Christmas Sign Twas the Night Before Christmas DIY

What’s more fun than making your own Christmas Sign? Learn how to make a vintage style ‘Twas the night before Christmas sign two ways!

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Supplies you will need:

‘Twas the night before Christmas printable found below.

Wood – I bought a 1 in. x 10 in. x 6 ft. board so I could get multiple signs out of it for $13.

Pine Lath – optional to make wood frame

Palm Wood Sander


Paints of choice for base color – I like using Waverly Chalk Paint because it comes in many colors and dries fast, at an affordable price.

Speedball Ink for words – The ink works better than the paint, which can dry in the screen while working and is harder to remove from the screen afterward.

Wax – I like using Dixie Belle Spray Wax because it’s odor-free and dries quickly.

Clear Spray Sealer Matte, Satin, or Glossy finish – your choice.

Automotive Sponge for smooth application of paint – no brush strokes!


Frame if using the printable.

Silkscreen Stencil Maker (optional but highly recommended and needed for wood sign).

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Here’s the stencil I made.

The Night Before Christmas Silkscreen Christmas Stencil

How to make ‘Twas the night before Christmas wood sign

Cut the sponge in smaller pieces to use for painting.

Cut the board to 12″ length.  You’ll have leftover for more signs.

Sand the board until as smooth as possible.

Mist water on the board before applying paint.  It glides more smoothly and won’t dry while painting.

Paint the board and allow to dry fully.

Rinse the sponge.  They can be reused several times.

Wax and buff the board to protect the stencil.

Adhere silkscreen stencil to the wood.

Apply your choice of ink colors and remove the stencil.

Let dry fully, apply sealer, and embellish with evergreen, mistletoe, berries, or jingle bells if desired.

Attach a hanger on the back.

Unfinished Wood Blank for Christmas Sign with Dixie Belle Chalk Paint

Wood Blank Painted Red for Christmas Sign with Waverly Chalk Paint

Preparing to Stencil

Wax the surface to protect the sticky stencil from pulling up the paint.

Dixie Belle Spray Wax for Christmas Painted Sign

Tape off any sides that come close the board so no ink gets where you don’t want it.

How to stencil a sign for Christmas

Completely cover all the mesh silkscreen and remove any lines of ink.

How to stencil a sign for Christmas

Now for the exciting part!

Peel and reveal your creation.  Silkscreen stencils are amazing!

How to stencil a sign for Christmas

Here it is all framed with the pine lath (also known as furring strip).

Twas the night before Christmas Sign


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I have the sign below available HERE.

Merry Christmas Sign

Important Tips About Silkscreen Stencils

Directions for stencil-making are HERE.

Silkscreens will last many uses if cared for.

  • Once you create a silkscreen stencil, write “BACK” on the reverse side.
  • Immediately wash after use and replace while still wet onto the carrier sheet.
  • Store when dry.

Free Printables

There are two versions; black and white and red and white below for you to print.  Both are sized at 8.5″ x 11″ but could be printed smaller and would make a beautiful gift when printed on high-quality cardstock and framed.

No need to download.  Just save the images to your computer and then print.

How easy is that!


"Twas the night before Christmas" printable

'Twas The Night Before Christmas Red Printable8.5 x 11 in.

More free printables HERE.

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  1. This is a beautiful Christmas DIY! Thanks for sharing!

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