DIY Nautical Christmas Sign

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  • DIY Nautical Christmas Sign – a glittery and beach-y DIY perfect for any home decor!

    By Courtney of Crafts by Courtney for I Heart Naptime

    DIY Nautical Christmas Sign - a glittery and beach-y DIY perfect for any home decor!Today I’m sharing another Christmas craft, but with my own nautical touch. I’ve been trying to switch my Christmas decorations to a more Coastal/Nautical feel.

    So my first thought was a new Christmas sign for the house! My parents just redid their closet and had some extra pieces of wood left over. I of course had to grab them up! I knew I could make something with them. You can’t waste a good piece of wood, right?!

    I’ve seen several nautical JOY signs out there using starfish or sand dollars but I thought using the wheel of the boat looked like a perfect “O” for my JOY, don’t you agree?!?

    I did just make some DIY Christmas Sign Nautical Style and I really wanted to make my sign match, using the glitter again.

    Supplies

    For this festive Christmas sign, you’re going to need:

    • Piece of Wood
    • Paint
    • Mod Podge
    • Glass Glitter
    • Silhouette Cutting Machine
    • Vinyl
    • Transfer Paper
    • Weeding Tool

    Getting Started

    Since I already had my piece of wood, I just needed to round up the rest of my materials. I was really excited to use this glass glitter again. I want to cover everything with it!

    Let’s get crafting!

    DIY Nautical Christmas Sign - a glittery and beach-y DIY perfect for any home decor!Step 1 – Paint Board

    I gave the board a fresh coat of paint first.

    DIY Nautical Christmas Sign - a glittery and beach-y DIY perfect for any home decor!Step 2 – Cut Text

    Next I cut my vinyl. I searched around my fonts until I found the perfect one. I decided on a thicker front just so the glitter shows up, but I think it just depends on your taste. I also looked through my Silhouette library to find a boat wheel.

    Weed your sign, but make sure not to make the same mistake I did and weed the wrong part! I ended up having to cut the wheel again and using some of the parts.

    DIY Nautical Christmas Sign - a glittery and beach-y DIY perfect for any home decor!Step 3 – Transfer Text

    Then I covered my text with transfer paper so that I can easily add it to my piece of wood. I made sure to smooth it down good on the wood, then remove the transfer paper.

    DIY Nautical Christmas Sign - a glittery and beach-y DIY perfect for any home decor!Step 4 – Add Paint

    Now I’m ready to add my paint for the wheel. I did a total of three coats and let each one dry 15 minutes.

    DIY Nautical Christmas Sign - a glittery and beach-y DIY perfect for any home decor!Step 5 – Add Glitter

    Now the fun part, adding the GLITTER!!

    I used a little Mod Podge and painted it on the middle of my letter. Then I sprinkled my glitter on top.

    DIY Nautical Christmas Sign - a glittery and beach-y DIY perfect for any home decor!Step 6 – Remove Vinyl

    Next, while the Mod Podge was still wet I removed the vinyl. I didn’t want to wait until it dried, I was a little nervous it might have removed some of the glitter from the letter if I did.

    I of course used my “handy dandy” weeding tool again to remove the extra vinyl from the wheel.

    It’s looking so cool!

    DIY Nautical Christmas Sign - a glittery and beach-y DIY perfect for any home decor!Step 7 – Add Strip

    When I came up with the idea for the sign I knew I wanted to add a strip of glitter to the bottom. BUT I wanted to start the letters first.

    I pulled out my “trusty” washi tape to help create my line. I did the same process with this as I did with the J&Y. Then I removed the washi tape right away.

    DIY Nautical Christmas Sign - a glittery and beach-y DIY perfect for any home decor!Finishing Touches

    Voila, all done!! I think it turned out perfect, I’m so happy with it! This totally matches the look I’m going for this Christmas.

    Coastal Glam!

    DIY Nautical Christmas Sign - a glittery and beach-y DIY perfect for any home decor!

    Joy-Sign2

    Now, once I take down my Fall decorations, I can add this to my mantel. I just need to get started on a couple more projects to complete my coastal glam look. I did some DIY Christmas Sign Nautical Style last year that turned out great.

    Once again, I hope you enjoyed the post. Please let me know if you have any questions when making this sign, I’d LOVE to help out any way I can.

    Have a wonderful holiday season!

    Thank you, Courtney! If you love this Christmas decor, you’ll enjoy these Christmas DIYs, too!

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