cotton Headed Ninny Muggin DIY porch sign is a quick and easy project you can make in just ONE day!
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- Scrap 1×10″ board approx 18″ long
- Scrap 2×2″ board
- Cricut cutting machine
- Cricut Adhesive Foil Vinyl in Chrome
- DecoArt chalk paint red and black
- Paint brush
- 2″ screws
- Wood glue
Step 1: Cut boards
If needed, cut your boards to the right length. Remember you can customize your sign to be as large as you want it. I was using scrap wood so I just adjusted my text in Design Space to the size that would fit the board I had.
Step 2: Cut vinyl design
Use my design in Cricut Design Space to cut out the words in foil adhesive vinyl. I chose to use chrome. You could always use any permanent vinyl color.
Step 3: Paint your wooden boards
Paint your boards using chalk paint. The biggest advantage to chalk paint, in my opinion, is that it dries very quickly. I chose to paint the main sign board in red and place the silver words on that. I also wrapped painters tape around the 2×2″ board to make a pole that looks a little like a candy cane and more festive. I painted the base of the stand black.
Step 4: Transfer your adhesive foil vinyl design
Use transfer tape to pick up the vinyl design and transfer it to the sign.
Step 5: Assemble the pole stand
Use your drill and screws to attach the sign to the pole and the pole to the base. I just drilled up from the bottom of the base into the pole, but you could also use pocket holes if you want. For the sign I chose to drill from the back of the pole into the sign and also used wood glue to help hold it together long term.
I honestly finished this project in just a few hours. It’s fun and festive and my kids love it! What do you think? Let me know in the comments.
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