Christmas Sign : Old to New

This year when I pulled out my Christmas boxes full of ornaments and decor, I gave a little frown when I saw my “Let it Snow” sign.  I’ve hung it for about 6 years and it was starting to show how old and outdated it was.  Lots of soft blues and tans, lots of metal usage in bad ways, lots of odd hanging snowflakes, lots of country style going on… not so much my style these days.  (Unfortunately I did not get a picture of it in it’s original state, bad blogger.)

After one of my kiddos who will go nameless (it was totally kiddo #2) ripped off one of the hanging snowflakes, I knew it was makeover time!

Christmas Sign, Delineateyourdwelling.com

Now it’s time for another confession beyond owning country styled signs, I sometimes craft without a plan.  Some days I am super planner with a sketch and everything.  Other times, I just get out supplies and wing it.  Today was a wing it day.
I spray painted the entire sign white.  I did know I was going to go simple.

 

I started off using a gold foil pen to paint the inside of the lettering.  It looked good, but I decided I wanted even more shimmer.

 

Using a small paintbrush, I applied Modge Podge inside each letter and literally DUMPED a pound of gold glitter on the letters.  I could probably have pulled back a little on this step as I then spent the next 30 minutes picking fly away glitter from all over the sign, all over my table, all over me, etc…

 

For my final touches, I added some white poms in a simple line outlining the sign.  I also hot.glued a few gold glitter balls to the existing pinecone / evergreen accent.

 

 

I’m completely re-in love with this sign now!  From old school country to new school modern.  Have you made any updates to your existing Christmas decor?

11 thoughts on “Christmas Sign : Old to New

  1. I love what you did with this sign! I also have lots of country-style signs that are in desperate need of updating! Pinning this for some future project inspiration! Thanks for linking this up at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! I’ll be featuring this post on tomorrow’s hop!

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