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11/20/18

Rustic Distressed Wood JOY Front Porch Sign DIY!

Make Christmas front porch decor with old reclaimed fence boards with the word JOY in a vertical design on the front, tall and skinny for standing near the front door.

Rustic Distressed Wood JOY Front Porch Sign DIY!

Have JOY this holiday season and make this fun rustic front porch sign.  It doesn't take long to get this sign out on the porch, but it will need to dry overnight...so make it early and enjoy it all Winter long.  I love having a welcoming sign on the front porch!  Affiliate links included in post.
You will need:
Distressed wood pallet
J & Y  10" letters (or big enough for your pallet)
Green Wire wreath form (8")
Leaf Vine Garland
White Paint
Ribbon
Hot Glue/Gun
E6000
Craft Sticks
Begin by painting  your J and Y letters white.  My paint is a little bit off white and it works great with the rustic vibe.
Use the vine garland and wrap it tight around the wreath form.  Yes, every single pass has to go through the center of the wreath.  This takes quite a while, so you could buy a garland wreath...I just had these on hand.
Then add a cute little ribbon bow with hot glue.
Okay, for the distressed wood part...I just flipped this USA sign around and used the other side!  Making a dual purpose holiday sign is perfection.  Great for storage purposes too!
USA Reclaimed Wood Sign

The other side of the board has cross bars to hold the slats together.  They were simply screwed together just like this.  Made of old fence boards and a 2x4.
Use the hot glue and E6000 to adhere the letters to the board.  One strip of hot glue so the adhesion is instant...and next to it, a thick strip of E6000 Glue...for long lasting adhesion.  Build up the backside of the Y with craft sticks, so it can be adhered on the thick part of the Y and the main stick.
Then let it dry and cure for at least 4 hours, or overnight.  Next day, set it out on the porch to celebrate JOY all Winter.  I love the green wreath and the white letters.
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