Decorating a front porch for the holidays is my favorite this Outdoor Wreath Joy Sign is the perfect complement to any Christmas porch.
I love traditional balsam Holiday wreaths. READ: How to Make a Traditional Christmas Wreath. When I was a kid my parents owned a Christmas tree farm so I learned wreath making tricks of the trade early on! I love all the steps of gathering the brush, creating, and decorating with fresh greenery (I can do without the cold fingers)!
How To Make An Outdoor Wreath Joy Sign
My sister in law chucked her broken piano and I snagged the cover, which made the perfect backdrop for my outside wreath JOY sign. A sheet of 1/2 plywood cut to 4′ x 2.5′ would work for the base, as I doubt I you have a piano cover laying around.
- Draw letters onto 1/4″. Use a jigsaw to cut them out (I cut the J and the Y from leftover scrap pieces from my craft room workbench).
- Paint letters a contrasting color to the back board.
- Attach letters using a brad nailer and wood glue.
- Add a coat hook to the center where a Christmas wreath will hang. This will give the wreath a bit more stability and hopefully avoid it being blown off in the wind.
Decorate around your Joy wreath sign with seasonal items.
I love how this wreath sign turned out! Plus, it can be used year after year regardless of the wreath I choose to display on it.
To get even more Holiday Wreath inspiration, check out these 14 incredible wreaths created by my fellow Canadian bloggers
(from left to right, they are):
Virginia from Fynes Designs (you’re here)
Tara from Suburble
Shauna from Satori Design for Living
Kelly from A Swell Place to Dwell
Stephanie from Garden Therapy
Becky from Sketchy Styles
Christine from The DIY Dreamer
Alex from Northstory
Shannon from AKA Design
Ingrid from Now At Home Mom
Gemma from The Sweetest Digs
You’re bound to be inspired!
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Have you made a joy sign before? Let me know in a comment below!