Ok so sign number 2 of the week is SO easy. Anyone can do it – I promise! Here it is:
First get a board of the length you desire. Next you can stain it if you want. This would be super cute on a naturally greyed old board though too. I just used a new pine board and stained it. I gave the apple cider and steel wool stain a try again and this time it worked! I let the steel wool sit in the apple cider for about three days this time and then applied it using the steel wool. It doesn’t look like much of a change until you let it sit for about an hour but then it dries to a nice rich color. After you’ve got your board ready place your wreath in the middle (a simple nail to hang it on works) and paint your J and Y on. So easy. I wanted mine outside so I did decide to poly the board as well once I got the letters painted on.
If you wanted to you could go a step further you could light up your wreath and then drill holes in the letters and stick Christmas lights through them so you have a marquee of sorts. I can’t believe I’m actually turning down a chance to have more Christmas lights but for now I am just going to keep mine as is. Have a JOYful day! 😉