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Farmhouse Christmas Sign in Four Easy Steps

This unique plaid deer Christmas sign will fit in perfectly with your farmhouse holiday decor! This DIY Christmas sign is made in four EASY steps.

Skills Required: Beginner. I recommend having some experience with Mod Podge since you will be applying a cutout to wood with some smaller details. You’ll also be doing some painting.

Farmhouse Style Christmas Sign in Four Easy Steps

I’ve been wanting to make a farmhouse decor sign for a while now. I just finished a “Give Thanks” sign and since I still had extra wood cut I decided to make a Christmas sign too. There’s nothing like a bit of buffalo plaid Christmas wall decor to liven up a room or holiday mantel!

Deer head signs are so popular right now; I even made a “Faux” Deer Head sign last year with scrapbook paper. So this year I decided to do a different take on the deer head sign and give it a farmhouse look!

Learn how to make this wood Christmas craft below.

DIY Christmas Sign

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Getting Started

I had some extra pieces of 12 x 12 wood leftover from another project. If you don’t, grab one from Home Depot and paint it with white acrylic paint. Let dry.

In terms of scrapbook paper, I found the perfect plaid design at Hobby Lobby. I’m seriously obsessed with it and have several Christmas projects in mind using it (including this DIY Christmas sign).

Let’s get crafting!!

White wood piece, plaid deer head cut out of scrapbook paper, Mod Podge Matte, and a paintbrush

Step 1 – Cut out Deer Head

I found the perfect deer head shape in my Silhouette library. I think they have five different ones, and I cut it on blade setting 3.

deer head outline in Silhouette Studio

Step 2 – Add Deer Head

Since my wood was already painted, all I had to do was Mod Podge the deer head down to make my Christmas sign. I used my “trusty” Matte Mod Podge and added it to the back of the deer head.

I decided not to cover the front of the deer head for this project with Mod Podge. Also, make sure to smooth it down with your fingers to prevent any wrinkles.

Mod Podge the paper down to the canvas

Step 3 – Add Frame

Now the fun part . . . adding our frame around this sign!

I found some wood at Lowes (I think around $3.00) and cut it to fit my wood. Once the wood was cut I added a coat of stain. Then I used my “handy dandy” nail gun to add the frame around the wood.

Adding a stained frame to the outside of the artwork

Finishing Touches

I am so HAPPY with how my DIY Christmas sign turned out!! Seriously – I think it’s in my top 5 favorite posts for this year. I definitely plan on making some more signs like this for the house, asap!

DIY farmhouse Christmas sign
Handmade DIY Christmas sign featuring a buffalo plaid deer

Plus, this was a pretty cheap Christmas craft to make – and quick, too. This Christmas sign would be a great gift idea for the holidays. Heck, I would love to receive a personalized gift like this!

Handmade farmhouse style Christmas sign

You can use any kind of scrapbook paper for this farmhouse Christmas sign project or cut any shape. Maybe a snowflake or snowman?!?

Yield: 1 sign

Farmhouse Christmas Sign

DIY farmhouse Christmas sign

Learn how to make this farmhouse style Christmas sign using Mod Podge and a few other basic craft materials.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • Mod Podge Matte
  • 12 x 12 wood square
  • Wood trim - 60"
  • Acrylic paint - white
  • Wood stain - brown
  • Plaid scrapbook paper
  • Sandpaper


  • Paintbrush
  • Rags
  • Stencil
  • Scissors or die cutter
  • Nail gun
  • Table saw


  1. Use a table saw to cut a piece of wood that is 12 x 12 for your base. Paint with white craft paint and let dry.
  2. Use a table saw to cut the wood trim to fit around the frame. Rag on stain until the pieces are covered; let dry.
  3. Cut a deer head shape out of scrapbook paper, either using scissors or a die cutter.
  4. Use Mod Podge to apply the deer head to the wood panel. Add Mod Podge to the back of the paper as well as to the wood and smooth down. Wipe away any Mod Podge that comes out from the paper. Let dry for 15 - 20 minutes.
  5. Apply a single layer of Mod Podge over the top of your Christmas sign. Let dry.
  6. Use a nail gun to attach the frame around the wood base piece and finish.

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If you enjoy this sign, I hope you’ll also enjoy these other Christmas decor ideas:


Friday 18th of November 2016

He is SO CUTE! Thank you for sharing!

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