Rustic Christmas “Believe” Sign – Quick DIY Project!

You like rustic Christmas projects right?

I hope so, because  I have a cute and easy one for you today! 🙂

I have a ladder hanging in my living room wall, right behind where our Christmas tree is, and it was the perfect spot for a small

Rustic Christmas “Believe” sign

Rustic Believe in Christmas sign - Knick of Time

Would you like to make your own?

Well, let’s get started!


You can make this in less than an hour.

Supplies Needed:

~ Small piece of pallet wood

Minwax Dark Walnut

~Red chalky paint (I used Vintage Store House Bandana Red chalky paint)

Believe chipboard word 

~White spray paint

~Sander or sand paper

~E600 glue

~ Drill

~ Twine


~ Cut a piece of pallet wood to your desired length.  I cut my piece 9″ long.

believe Christmas sign 1

~ Stain it with dark wood stain.  Allow the stain to dry, then paint a coat of red over it, and allow that to dry.  Use a blow dryer to speed up the process.

Distress the surface with a sander to reveal some of the stained wood and raw wood beneath the paint.

I used tung oil to seal and protect it, but you could use furniture wax also.

believe Christmas sign 2

~Spray paint the believe word white, and allow it to dry.

believe Christmas sign 3

~ Attach word to the wood with E6000 or hot glue.

~ Drill holes on each side of the wood, and insert twine from the back to the front of each hole, and tie a knot on the ends in the front.

That’s it – your little rustic Christmas sign is done!

DIY believe in Christmas sign tutorial at Knick of Time

The ladder makes a great place to hang blankets too – perfect for snuggling up on the couch and sipping hot chocolate!

Do you believe in Christmas? Create this easy rustic Christmas sign in less than an hour! Tutorial at

Be sure and come back bright and early tomorrow morning to see my entryway decked out for Christmas.  I’m participating in the Welcome Home for Christmas Tour with some other awesome bloggers, who are all sharing their homes and projects as well.  This will be the 3rd and final day of the tour.

Welcome Home Christmas Tour

If you missed Day 1, here are the blogger’s and links to their posts:

What Meegan Makes – Christmas Memory Tree 

~ Sweet Pea – Christmas Front Porch

~ Restoration Redoux – Christmas Coffee Table

~From My Front Porch to Yours – Farmhouse Christmas Mantel

~Shabby Art Boutique – Woodland Christmas Tree

~One More Time Events – Christmas in the Kitchen

Hope to see you there! 🙂


See ALL of my past Christmas signs HERE.


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  1. Adorable! I love the old wood with the red 🙂 Tung oil or hemp oil look beautiful as a sealer 🙂

  2. This is just soooooo precious…I love the rustic quality of it and the white against that deep red just pops! Love the message of your sign, too! 🙂

  3. Judy Ann Bowyer says

    Where did you get the word “Believe” for the project?

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