When I found some gold rings at a thrift store a while back, I knew they would be great for so many projects. I made some DIY gold hoop wreaths and then decided that I wanted to make a hoop wreath sign. I hope that this inspires you to make your own holiday sign. My sweet hubs put together the sign for me. He started with leftover lumber that we had in our garage. These are 1×10″ boards but any size can be used, depending on the size that you would like your sign to be. He used these clamps to hold the boards in place while he drilled a board across the back side with these trim head screws. What is so great about trim head screws is that no pilot hole is needed, they go in so easily.
Once he had the two boards screwed in across the back side, he used our Ryobi table saw to cut the pieces that we needed for the border. We tried to use scrap lumber that we had on hand. Having a saw on hand makes using scrap lumber so much more possible. After he had the boards stripped to the size that I wanted, he used our Mitre saw to cut them to size.
I measured to make sure the ring was centered prior gluing it down and used super glue to attach the ring to the board. And warning….just be careful when doing this that you don’t super glue your fingers to the hoop. Ahhh, that was not fun peeling my fingers from the ring after I held it down. If I was smart, I would have used something else to hold the ring down. So the moral is, learn from my mistake. When using superglue, it dries in a few seconds so it didn’t take long for my fingers to be attached to the ring.
I used a large stencil that I had from Walmart for the J and the Y. I painted the letters with black craft acrylic paint so that it would sand easily. I wanted my letters to look distressed so I sanded them down with 100 grit sand paper after the paint was dry. The black paint did tint the white color around the letters when I sanded them so I just used a small paint brush and touched up the areas around the letters after I was done sanding. Sanding from side to side gives a cohesive look. I added the sprigs of greenery from a faux greenery bush from Michaels with a hot glue gun and then did the same with these 3 rusty jingle bells that I found at a thrift store. I thought about rusting my own jingle bells with this diy recipe that I have here, but when I found these, there was no need for that.
Thank you for stopping by! I am so in love with the way that my sign turned out and I would love to hear what you think of it. I hope that this helped with some great tips for making your own joy/holiday sign. And please tag me on IG (@vintageporch) if you make one of your own. I would love to see it!
Mistletoe Pillow Cover: Haven Comforts
Wall Clock: DIY
Pillows: DIY from placemats
Open Shelving: DIY
Small Wreath: Thrifted
Flocked 6′ unlit Tree: Walmart
Anne Sign: Sure and Simple
Antlers: Antique Fair (mounted them to distressed wood with screws)
Old Books: Thrifted (took off the covers)
Mantle: Thrifted and Painted with DIY Chalk Paint Recipe
Trunks: Thrifted and Painted with DIY Chalk Paint Recipe
Church Pew: Local Antique Store
Crates: Garage Sale
Beads: The Downtown Aly
Old Door: Thrifted
Stockings: The Vintage Bucket
Rug: Wild Shaman
White logs: From Outside (painted with chalk paint recipe)
White Chairs: Second Hand Pottery Barn (with Ikea slipcovers)
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