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DIY NOEL Sign ~ Easy Christmas Decor

This December Silhouette Challenge is EPIC!  You know, every month I have loved participating in this challenge.  For this month’s challenge, I kept it simple with this DIY Noel Sign.  This project is super easy, and perfect for the beginner.  I promise!

Creating simple holiday decor with my Silhouette Cameo is an absolute must.  To be fair, I don’t ALWAYS reuse my creations year after year. That is one thing I love ~ the time I put into something and the materials can be minimal, but create something perfect for whatever mood I am in. Some years, we completely change up our decor.  Others, we pull out the same, favorite Christmas decorations.

I created this simple addition to our holiday mantle using Silhouette Adhesive Backed Cardstock.  Yep, it’s awesome.  Although, I think just about anything Silhouette is awesome!  It cut my snowflakes so intricately, and it sticks well to the canvas I painted.   Now, it’s a part of our mantel!  I love how my Silhouette can take simple materials and allow me to turn it into something impressive! My DIY Noel Sign adds a little pop of color to our overall red and gold decor theme.

DIY Noel Sign

Materials for a DIY Noel Sign 

12×12 canvas

Green Paint {I used DecoArt’s Turf Green}

Deco Art Glamour Dust paint

Silhouette Adhesive Backed Cardstock

How to Make a NOEL Sign 

First, coat the canvas with the bright green paint and allow it to dry overnight.  It needs to be SUPER dry before you add anything to it.

Next, when the green is completely dry, give it a few coats of the Glamour Dust paint.  This will give it some glitz and glitter!

Then, cut out the letters N, E, L from Silhouette Adhesive backed cardstock.  Cut a snowflake for the “O”.

Finally, it is time to put it all together!  After the glamour dust is dry, and you have the desired shimmer you want, adhere the NOEL to the canvas.  I laid mind face down, with a glass vase on it overnight, to make sure the letters and snowflake would adhere well.  When it was all in place, I added a thin coat of Mod Podge over it to seal it and give it a finished look.

I must be loving the snowflake theme this year, because I also cut snowflakes to add to my glass vases for my Christmas mantel!  The adhesive backed cardstock is SO easy to use, and it’s so fun! Plus it comes in lots of fun colors, making it very easy to create custom projects. 

 Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

  1. 2013 Snowman Christmas Card by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
  2. Christmas Hoop Art by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
  3. Silhouette Nativity Advent Candle Box by One Tough Mother
  4. Christmas Party Photo Booth Props by unOriginal Mom
  5. Another Stenciled Tea Towel by Cutesy Crafts
  6. Silhouette Gift Tags by Rain on a Tin Roof
  7. Snowflake Pin / Ornament by Coley’s Corner
  8. State Sign Couple Gift by It Happens in a Blink
  9. Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
  10. Merry Christmas Wall Decor by One Artsy Mama
  11. Deer Head Holiday Banner…featuring Santa’s Reindeer by The Thinking Closet
  12. Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) by From Wine to Whine
  13. Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments by Architecture of a Mom
  14. Christmas Countdown Sign by The Girl Creative
  15. Elf Chalk Sign: “The Best Way to Spread Christmas” by Weekend Craft
  16. Glittery Christmas Subway Art by The Turquoise Home
  17. Sketch Pen Labels by Sowdering About in Seattle
  18. Snowflake NOEL Sign by A Princess and Her Pirates
  19. DIY Holiday Hostess Gift by Everyday Paper
  20. Folding Nativity Backdrop by Chicken Scratch NY
  21. Recycled Glass Jar Advent Calendar by Nearly Handmade
  22. Reindeer Card: Double-Sided Print & Cut by GetSilvered
  23. Personalized Block Ornament by Suburble
  24. Paper Medallion Christmas Tree by Create & Babble
  25. Mini Mid-Century Homes by Tried & True
  26. Glitter and Vinyl Minecraft Christmas Ornament by A Tossed Salad Life
  27. DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style by My Paper Craze
  28. Reversible Recipe Holder/Block Frame by The Sensory Emporium
  29. DIY: Lettered Christmas Pillows by The House on Hillbrook
  30. Simply Charming Christmas Ornaments by Life After Laundry
  31. No Glitter was Worn by GiveMeAPaintbrush
  32. Make Easy Ornaments from Paper Circles by Bringing Creativity to Life
  33. Cutting Machine Embroidery Applique by Terri Johnson Creates
  34. “Believe” Christmas Banner by Daily Dwelling
  35. DIY Christmas Nativity Card by Pitter and Glink

Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!





  1. I really like your sign! What a cute idea to use a snowflake as the “o”, it’s awesome sauce!

  2. I sure do love our group! Sooo much inspiration to take away and run with!! I have feared trying the adhesive cardstock, but think now I just might Can! Thanks for sharing this project!

  3. Love this Sign! So pretty, I am in desperate need of some more Christmas decorations. So, I need to put something like this together soon.

  4. I love your sign! I like the way you added some shimmer to it!

  5. The sign is great! The silhouette is so addictive, isn’t it?!

  6. I love the snowflake for the O and the pretty color green! Great job!

  7. This project really packs a punch with the white lettering on the green canvas…the snowflake “o” is too cute! Great job, Carrie. Thanks for participating in our Special December Challenge & Giveaway! So glad you’re a part of our group.

  8. Still kicking myself for not ordering that adhesive backed cardstock. Great project!

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