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DIY Rustic Wood Sign for Christmas – Easy Snowman Baby Picture

DIY Rustic Wooden Sign Frosty’s Baby Picture

In Edmonton the snowfall season is ridiculously long..  In an attempt to embrace it, this year I am decorating for Christmas in a snow and ice theme.  Including this DIY Frosty’s baby picture sign.

This rustic DIY Christmas with wording sign is so easy it takes half an hour to make, other than waiting for the stain to dry.

DIY Christmas Craft Idea using wood, a fun Christmas Shelf sitter of Frosty the Snowmanz

xYou can vary this sign to any size or colour you like, but for a rustic feel this one has a simple wood background. You could do the same thing with plywood or add a simple frame to it.

To make this DIY Christmas wood sign you will need:


10 ” piece of 2 by 12 lumber

220 grit sandpaper


Tiny portion of dark wood stain

Silver Sharpee or White Paint pen



Stain the  Wood Background

This board is a leftover from when we were replacing a stair on the back deck, if you do any DIY at home you likely have some little chunk of wood in your cut pile. This piece is a rescue from our cut pile and didn’t even need cutting.  I hope you can avoid buying lumber and hopefully have some piece of wood lazing around, it doesn’t matter what size your sign is, just make sure it is thick enough to stand up on its own.

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This sign only uses a few tablespoons of dark stain.  Our stain is leftover from our dining room table upcycle.  Stain (or paint) your wood according to the directions that came with your product.  Let dry really well.

Add the Snowflake

This wood snowflake was originally grey so I gave it a quick makeover using white chalk paint.  Of course, if you like your snowflake you can skip the painting. Let dry.

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Glue the snowflake to the wood background.

Add the Saying

Print out the frosty’s first pic printable.  If you want to make one in a different size the font is  Daddy Longlegs font

Place the printable with the lettering facing outside on a window.  This will help you to see the backside of the print.  Trace the lettering with white chalk.

Place the printable chalk side down on to the wood surface and rub.  The chalk will transfer enough that you can see it. I then retrace it with chalk so I can see what I am doing.  It is possible you can skip this step.


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Carefully trace the chalk markings with a Sharpe or a fine paint pen.   Let dry.


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Once dry wipe off any remaining chalk.

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12 Days of Christmas – Snowman Crafts

Check out all the different Snowman Themed Projects from Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Hop. My little Frosty sign is my contribution to the thme,


Step by Step tutorial on a Christmas Snowman Wood Shelf Sitter Christmas Craft


    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you, Emily. I enjoy it.

  1. This is just too dang cute! Thanks for the chuckle. Pinned and sharing 🙂

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Lol. Glad you liked it, Marie.

  2. How cute is that – very clever! How can you not smile when you see that?!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you, Lauren. I did a rustic tree this year and had to scramble to come up with some matching decor ideas for the room.

  3. Frosty’s baby picture… bwahahahaha!!! That’s so unique and adorable!!


    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you very much, Tania. It was so easy to make.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you, Debra. I am very proud of how it turned out. Not nearly as frilly as my usual taste eh? lol

  4. Shirley Wood says:

    I love this so much especially the title. I never would have thought of it.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Shirley. I am glad you like it. My taste is usually so different from this, but I love how it turned out and it was totally free.

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