North Pole Porch Sign

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Hey friends! My Christmas front porch is up and all ready for Santa and I couldn’t be more excited about! Majority of it is new this year and it was so much fun putting together! My new DIY for the season is this fun DIY North Pole Sign and today I’m so excited to share the tutorial with you! My porch is hands down my favorite place to decorate! So naturally, with each new season it’s the number one place I start to decorate!

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My Fall Farm Porch Sign is one of my favorite porch decorations that I’ve made! So, heading into this new Winter season I knew my porch needed a North Pole Sign!

What you need:

40″ Tall 4″x4″ Post

Post Cap and Base (Like this Post Cap and this Base – however you can buy more affordable at Home Depot or Lowes)

Base: Cut out of 3/4″ plywood

1 – 9″x10″
1 – 7″x8″
1 – 5.5″x6″

5 boards cut at random lengths and heights
We used all 1″ thick boards at the following dimensions:

  • 16″x3.5″
  • 21″x2.5″
  • 20″x3.5″
  • 22″x2.5″
  • 17″x3.5″

Dark Walnut Stain

Paint in desired colors (I used Red, White, Green and Brown and light Brown)

Vinyl Stencils of words (Cricut files shared below)

Paint Sealant

 

Directions:

To start, you need to build the stand. For this you’ll need to cut a 4×4 inch post 40″ tall.

Next, you need to build the base for the post. To do this I nailed and (wood) glued 3 rectangle boards together. I started by cutting 3/4″ plywood into 3 rectangles.

1 – 10″x9″
1 – 7″x8″
1 – 5.5″x6″ 

Once the base was built I attached the post using my nail gun.

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To finish the post, you just need a post cap. I bought the cap at Lowes and attached it using my nail gun! Then I went ahead and stained the whole post using a Dark Walnut stain. 

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Allow the stain to try for 12-24 hours.

While the post is drying, you can get working on your other boards. 

North Pole Porch Sign Tutorial from www.overthebigmoon.com

Take your 5 boards that have been precut to the sizes listed above or whatever sizes you decided on and get them painted! I chose not to sand my boards, because I wanted them to look rough. But, feel free to sand your boards if you want a more smooth, clean, finished look.

I chose to do 2 red, 2 green and one brown! I wanted to give them a bit of a worn look, so I brushed a little bit of a lighter brown over the dark brown and 2 green boards. I think it gave them a really fun look!

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The next day, once the post was dry and the 5 boards were dry I went onto finishing the sign! It was raining, so I moved the project making indoors!

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To start, I whitewashed the stained post. To whitewash, you just rough paint the area you want covered with the white paint. Then, take a wet rag and wipe it off until you reach the desired look you’re going for. I wanted a bit darker whitewashed look, so as you can see, I didn’t “wash” it a ton.

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While that dries, let’s get your vinyl stencils cut.

If you have a Cricut Explore, then I have got the files for you!

Click HERE for the words!

Click HERE for the arrows!

If you don’t have a Cricut, then you’ll need create and cut your own! Make sure and measure the boards and cut the words to the appropriate size. Along with some arrows!

Once the files are cut, weeded and backed then you can place them. 

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Once you know where you want them to all go, pull the backs off and apply the vinyl stencil. When applying the paint I applied it in different thicknesses, to give each phrase a different look. After the paint at partially tried, remove the vinyl stencil.

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Allow everything to dry for a few hours.

I then laid my post on the ground arranged the 5 boards how I wanted them and attached them using my nail gun!

North Pole Porch Sign Tutorial from www.overthebigmoon.com

Lastly, I sprayed clear sealant over the entire sign to seal it! And that’s it! You’re done!

North Pole Porch Sign Tutorial from www.overthebigmoon.com

North Pole Porch Sign Tutorial from www.overthebigmoon.com

It will only take you a few hours over the course of 2 days to put this together! And it’s such a statement piece! I love love love it! Happy Holiday’s friends!

North Pole Porch Sign Tutorial from www.overthebigmoon.com

North Pole Porch Sign Tutorial from www.overthebigmoon.com

 

 

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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    Nancy T

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    I love this! My girls would love it.

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    Cheryl

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    Hi Pam! I love this!! This signpost is something the kids can so easily be a huge part of creating, and it looks so fantastic! If there is time left tomorrow after the great Christmas tree hunt, we will certainly be looking to create one of these!

    I will be sharing this on my social media and on http://www.easyfreesantaletter.com/blog in the next few days, and will come back and let you know once it is live!

    Thanks again for sharing such a great idea!

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