Nothing brings holiday warmth to your guests quite like being greeted at the door with some holiday cheer in the form of a Christmas sign. Words speak louder than any wreath or sparkling lights. (Though we suggest you throw those up too!) Trouble is, when our budgets at that time of year are already tight, a Christmas sign can be quite expensive, especially a larger wood one meant for the porch or yard. Make DIY Christmas signs instead of spending lots of money on decor! Share the message of holiday happiness! You can use these porch sign ideas to welcome the season into your entire neighborhood. Let’s get ready for the holidays, right? Go!



Christmas Porch Signs You Can DIY


Christmas Wood Signs

Oh my! This custom tree farm Christmas wood sign would be the most charming decoration you could add to your front porch this year! Use the tutorial to create the sign with your own family name! From ‘Cutesy Crafts‘.


Find out how to paint this adorable and friendly snowman sign to welcome guests to your front porch this Christmas season. Check out the full tutorial at ‘That Sweet Tea Life‘.


Buffalo check, anyone? Well, yes! Toni from ‘Design Dazzle‘ shows us how to make this Merry Christmas sign for your front porch using paints and contact paper.


Shelly at ‘100 Things 2 Do‘ made this Christmas sign DIY with custom cut vinyl letters. But you can just purchase letters for your “saying” at the craft store and still follow her directions.  And, she even has a tutorial for the Farmhouse style frame!


Joy Christmas Signs

Check out this outdoor Christmas porch sign tutorial from ‘Fynes Designs‘. Her “Joy” sign is made from a reclaimed piece of wood, some scrap and a live evergreen wreath!


Another take on a “Joy” Christmas porch sign is this DIY version from Brooke at ‘Re-Fabbed‘. This was a really easy and inexpensive project! Check out her tutorial!


DIY Vintage Christmas Signs

From Donna at ‘Funky Junk‘ comes this tutorial for her Sleigh Rides Christmas sign. Now she added some vintage hardware to make it into a Christmas card holder, but I love it just as a sign! Don’t overlook her more detailed tutorial on how to stencil so that you know the technique.


From ‘Whipperberry‘, these fun DIY Christmas signs were made using a chalk paint powder, and a stencil cutting machine. You can just purchase your own stencil for one sign, or stencil letters. (Unless you want to make ALL those signs, and then that Silhouette machine would totally be worth it!)

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From Jamie at ‘Anderson + Grant‘. These distressed DIY Christmas signs will put the holiday spirit into anyone who comes by. Easy tutorial with inexpensive supplies. Love this Christmas sign idea!

DIY Holiday Signs for the Front Porch


Loving this DIY woodland sign from Marie at ‘Blooming Homestead‘ for ‘Live Laugh Rowe‘. This is a really easy DIY Christmas porch sign idea, and I think the little detail with the twine wrapped around the top really sets this project apart. Amazing what such a little thing can do, right?

DIY Woodland Sign


Santa’s Workshop Christmas Yard Sign

Amy at ‘The Happy Scraps‘ has this cute tutorial for us that kids will love… Her DIY Christmas arrow signs would make any of us feel like looking towards the sky on Christmas Eve!

DIY Holiday signs


DIY Reversible Holiday Sign

From Liz at ‘Liz on Call‘ comes this DIY reversible front porch holiday sign. This is brilliant! One side for the fall or Thanksgiving, and one side for Christmas. And now you have the whole holiday season covered with happy greetings!

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Merry Christmas Porch Sign

Last, from Melissa at ‘320 Sycamore‘ we have this cute idea for anyone who doesn’t relish the idea of working with lumber. Melissa made this outdoor Christmas sign idea from an old door she got at Habitat for Humanity. But the bright red paint really says Christmas, and the chalkboard paint in the two recessed sections make it easy to customize these DIY holiday signs. You can even change them as the season goes on!

DIY Holiday Signs for the Front Porch


Merry Christmas Lighted Sign

Ok. So this is some serious Christmas spirit in action! Christine at ‘DIY Dreamer‘ has a complete tutorial for her outdoor countdown marquee Christmas sign. And when I say complete, I mean she even shares the font she used to create her letters for the sign! Because this project is much easier than it looks, and well worth the effort. Who else would have this on their front porch, but you?

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Ho Ho Ho Sign

Like that lighted sign look? Good! (It kinda nails the spirit of the season, doesn’t it?) Well then try this Ho Ho Ho Christmas marquee sign from Heidi at ‘Honeybear Lane‘. I love her tutorial because she includes all the details on how she made this sign, including the exact type of painters tape she used to get those perfect stripes. Also love the size of this sign as well, perfect for making a front porch Christmas decorating statement!

DIY Holiday Signs for the Front Porch

We hope you use one of these Christmas porch sign ideas for your front porch this year! And then jump on over now to our posts on:

Creative Outdoor Christmas Light Ideas

DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorating!

DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations

DIY Christmas Wreaths

DIY Christmas Mantel Decor

Christmas Doormats You Can Make

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  1. Christine November 24, 2018 at 2:55 am

    What a GREAT collection of Christmas signs! WOW! I feel honored you included my Outdoor Christmas Countdown Marquee Sign! Thank you!

    1. Kathy Woodard February 12, 2019 at 4:24 pm

      We LOVED yours Christine! We know our readers loved it too! Thank you!

  2. Mary G. February 25, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I love all these wooden signs! They’re so rustic and bring out the holiday season so well. Thank you very much for sharing these with us!


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