Charming & Cheerful DIY Christmas Signs for 2023
There is something so special about creating your own Christmas decorations, don’t you think? Maybe it’s the cheery Christmas music playing in the background or just the fun, festive spirit.
Either way, I’m sharing some DIY Christmas sign ideas so you can make some DIY projects with me and get in the Christmas mood too!
Easy DIY Christmas Chalkboard with Chalk Pens
I found these small, red-frame chalkboards at Target a while back for $3 a piece, and decided to grab a few because I knew I would find a way to use them for Christmas.
Not long after that, Chalkola Arts contacted me and offered to send 2 packets of their chalk pens for me to try. It was perfect timing–now I had a plan for my Target chalkboards!
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I love scrolling through Pinterest and looking at all the amazing chalkboard art out there.
But the few times that I’ve tried to draw my own cute chalkboard art . . . Well, it hasn’t gone so well.
Honestly, hand-lettering is not a natural talent of mine and trying to draw intricate letters with actual pieces of dusty chalk only makes it worse!
So I was excited to give the Chalkola chalk pens a go!
These little guys promised to give me just about the same look as chalk but without all the messiness and difficulty.
The descriptions say they work on any non-porous surface, including glass, metal, dry-erase, and chalkboards.
NOTE: A surface painted with chalkboard paint is not recommended, as sometimes it’s still slightly porous and the ink can soak into the surface, leaving a stain.
About Chalk Pens
- The first time you use the chalk pens, it takes a minute or so to prep the pen and get the ink to flow, kinda like a paint pen.
- The metallic chalk markers are a bit different–they feel much more like a traditional marker.
- The instructions were easy to follow, and within just a few minutes, I had my design and all the pens ready to go!
Instructions for Christmas Line Art Chalkboard Design
In just a few easy steps, you’ll be able to create a cute Christmas sign in no time at all!
- The first thing to do is to draw a line with the silver marker, with a few loops in the line.
- Draw small rectangles along the line for the base of each light bulb.
- Color bulbs in various colors all along your silver string – use any color of your choice to pair perfectly with your other Christmas crafts!
- Write in your message to share the holiday cheer.
To get the effect I wanted, I used the silver chalk marker to draw my light string and various colors of chalk pens to draw in different colors for the Christmas lights.
TIP: If you’re layering any colors on top of each other, you want to be sure and let each color dry completely (which just takes a few minutes) before adding a new color on top–just so you don’t mix the colors or get another color on your marker tips.
Removing Chalk Pen Ink
- The directions say you can erase the pens easily, like regular chalk. So, I tested that out!
- I started by just wiping with water. The paint wiped right off, but you could still see the outline where the color had been.
- So I tried then some glass cleaner, and it worked like a charm! The chalkboard was as good as new and ready to use for my next DIY projects.
From start to finish, the whole project took less than 10 minutes 🙂
I love how it turned out! A quick, fun little project–and the Chalkola pens made it so easy!
7 More Amazing DIY Christmas Signs
For more Christmas inspiration, take a look at seven other beautiful Christmas signs that you can create this festive season!
DIY Vintage Christmas Signs
These DIY Vintage Christmas signs are such a cute idea. These signs are made from plywood, chalk paint and red heat transfer vinyl.
You’ll also need a cutting machine (like a Cricut Maker) and some DIY know-how. Making these festive signs is so much fun. You can use the cut files shared on this blog post or use your own stencil for a unique sign design!
Unique Christmas Door Hangers
This DIY Christmas Door Hanger project is full of holiday spirit. With a hanging palette from Target and some festive red and white paint, you can make these wooden Christmas signs in a breeze.
Use the stencil provided to create a cute gift-giving porch sign for your delivery drivers or use your paintbrush and some Christmas cheer to create your own design.
Colorful and Glittery Christmas Signs
I love DIY Christmas decorations that are full of color and cheer, and this little sign craft does not disappoint. This Colorful and Glittery Christmas Sign project is the perfect DIY craft if you love non-traditional decor.
It’s bright, fun and a great way to add some festive spirit to your living room.
Painted Merry Christmas Sign with Hanging Ornaments
For a festive outdoor decoration, take a look at this cute DIY Painted Merry Christmas Sign with Hanging Ornaments by the DIY Dreamer.
This craft is full of color and makes the perfect festive addition to your front porch. You’ll definitely love making and displaying this fun Christmas design!
Hot Cocoa And Cookies Christmas Sign
Show your holiday spirit with this cute Hot Cocoa and Cookies Christmas Sign!
This fun DIY craft project can be made with re-purposed scrap wood from your home or from the thrift store – which you know I love. Go take a look and make one for your own home this festive season.
Painted Christmas Lights Pallet
This Painted Christmas Lights Pallet has all my favorite things – it’s bright, fun and full of Christmas cheer.
With some metallic paint, colored acrylic paint, a Cricut machine, some scrap vinyl and the cutest Christmas stencil, you’ll be able to DIY one for your home too. Once it’s made, place it above your fireplace to add more joy to your decor this Christmas season.
Christmas Stencil Project with Funky Junk Old Sign Stencils
Finally, I have one of my own favorite Christmas projects to share with you. This Christmas Stencil project has a trendy, distressed look and turns scrap wood into the cutest homemade decorations.
To make the designs, I used a bunch of festive stencils from the Funky Old Junk Stencil line and I am soooo happy with how these DIY wood signs turned out.
Head over to the link to take a look for yourself and find the detailed tutorial to make your own this holiday season.
I hope that you love these holiday DIY crafts as much as I do and get to make one or more for yourself this year. Make sure to share your creations with me, I can’t wait to see them!