Hello everyone! Today I am going to share how I made my sweet DIY sharpie “Fresh Cut Christmas Trees” Christmas Tree Farm Sign with you all!
It’s much easier to make then you would probably imagine (See my tutorial HERE for more details on how I build my frames). Since I already had the frame build from a past project, all this project cost me was $3 for a wreath hanger & some command strips & velcro to secure it to the door.
I am obsessed with pine. Must be my native Californian roots. So naturally, I love decorating with fresh greenery during the holidays. This year I wanted to do some creative Christmas signs throughout the house, and decided what better thing to illustrate than pine trees?
To start off, I painted over my previous artwork on this sign (a wedding instagram sign I made for my sister in law.)
Then, I got out a clear three ring binder plastic sheet. To create a design, I used my Printer Transfer method HERE. In a nut shell, I created a graphic in photoshop, flipped it so it would print opposite, then carefully centered it, ink down, on my empty canvas.
For this one, I wanted to do the penning in myself, so I just lightly rubbed the ink onto the board to act as a guide.
You don’t have to do it this way at all- but I just hate committing to a design, so being able to move it around before placing it is a plus for me.
Then I inked in the lettering.
It was looking pretty cute already at this point.
Next, I added some little scrawny pine trees.
I didn’t want it to scream Christmas as much as I wanted it to look rustic & natural.
I am seriously in love with how it completes our kitchen.
This frame is a keeper!