You may have joined me LIVE on Facebook last week to create a birch wood sign from old dock boards. I got through most of the project, but I had to cut the video to go pick up my son. Luckily for you, I finished the sign with extra details to make it more realistic and am going to share today! As a bonus, I am joining with a few of my blogging friends who believe in a colorful style like me to showcase multiple Christmas décor ideas. You can find links to their blog posts at the bottom of this article.

Click to see multiple home decor project for Christmas that are colorful and creative!

Birch Wood Sign Video Tutorial

I used video clips from above and from my Facebook LIVE broadcast to create a 2 minute video tutorial. Hopefully, the subtitles direct you how to make this birch wood sign in an easy-to-follow tutorial. This is the perfect length for you to share via YouTube with your friends.

It is crazy to think this stack of weathered dock boards…

Reclaim old decking or dock boards by making them into a birch wood sign for holiday decor!

…became this birch wood sign with realistic texture and details.

Painted birch wood sign from old dock boards and a real juniper wreath make this adorable holiday decor that spells "Joy"

I like my sign just casually leaned up against the wall, but if you were to hang yours, add eyehooks and heavy duty picture hanging wire to the back. Also – if you like this project, check out the many other wood signs I’ve done made from pallets and other reclaimed wood!

Watch the video tutorial to show you exactly how to make this birch wood sign for holiday decor!

This craft project should take you between 1 hour and 2 hours and would make the perfect holiday gift! Most of these materials cost next to nothing, but here is a material list you can work off of to create this craft.

Materials List

Reclaimed wood (pallets, decking, old dock boards, etc)
Juniper branches from outside (or another evergreen you like)
White wood stain
Wire wreath
Sharpie paint pens
White acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Picture hanging hardware + Wreath hanging hook

This Christmas decor idea will be the perfect table, shelf, or wall decor to decorate for the holidays! Video tutorial included.

Another tip is to spray your juniper wreath with hairspray to slow the decaying process! This project is easier than it looks and you could totally make this! I would really appreciate if you pinned this image and shared it with your friends.

Pin it on Pinterest!

A DIY wood sign tutorial for holiday decor to paint old dock board like birch trees and make a real juniper wreath to spell "JOY".

Now head over to my friends’ blogs for colorful Christmas décor ideas and a handmade holiday season!

The Colorful Christmas Blog Hop

Easy Ornament Updates | Small Home Soul
Birch Wood Sign Holiday Decor | Welcome to the Woods
Christmas Lamp Shades | Dixie Delights
Colorful Wood Slice Christmas Tree | Anika’s DIY Life
Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Napkin Ring | The Chelsea Project
Colorful Christmas Tree Centerpiece | Pearl Street Designs

Colorful Christmas crafts by multiple bloggers are shared to inspire you this holiday season!

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you could see yourself making this or if you were inspired in the comments below!
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Birch Wood Sign Holiday Decor With Real Juniper Wreath

13 thoughts on “Birch Wood Sign Holiday Decor With Real Juniper Wreath

  • November 17, 2017 at 12:23 AM

    Love the ideas but 4 of the 6 blogs came up with an error message and content not available.

    • November 17, 2017 at 8:53 AM

      So sorry about that Barb, the other bloggers will be going live with their posts at 10 am CST today. I maybe shouldn’t have published mine earlier 😉

  • November 17, 2017 at 12:24 AM

    PS: definitely making the “Joy” sign. Thank you.

  • November 17, 2017 at 10:19 AM

    Well this is just the cutest thing in the history of ever! I’m totally stoked for the lesson on how to paint a birch log. And I love that wreath!!! The whole project is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing! XOXO ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

    • November 17, 2017 at 1:16 PM

      Thank you, Susie! I am planning to make many more simple wreaths like this for Christmas decor, they are so easy!

  • November 17, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    I love this little sign and that you recycled old boards to make it is even better. I love making signs with paint pens or sharpies too. The little wreath for the O is perfect!

    Thanks for joining our first Colorful Blogger Blog Hop 🙂

  • November 17, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    This is wonderful!! I never thought of spraying with hairspray to slow down the decay of live greenery! Thanks for the tip 🙂 Pinning and sharing!!

  • November 21, 2017 at 11:52 PM

    That sign is gorgeous!! I love the trick to use hairspray.


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