Easy Double Sided Front Porch Sign

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Hey friends!  I am having a little anxiety over the current state of my front porch!  I haven’t lived anywhere with snow or temperatures this cold, since I was a kid.  And, all my flower pots and plants are dead and it is just plain ugly!  I have LOVED my Fall Front Porch, specifically my Fall Farm Porch Sign. So, I decided it was time to get my butt in gear and start decorating my Porch for Winter! 

I knew I wanted to start with a fun vertical sign for next to my door, so that is what I am sharing with you today!  It is super easy and such a statement piece!  It is the main thing your guests will see as they come to my door, so I didn’t want anything red or too loud.  Just something simple and clean!

I started with a 1×8 and I cut it down to 4 ft tall!  I wanted one side of the board for me to use for Christmas and the other to last me into January for Winter.  So, I painted one side gray and one side white.

For the white side, I wanted it to look a little rustic.  So, before painting the coat of white, I painted a real rough coat of brown paint.  When I applied the white coat, I applied it in different thicknesses and with the brush strokes pretty apparent.  You can see in the picture below the brown barely showing through and the rough brush strokes! 

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For the Winter side, I painted it with a clean gray coat!  I also took the gray onto the edges of the board to help give it a framed look.  

Then, I cut some vinyl stencils using my Cricut Explore to say the words STAY WARM for my Winter side and BELIEVE for my Christmas side.  I kept the letters approx 6″ wide and just chose a font size that made my words approx 40″-42″ in length.  The word Believe was a little short, so I also grabbed a Reindeer Silhouette cutout from the Cricut Design Space Studio to put at the bottom!  Super simple huh?!?  For all you artsy people – I also think it would be really cool to free hand the words!  I’ve always wished I had better handwriting for projects like this!  

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I absolutely love how it turned out!  And now I am even more excited to finish designing and decorating my Winter Front Porch! 

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stay-warm

 

*This tutorial was originally shared over at 30 Handmade Days!

Pam Dana

I am a wife and mom that is over the moon for family, traditions and fun! I love to share lots of printables, DIY's, kids activities and my families favorite recipes! I am married to my husband, Scott, and we have 3 beautiful children and together they are my world!

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    Trish

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    Years ago….a kdg. teacher did this trick with her classroom board games, so it would take up less space. I love seeing your sign….one for holiday, the other for the season. Thanks for sharing

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