Create a beautiful, farmhouse style, Christmas Tree Wooden Sign using green and brown fabric scraps! A great handmade project to add to your holiday decor!
On the Seventh Day of a Crafty Christmas…
I’m back today with another fun project to use up some of your fabric scraps – a Christmas tree wood Sign! Earlier in this series, I shared a fun way to use up some green and brown fabric scraps with a Christmas Tree Banner. Even after making this banner, I still had a lot of beautiful scraps leftover. Many of them were gorgeous green wools from a fabric-swatching trip I did in NYC years ago.
Since I save everything from leftover bits of project fabric to un-used swatches, I end up with tons of fabric scraps! Some of them are so beautiful I love finding ways to use them. This wood sign is so fun and I love how dimensional and textured it is. You really only need scraps of fabric to make this. As long as you can cut a thin triangle from it, the scrap can be used! No need to worry if they are fraying or odd shaped. Just like real trees they are all a little different and imperfect.
This sign is so fun to display around the holidays and has a beautiful rustic farmhouse feel to it. I chose to paint “Oh Christmas Tree” on the top of my sign, but you could add any holiday phrase to the top. Skip the star on the top of the tree and keep the phrase more winter-themed and this sign could be kept up all winter.
Below is the tutorial. I hope you enjoy created this mixed-media holiday sign.
Supplies Needed for Oh Christmas Tree Fabric Scrap Wooden Sign:
- Wooden board – I found mine at Michaels Craft Store
- Green and brown fabric scraps – I used wool scraps
- White Acrylic Paint
- Tulip Mini Paint Pouncers
- Cricut Stencil Vinyl
- Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape
- Gold Vinyl or Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint
Step One: The first thing I did was cut lots of triangles out of my green wool swatches. In most cases, I made the triangle as large as the swatch would allow me. I let the rough end of the swatches be the bottom of the tree. I really like the uneven look of them starting to unravel.
For the largest tree in the center, I couldn’t get that big of a triangle cut out of the swatch I wanted to use. I had a green tweed that sparkled, which was perfect for the main tree! To make it work, I cut the size triangle I wanted from a plain green wool and then pieced together the sparkly tweed wool on top. Cut trunks from the scraps of brown fabric.
Step Two: Once I decided on a layout for my trees, I snapped a picture of it so I could remember it! Then I removed the trees and painted white snow along the bottom of the board with white acrylic paint..
Step Three: I wanted to paint the words, “Oh Christmas Tree”, in white along the top of my board. To do this, I created a stencil using my Cricut Explore. I used Cricut Stencil Vinyl to create the stencil and then used Cricut Transfer Tape to transfer the stencil to my wooden board. You can see a great video by Cricut on how to use the Transfer Tape. I use it the same way with my Stencil Material as I do with my regular vinyl.
**The font I used is “Autumn in November”.
Once my stencil was in place, I used white acrylic paint to go over it. I did several thin layers of paint using my pouncer in a vertical dabbing motion. I barely had any bleeding, and the little bit I did have I thought looked rustic and handmade so I didn’t care!
Step Four: After the paint was dry, I glued down my fabric trees. I used tacky glue, which worked great.
Finally, I added a little gold star to the top of the tallest tree. I cut the star from gold vinyl I had on hand, but you could also add it with a little gold acryic paint.
The sign is finished! The wool texture of the trees looks so fun against the wood. Another cozy project perfect for the holidays!
I’ll be back tomorrow with another holiday craft as part of my 12 Days of a Crafty Christmas!!
Check out the banner I made before this sign with my scraps of green and brown wool!
*My “12 Days of a Crafty Christmas” logo was created using Maggie Malloy’s beautiful Sewing Logo Templates*