DIY O Holy Night Sign

DIY O Holy Night Sign

Before we get started on this tutorial and tour of my fireside room, I want to invite you to visit the blogs listed at the end of this post!

If you don’t know Deb from Seeking Lavender Lane, Amanda from Sincerely, Marie Designs and Lisa from Farmhouse on Boone, who had a baby LAST NIGHT, you are missing out!

These women are hands-down some of the best in the home design and blogging industry.  I have the deepest respect for them!

O Holy Night Sign Tutorial by sheholdsdearly.com

Have you seen this O Holy Night sign floating around social media?  It’s one of my favorites!  I have been eyeing it for two years now.

When I went to purchase it this year, however, I discovered that it was too large for the space I wanted it in.

DIY O Holy Night Sign by sheholdsdearly.com

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Oh Holy Night Tutorial by sheholdsdearly.com

These dilemmas usually lead me down the DIY path and so here we go again. . .

DIY O Holy Night Sign

Supplies

O Holy Night Sign by sheholdsdearly.com

Tutorial

  • First, you will need to decide what your font and wording will be.
    • O Holy Night is my all time favorite Christmas song and it made me tear up just to type the words.
  • Type up your words and save them as a pdf.
  • Email this to your nearest office supply store.
    • Note- if you are a homeschool mom, you qualify for the teacher discount at Office Depot!
  • Next, have the office supply store turn the pdf into a picture and stretch it to fit just a little larger than the size of your board.  This caused some pixeling, but I don’t notice it when I look at the finished product.
    • If the issue of copyright comes up, the rules are anything published before 1922 has become public domain.  Also, check that the composer died at least 75 years ago. O Holy Night qualifies on both accounts.
  • Have the sign printed with laser ink on 55# weight paper.
    • I actually liked the scroll-like look of just the paper, but opted to make it more durable by adhereing it to a board.
  • Modge Podge the paper to the board, smooth with hands and let dry!
  • Once dry, use your sponge brush and coat the sign with the thinnest layer of modge podge.  If the paper wrinkles, let it completely dry overnight.  It should tighten up again.
  • Apply a second and third coat, letting dry in between.
  • Turn the sign over and using the razor blade, trim the overhang of the paper so it fits the board perfectly.
  • Cut the 1″x 2″s to size using the compound miter saw or at the home improvement store.
    • The two sides will be the same height as the sign, but don’t cut the top and bottom until you have the new width figured out that includes both of the side 1″ x 2″s.
  • Sand the 1″x 2″s with 220 grit sandpaper.
  • Age by applying antiquing wax and wiping off.
  • Nail into place.
    • I made the frame and the sign flush across the face of it, so the frame could be used as the hanger, as well.

Not too difficult and I love the final look!

And since you stopped by, would you like a quick tour around our fireside room?

Farmhouse Christmas by sheholdsdearly.com

Farmhouse Holiday Decor by sheholdsdearly.com

DIY Oh Holy Night Sign by sheholdsdearly.com

 

Christams Fireside Room by sheholdsdearly.com

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Oh Holy Night Sign Tutorial by sheholdsdearly.com

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Don’t forget to hop on over and visit these beautiful homes, as well!  I think you will love them as much as I do!!

 

 

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52 Comments

  1. December 6, 2017 / 5:37 PM

    Oh Sarah, I love your heart, sweet friend! You have made my night with your kind words. You better believe I feel exactly the same about you. You’ve always been a source for inspiration and you talent comes through in every post you write. I’m honored to be in this blog hop with you. Your home is always so beautiful and classy. That sign is absolutely gorgeous! I looks like you purchased it, really. That is one of my favorite Christmas songs! I love it!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 7, 2017 / 5:01 PM

      Amanda, your words mean so much to me! Thank you for doing this blog hop, I’m honored to work with you every time.

  2. Cassandra Egan
    December 7, 2017 / 10:17 AM

    This is one of my favorite songs too! I finally got to play some Christmas music the other day in the car, and of course, I cry when I hear this song too. Or better, sing at the top of my lungs in the car.
    What a lovely idea. Really enjoying watching the home transform for Christmas.

  3. December 7, 2017 / 10:59 AM

    Everything is so gorgeous Sarah!!!! I love your sign, those stockings, and I can’t stop staring at that cutie dollhouse. Your taste is just perfection!!! Can I come by for a cup of cocoa now and curl up by the fire?

  4. December 7, 2017 / 9:49 PM

    It is so creative, Sarah! I will be giving my first attempt to make this. The tutorial has covered many things that I should know. I hope everything will work out fine.

  5. Brenda
    December 8, 2017 / 6:36 AM

    What a great technique. I love scripture up on the walls, and this would be a perfect way to do just that!

    Lots of decor change ups at your house, and they are all so lovely. I love your little old clothing pieces. I, too, have some I hang and enjoy.

    Again, an idea that has so many applications. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Tanya Hulbert
    December 8, 2017 / 9:53 PM

    This has to be one of the most beautiful Christmas hymns ever composed. I can hardly read it without crying as well. I love how the stocking stuffers turned out. Everything is so elegant this year. Classy as always, my friend.

  7. December 9, 2017 / 7:59 AM

    I absolutely love your Christmas home Sarah! The bunting is my favorite! I also love how you hung stockings on the stairs and peg hooks. All the vintage touches are amazing. Perfection!

  8. Lacey
    December 12, 2017 / 10:55 AM

    Great Sign! I’m a subscriber and would love a chance to win some hand soap : )

  9. Linda Egan
    December 12, 2017 / 10:57 AM

    I’m an email subscriber and I’d love to win that bottle of Mrs. Meyers soap. 🙂 Also feel the same exact way about O Holy Night. My family’s so messed up right now, hearing that song will probably turn on the waterworks like never before…… Merry Christmas!

  10. latanya
    December 12, 2017 / 11:09 AM

    I am a subscriber and I would love to win.

  11. Anne Pik
    December 12, 2017 / 11:34 AM

    I’m an email subscriber, would love to win Mrs. Meyers soaps. Your DYI sign is beautiful!

  12. Margy
    December 12, 2017 / 11:34 AM

    Your tutorial was so good I think I could actually do this! Thanks for a great blog. I am an email subscriber and would love to win the soap ad I never have tried it

  13. Jennifer
    December 12, 2017 / 11:43 AM

    Thanks for sharing. You and the lovely laddies you mentioned are so talented! Love y’all’s homes.
    P.s. I am one of your email subscribers and I would love a chance to win the Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap.

  14. Cathie Baird
    December 12, 2017 / 11:46 AM

    am a subscriber and I absolutely love everything from Mrs. Myers line. have bought them all. I would lve to win.

  15. Kim
    December 12, 2017 / 11:48 AM

    Thanks for sharing the O Holy Night sign…beautiful! I am a subscriber and would love a chance to win the hand soap. If not, which store did you find it! Merry Christmas, Sarah!

  16. Susan Brocious
    December 12, 2017 / 11:52 AM

    Absolutely love your home. I’m a subscriber and would love a chance to win!

  17. Karen W.
    December 12, 2017 / 11:54 AM

    Yes! I am a subscriber of your blog. I would love to win a Mrs. Meyers product. Thank you for the opportunity.

    I am saving this post…my younger daughter will receive this wonderful art in time for
    Christmas 2018.

  18. Rachel
    December 12, 2017 / 11:58 AM

    Hello Sarah,

    I am a subscriber. I don’t have a blog. I love Mrs. Meyers products. I’d love to win. Merry Christmas.

  19. Cheryl L.
    December 12, 2017 / 12:04 PM

    Wow, I got a lot of great decorating tips here – your photos are amazing and inspiring. I’m a subscriber, and love your DIY ideas.

  20. Missy
    December 12, 2017 / 12:07 PM

    I am an email subscriber and use Mrs. Meyers products all the time. I would love to win some! The sign with O Holy Night is so well done. You home is a lovely representation of Christmas. I am a fan of the quieter side of the holidays, with muted and soft colors!

  21. Micheala
    December 12, 2017 / 12:50 PM

    I love your DIY and your home is beautiful! I am a subscriber and would love to win!!! Merry Christmas

  22. Andrea Mathieu
    December 12, 2017 / 1:06 PM

    Hi, I love your O Holy Night wall hanging. Beautiful !!! I am definitely one of your readers, not a blogger myself, but read several decorating and cooking blogs regularly. I am so happy to have found yours (and would be thrilled to win the Mrs. Meyers Christmas soap, too!)

  23. Julia G
    December 12, 2017 / 1:13 PM

    Sarah I am one of your email subscribers and I enjoy your posts. Mts. Meyers is one of my favorites!

    • Julia G
      December 12, 2017 / 1:14 PM

      Mrs.

  24. Kristie Whiting
    December 12, 2017 / 1:17 PM

    I am a follower of your blog!! O Holy Night I’d one of my favorite Christmas songs. This diy is beautiful. I love Mrs. Myers products!!! I’d love to win!

  25. December 12, 2017 / 1:32 PM

    Hello, I really am one of your subscribers…and I really would like to have some of Mrs. Myers hand soap. Always read your and her’s blogs….thanks for the chance and,,,MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

  26. Kim
    December 12, 2017 / 2:13 PM

    I saw this on Etsy too but December budget is tight as is for many I’m sure. I love the version of the song by point of grace. If you have not heard it it’s truly moving. I’d love to win mrs Meyers soap. Thanks

  27. Jessica
    December 12, 2017 / 2:30 PM

    I just love Your O Holy Night Sign! I plan on duplicating this for next year when my folk Victorian lake house restoration is finished. Your blog has quickly become one of my favorites for inspiration! I have been a subscriber for some time now. It started one day when I was on Pinterest and the picture of your house stopped my fingers in it’s tracks! Since then I have been hooked. and would love to win a Mrs. Myers hand soap.

  28. December 12, 2017 / 4:28 PM

    Sarah, I just found you through a link up I’ve joined and I’m so glad that I did! Your blog is stunning!

  29. Kaycee
    December 12, 2017 / 4:53 PM

    I am loving your O Holy Night sign! I’ve got to try and make something similar, thank you for sharing! I am also one of your blog readers and would like to be entered in to win the Mrs. Meyers! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  30. Amber Martin
    December 12, 2017 / 5:28 PM

    I’m a subscriber to your blog and always enjoy it! And Mrs. Meyer’s soap is great!

  31. December 12, 2017 / 5:51 PM

    Hi Sarah! I’m an email subscriber, and would l.o.v.e. to win the Mrs. Meyer’s giveaway! That soap is the best, hands down. And you did a really beautiful job with the O Holy Night sign! My sweet grandma always used to sing that song around Christmas time, so it always makes me think of her. <3

  32. Cindy A.
    December 12, 2017 / 6:31 PM

    I subscribe and would love a chance to win the Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap. Thank you so much for the chance.

  33. Andrea E.
    December 12, 2017 / 7:14 PM

    I love your blog! Christmas songs make me tear up also… Winning some soap would be a great Christmas surprise!!! 🙂

  34. Jackie
    December 12, 2017 / 8:22 PM

    I am a subscriber and would love to win the Hand soap! Thanks

  35. Teresa Ann Harral
    December 12, 2017 / 9:54 PM

    Love your blogs. Your rooms are beautiful and so full of warmth!

  36. Colleen
    December 13, 2017 / 3:38 AM

    Your home looks so beautiful for Christmas! Thank you for sharing the DIY sign! I am an email subscriber and would love to try the soap! Merry Christmas!

  37. Susan Hodges
    December 13, 2017 / 9:08 AM

    I am an email subscriber and have been wanting to try this soap for the longest time!
    I really enjoy your Instagram posts. Merry Christmas!

  38. Sonja J Minch
    December 14, 2017 / 10:51 AM

    Wow. That is a beautiful sign! And your house is beautiful, too! I love reading your blog. I’m a subscriber to your newsletter, they are my favorite ones to receive! I’d love to try out Mrs Meyers Christmas scents! Thanks!!

  39. Taylor Pinkham
    December 14, 2017 / 11:03 AM

    Lovely Sarah! I love O Holy Night and usually pick a verse from it to display on my Kitchen Chalkboard during Christmas. Thank you for sharing your art and wisdom, I love your style!

  40. CAROLINE MARINO
    December 14, 2017 / 11:08 AM

    Hi, I am an email subscriber that LOVES everything you showcase. I would definitely love a chance to win Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap. , as I LOVE all things Mrs. Meyers!!

  41. April
    December 14, 2017 / 11:55 AM

    Yes! I am an email subscriber. I just recently found your blog and it is such a joy to read, and look at!

  42. janice ogelvie
    December 14, 2017 / 1:35 PM

    Sarah , I would love to have your pdf of the old holy night sign, I can’t seem to pull it up, can you email it to me, please, thank you, email add: janogelvie@gmail.com
    Thank you,
    Janice Ogelvie
    P.S. I love your site, visit it almost daily!

  43. Rebecca
    December 14, 2017 / 1:58 PM

    I love that song and your sign is so lovely. I am a subscriber and would love the hand soap.

  44. December 14, 2017 / 4:02 PM

    I’m a subscriber and would love the soap!
    Your sign is perfect! Good job! I just love it!
    Oh Holy Night is my #1 followed by Mary Did You Know
    Love your beautiful home!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  45. Lisa
    December 14, 2017 / 5:03 PM

    Love your sign. I am an email subscriber and would love the pine soap. Love Mrs. Meyers scents. Merry Christmas!

  46. Sharon H
    December 14, 2017 / 5:05 PM

    Love the sign! Your house is so welcoming for Christmas! I would love to win some Mrs Meyers soap too!

  47. December 14, 2017 / 8:53 PM

    love everything about your home and decor. i am a long time subscriber and love Ms Myers and would certainly use the hand soap. Thank you for allowing us to share your work.

  48. Tanya Hulbert
    December 14, 2017 / 9:09 PM

    Ok. I guess I already commented but failed to say that I’m a long time subscriber and I would love the chance for a Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap! I had this pine scent last year and loved it! Anyway, thanks for the chance, Friend!

  49. Stephanie
    December 14, 2017 / 9:56 PM

    I am an email subscriber & I would love the Mrs. Meyers! I’ve gotten my mom to love them now too. I truly enjoy your blog & the gifts God has given you. You are a blessing to me & many others. Thank you! & I absolutely love your DIY Oh Holy Night sign! That is one of my favorite Christmas songs too.

  50. Joan Thorp
    December 15, 2017 / 4:57 PM

    Hi — I’m one of your subscribers and would LOVE to win the Mrs. Meyers prize!
    Thanks for all the great ideas!
    Merry Christmas!

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