Thanksgiving has come and gone and I am still as stuffed the Thanksgiving turkey was! These last few days I have been putting away the fall decorations and getting out the winter and Christmas decor. Do you remember the Rustic FALL sign I made in September? Instead of putting that sign away, I turned the board over and turned it into a two sided sign that can be used for Fall and Christmas. This DIY rustic christmas tree decor is simple to make and will be pretty on display for the next month.
DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Decor – Make Your Own Sign
- Wooden Board – Mine is a piece of barn wood I used for my Fall Sign
- Gold Paint
- Paint Brush
- White Ceramic Star Ornament
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Homemade Rustic Christmas Tree Decor Instructions:
Begin by painting a wide gold line down the center of the board. I made my line about 3/8″ wide and kept it about 6″ from the top of the board. I wanted there to be plenty of room at the top of the board for the star. The line does not need to be perfectly straight or even. Remember this is a rustic christmas tree decor sign so it should be natural and artistic (no ruler needed).
Once the center line is painted onto the board, begin painting the “boughs” onto your tree. These should be about the same thickness as the center line. Again, this should be artistic and not necessarily even or perfect. Paint the boughs on each side of the center until you are about 6″ from the bottom.
I also used a little bit of gold paint on the edges of the board to add a little sparkle.
After the paint is dry tie the star on with twine. I wrapped several layers of twine around the board to add a little more decorative touch. I had a couple of holes in my barn wood that were perfect for feeding the twine through. You could use a gold ribbon if you wanted instead of the twine to add a bit more sparkle.
I used a tiny bit of hot glue on the back of the star to hold it into place.
This rustic christmas tree decor looks perfect standing in my kitchen with a bowl of pine cones and white pumpkins beside it!
Where will you put your rustic christmas tree decor sign once you have made it?