Tutorial: Stripe Merry Days and Silent Nights Sign

So I’ve never been the best at wood painting art but after visiting Poppy Seed Projects a couple weeks ago for their Holiday open house everything looked so darling so I decided to give it another go and I think it turned out pretty cute.

You can make your own by purchasing a similar kit to what I picked up or use your favorite supplies to put together something unique yourself. I could see a ton of cute options and different holiday ideas using the same techniques. You’ll need a vinyl saying (make your own or purchase one premade), paint, I used white and lime, a ruler and pen, tape (believe it or not I used regular office take and it worked better than the masking take I had on hand, I ran out of painting tape which was my first choice), and distressing ink.

Start by painting your piece of wood. Mark the your line intervals (I did 2 inch gaps). Position the tape. Mark which colors go where (I recommend using a streak, I had to rub the brush quite hard since the dots I put showed through at first).

Paint your stripes. Allow to dry for about an hour and then remove the tape. Allow to fully dry. I don’t know how to distress by sanding and using stain. I had instructions but when it came time I got too nervous so I pulled out my distressing scrap booking ink and made some marks.

Finally I pulled off the vinyl, had the musicmaker help me position it on the wood and carefully pulled away the transfer paper. Pretty easy and I really like how it turned out.


  1. Very festive!!! And easy enough to recreate! Thanks for the tute Marissa!

  2. I think it turned out amazing! I love it!

  3. This is adorable! Thanks so much for showing. I just shared on Pinterest.

  4. Your sign is amazing and super adorable. Congrats on making it so awesome :)

    I’ve just started a new blog link up My Style Sunday . I’d love you to join.

  5. I have this vinyl sitting in the corner to be used. This makes me want to do something with it!! So cute

  6. Love your color choices & the idea of using vinyl instead of painting making it quick – easy. Visiting from DearCreatives.com

  7. oh thanks guys. ANd yes Vanessa just do something it was so much easier and faster than I was expecting it to be!

  8. I love the lime green, it really makes the detail pop!

  9. Fabulous! Looks awesome!!
    Thanks for sharing this at Show & Shore, featuring tomorrow.

  10. Thank you for sharing with us on A Crafty Soiree, the weekly linky party I co-host with Yesterday on Tuesday. I’m pleased to let you know I’ve selected your project to feature in this week’s newest one. It will be up on my blog at midnight EST Thursday. Please come by and see if when you can and share more of your crafty skills. You shared some great ideas last week, it was hard to pick just one to feature :)

  11. Love this sign!! You did an amazing job!!

    Thanks so much for sharing it at Artsy Corner. Hope to see you again this week :)

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