Nothing brings holiday warmth to your guests quite like being greeted at the door with some holiday cheer. 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 sign can be quite expensive, especially a larger one meant for the porch or yard. Instead of spending money on decor, make these DIY holiday signs for the front porch, yard or garden and welcome the season into your entire neighborhood by sharing the message of holiday happiness! Our feature photo below is from Jamie at ‘Anderson + Grant’. These DIY distressed Christmas signs will put the holiday spirit into anyone who comes by. Easy tutorial with inexpensive supplies. Love this!

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From Donna at ‘Funky Junk’ comes this tutorial for her Sleigh Rides DIY 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.

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From ‘Whipperberry’, these fun DIY holiday 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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Ok. So this is some serious Christmas spirit in action! Christine at ‘DIY Dreamer’ has a complete tutorial for her outdoor Christmas countdown marquee sign. And when I say complete, I mean she even shares the font she used to create her letters for the sign! 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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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. Love the size of this sign too, perfect for making a front porch statement!

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 sign, 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?

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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!

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

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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 sign from an old door she got at Habitat for Humanity. The bright red paint really says Christmas, and the chalkboard paint in the two recessed sections make it easy to customize the sign, or even change it as the season goes on!

DIY Holiday Signs for the Front Porch

Image Credits: Funky Junk, Anderson + Grant, Whipperberry, DIY Dreamer, Honeybear Lane, Live Laugh Rowe, The Happy Scraps, Liz on Call, 320 Sycamore


1 Comment

  1. 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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