How clever are these DIY reversible holiday signs?! I wish we could take credit for the creativity behind this clever idea. Nonetheless others beat us to the punch, but that’s ok. We want to show you how easy it is to make your own DIY reversible holiday signs!
Not only do you get two pieces of home decor out of one sign, but this also helps eliminate the need to find more storage space for all of the home decor! I think everything should be reversible 😂 it’s budget-friendly and takes up less space! Win Win.
Building the base of the reversible signs
If this method looks too intimidating or you don’t have access to these tools, you can always find something similar that’s already made at your local craft store. Michaels or Hobby Lobby would be great places to check.
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It’s another cold and snowy spring day … time to stay inside and craft. What do you like to do when it’s cold outside? Craft we hope! Today we would like to share how we made these fun DIY reversible holiday signs. One side is for St. Patrick’s Day the other side for Easter.
For the base of this craft we used some scrap wood we had left over from another project. In addition, we purchased a 1 X 4 pine board to make the frame.
Let’s get started. First we began by cutting the scrap wood to size. Ours is 14” X 14”, this seemed to be a good size for our wooden circle and egg shape we purchased at the craft store.
We wanted this to look like planks of wood, so to mimic that look we cut 1/8” grooves in the wood. We did this by setting the blade depth to 1/8″.
We made an 1/8″ groove every 3 1/2” on both sides of the piece of wood.
Once all the grooves are cut on one side, flip it over to make grooves on the other side as well.
We applied a coat of paint, and used the same color on both sides. It would also be fun to have one side stained and the other side painted. The choice is yours.
Building the frame for the reversible holiday signs
To create the frame around the plank board, we purchased a 1 X 4 which is actually 3 1/2” wide. We trimmed off 1/4” from each side, so it would have a sharp square edge. Then we ripped the board in half. So each piece was 1 1/2” wide. Cut these to length to fit the plank board.
Once all the frame pieces were cut we applied a dark wax. A stain would also work well for this.
Center each frame board one at a time on the plank board. Nail in place. We used a pneumatic nail gun for this.
Making the elements for the reversible holiday signs
The circle and egg shaped wood came from our favorite local craft store.
We didn’t take photos creating the “Lucky” sign. However, it was pretty simple to make, here’s what we did. We painted the wooden circle white, then taped off stripes and painted them Kelly green. We cut the “Lucky” word from glitter vinyl using a Silhouette machine and applied it to the circle. Finally glue the “Lucky” sign to the plank board.
Our plan was to make the polka dots using the circles as a mask. Therefore, we painted the egg black.
Using scrap vinyl (some white and some brown) we punched out circles using a 1 1/4” hole punch. The circles can also be easily cut with a vinyl cutting machine.
Then the vinyl circles were applied as a mask in a pattern on the egg shape.
Then apply 2 coats of black paint. If there is any bleeding of the paint, it will match the base coat and seal the edges.
Once the black paint is dry, it’s time to apply 2 coats of white paint. Then when it is almost dry peel off the vinyl circles.
Once completely dry, sand the edges to distress lightly. This will reveal the black paint underneath.
Attach the egg to the plank board with wood glue.
Wasn’t that a fun way to make your own DIY reversible holiday sign? Are you already thinking of other types of reversible signs you can make?
We also have an alternate version of the Easter egg pictured. Steph simply painted her egg white and traced the egg shape onto a piece of polka dot paper and then glued it to the egg. Super simple and it adds a pop of color!
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