I love making new signs with different designs to display in my home throughout the year. If you’re looking to make a fun holiday sign using your scroll saw, definitely check out this Happy Holidays Wreath Door Sign!
How to make a Happy Holidays Wreath Door Sign:
- 1/4″ MDF
- Design (I found mine on Freepik and edited it in Illustrator.)
- Scroll Saw
- Scroll Saw Blade #7
- Contact Paper
- Spray Glue
- Paints of chosen colors
- Super Glue
- Hanging wire or ribbon
The first step is to choose a design. I found these awesome badges on Freepik and thought they would be fun to use because they had the perfect wreath shape I was hoping for. I used Illustrator to change a few things, like the size and wording. It went from a printable badge to a stencil for a Happy Holidays Wreath Door Sign to cut out with a scroll saw. So fun!
Cut Out with Scroll Saw
The next step is to print out the design to the size you want. You will then place contact paper on your MDF board and spray glue the design onto the top of the contact paper. This enables you to remove the stencil easily once you have the design cut out.
Cut the design. It is best to cut the insides of letters or shapes first, then move to the outside. To cut inner sections you will want to drill a small hole in and put your blade through that hole.
Make your cuts around the inside, then turn off the scroll saw and remove the blade to pull it back out of the inner section.
Once all your shapes are cut, place them onto another print out of the design to be sure that you have all the pieces you want.
In the final photos you’ll see that I added ornaments to my tree. I did this by carefully cutting circles then slicing them horizontally in half so they were two thin circles instead of one thick one. I forgot to grab a photo of that step, but hopefully that makes sense.
Use either spray paint or acrylic paints (or a combination of both like I did) to paint each piece the color you want it. I used a variety of greens and reds to give it a little more dimension.
Once all your pieces are painted it’s time to super glue them onto your main board! I used a scrap of rough sawn plywood for my board and just did a drybrushing of white acrylic paint.
Add super glue to the back of each piece before you place it. Align it by using an image of the design so you get the placement right. Tape the top of the design down and lift each section as you eyeball where to place each piece.
Once all the pieces are placed and glued, admire your beautiful work on this scrolled Happy Holidays Wreath Door Sign!
Drill a hole in each of the top corners and thread hanging wire through them, twisting it to keep it in place.
Hang it on your front door and admire all your hard work!
See more Holiday Door Decor from my friends in the Deck Your Home challenge!
This Happy Holidays Wreath Door Sign was such a fun project. I hope you like it! If so, please share it on Pinterest or social media!
As always, thanks for reading! Now get out there and make something!
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P. Gordon says
Very painstaking work. But the final view is fantastic. I love it, good Christmas idea of crafting. Pin it:).
STEPHANIE ABBOTT says
Hi. This sign is totally adorable, Sheri! Great job. Adding to my group Christmas round up and pinning. 🙂
Jaime Costiglio says
Gah it’s the cutest! I love the teeny tiny pieces. The design is definitely the hardest part right?! Thanks for sharing your source, I didn’t know about Freepik before.
Oh wow! NOW that is some talent! Your attention to detail is incredible. All the little pieces and sculpted parts are just impeccable. Your family and friends will be so impressed as they enter your home over the next few months.
Oh my goodness!! I love every single detail!! You worked hard on this door sign and it really paid off. Wonderful!!
This looks amazing. All those little pieces look awesome. I love it. You are so talented.