It’s time for our monthly Thrift Store Decor blog hop and this month I’ve got a cool thrift store tray turned Christmas Sign. One of my favorite Christmas songs is Mele Kalikimaka by Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters. There’s just something about the fun-loving, catchy tune about palm trees swaying that lets my mind wander to sinking my toes in the warm sand on Christmas day. So when I found a cool tray at the thrift store I thought a fun Christmas sign was needed.
Here’s the cool tray I found…
It had a tropical wood thing going and it kind of reminded me of the shape of a surf board… so of course my mind went to the beach.
I printed off the words in the font and size I wanted.
I taped it down and then traced over the words with a pencil… firmly… so you can create an indentation in the wood.
Here you can see the letters… they are faint, but enough to be able to paint over.
I used white acrylic paint and a thin paint brush to paint over the traced lines.
I added some easy snowflakes around the words…
and there you have my “I’m ready to escape to a tropical island inspired” Mele Kalikimaka Christmas sign!
Now make sure to check out some great thrift store decor ideas from these lovely ladies…
Domestically Speaking (that’s me)