Today’s project is a fan favorite! This DIY merry Christmas porch sign is sure to catch anyone’s eye at over six feet tall! Learn how you can easily paint this decor piece on your own with this simple video tutorial.

If you are looking for an easy, high-impact decor piece for your front porch, look no further! This sign will spread cheer to your entire neighborhood right from your front porch. Plus, just think of how impressed your neighbors will be when you tell them that you painted it entirely on your own!

Merry christmas porch sign next to acrylic paints

How to Make a DIY Merry Christmas Porch Sign

I know holiday wreaths are the standard way to dress up a front door. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good wreath, but sometimes I want something that’s a bit more custom and can truly pack a punch!

This porch leaner sign definitely answers that call. It’s festive and BIG – and here in Texas, we’re all about bigger being better! Here’s how to paint one of your own, step by step.

Woman holding a 6-foot tall Christmas porch sign

1. Gather Your Friends

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2. Prep Your Board

I grabbed a six-foot board from my local home improvement store. Then, I used a glaze from General Finishes to prep it so it has a nice pretty warm wood tone. You could also paint the board white or another color if you prefer, but I like the look of the wood here!

3. Add Stencils + Paint

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Because we are using such a large board, you get to use some of their fun extra stencils too—snowflakes!

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I opted to use white acrylic paint for the snowflakes. With a cheap brush from Lowes, I just started dabbing on the white paint. If you get some outside the lines – no problem! 🙂 It’s only paint, y’all!

For my letters, which I did in red, I went back and added a fine outline to them in white to help them pop a bit!

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4. Add Polyurethane Finish

To give your Merry Christmas porch sign longevity, I recommend spraying it with a couple of coats of poly after your paint has dried. I just use a clear gloss, but there is also matte if you prefer that look.

DIY Porch sign that says merry christmas with painted snowflakes

Watch the Video: DIY Merry Christmas Porch Sign

If you all are visual learners like I am, you’ll appreciate this video! In this Facebook live, I walk you through how to paint this entire Christmas porch leaner, step by step!

Watch the video here!

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painted double snowman

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