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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Sheri has been creating all of her life in various ways and finds great purpose and empowerment in creating something new. When she’s not in the workshop or craft room she is making memories with her husband, four kids, perfect dog and ornery cat.