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Hey everyone at {I Heart Naptime}! I’m Tam from Sew Dang Cute Crafts. I’m excited to show you how to make this fun Noel Sign-a Pottery Barn knock-off!
Don’t you just love Jamielyn? I sure do, and I am so excited to be here today as part her Crazy Christmas Crafters series. Loved it last year and this year is just as awesome so far!
My site is full of tutorials and projects that are mostly DIY and sewing. I’ve been remodeling/redecorating my house, so most of my projects have been related to that, but I do venture out in other areas – like paper crafting. Pretty much I just love to create!
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A while ago I was browsing through the Pottery Barn catalog and I saw this GORGEOUS Noel Wall Art.
Then I saw the price tag and didn’t think it was so gorgeous anymore: $149!!!

I refused to pay that much for something I could make, so here’s my knockoff version of the noel sign.


Wanna know how much this one cost me? Go ahead, guess.


Yeah, that’s definitely something I can handle.


I stocked up my 50% off coupons and headed to JoAnns to buy these cardboard letters.

They sell for $3.99 each and are 12” tall. With my coupons I only paid $2/letter, and that was the end of my spending since I had the rest of the supplies on hand.


First I hot-glued the letters together.


Then since I didn’t want this thing to fall apart, I took some sawtooth picture hangers and hammered them flat before nailing them on the back to ensure the letters stayed together.


I wanted to have mine look like one piece, similar to PB’s, so I decided to caulk.

Now normally I would have used a gun and the caulk in the tube, but I used up the rest of mine on my closet doors to headboard and keep forgetting to buy more.

Fortunately, when we bought our house 8 years ago our builder gave us a little touch-up kit which included this:


Works for me. Squeeze some between all the crevices, then take a damp cloth to wipe off the excess.


Once that was dry, I grabbed some Rustoleum Hammered spray paint leftover from my family room shelf project.


Then back it some music sheets, and guess what? It’s done! Quick and inexpensive.


Thanks so much for having me Jamielyn, and I hope you all will come say “hi” over at Sew Dang Cute Crafts!

Happy Holidays!!

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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19 Responses to “DIY Noel sign -Pottery Barn knockoff! {CCC}”

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    i just found your blog via a link party (somewhere, can’t remember where). anyway, you are so talented! i’m bookmarking you for future reading. it’s all very exciting stuff. this noel thing is amazing. i can’t believe christmas is right around the corner! second christmas in our new home. unbelievable.

  2. Jessica

    I saw the same sign and was trying to figure out how I could make it myself. Thanks for the tutorial. I cant wait to make it!!

  3. Deb

    Is there directions on how to make those cute little trees??
    THANKS, I will have to tackle this project……after I gather some coupons.

  4. Julie

    Love it. The music sheets really add an element of charm. Nice job and can’t wait to replicate :)

  5. Teresa Luyk

    Lots of thoughts about doing things and creativity. No time at least that’s the way I feel.

    You inspire me.

  6. Margo

    Very cute DIY. What did you use for the base to put the music sheets on? Also, did you use Modge Podge to attach the music sheets?

    • Jamielyn

      Hi Margo! This was a guest post… however I think a white foam board would work great as the base. Any any decoupage would work as well. Good luck! :)