Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Homemade Living Series

Welcome back to the 
Homemade Living Series.
Each Wednesday we share our homemade notions.
Remember to stop by the two other bloggers who are participating this week:
Sue@The Little Acre That Could

 We enjoy making homemade gifts and decorations,
(although this cute guy was a gift).
We decided to add a handmade holiday sign to our outside decor this year.

The needed items are a piece of scrap wood (any size would do),
a pencil, a drill, a string of lights (or a spotlight), and spray paint.

 The wood is easier to work with if it's not too thick.
We had this laying around the garage from another project.

 We don't have a workshop or shed, 
so we just fashioned a work area by laying the wood on top of a plastic tub.
Just draw or write your message on the board
and drill holes over the pencil lines leaving a small gap between the holes.

 Feel free to customize your message.
Here's how it looks with the lights behind it.

We ended up painting it red
with some leftover spray paint,
then I added some white trim.
 This project only took about an hour,
so you still have time to conjure one up! 

Hope you're enjoying the magic of the season!

Next week, these gals post their Homemade Living ideas:



  1. What fun! You could custom it to say anything you wanted. That's neat. :-)

  2. I've seen this and always think "someday I want to make one of those" but never have. I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. It's so cute! And I love how you painted it red. So festive :)

    1. Thanks, Tammy. I tweaked it yesterday and will add the new photos.

  4. Fun Idea! reminds me of Light Bright! Stopping in from Farmgirl Friday!

    1. It's so easy, you could make a different one each year!


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