I am so excited that it is finally Christmas time! I love this time of the year! I had some time to window shop in a few stores this year and farmhouse-Christmas fills the stores! I really loved some wood signs I saw that were shaped like a barn and a church house. I thought they would be so cute with the wood houses I have already made (tutorial here) to create a Christmas Village. I came home and did some experimenting to make a barn.
I started with a scrap piece of 1×12.
Next, I used my miter saw and unscrewed the front knob and moved the saw over to the 45 marking. I made one cut on either side of the board so it looked like this.
It doesn’t matter if it looks perfect at the point because you’ll have to make 2 more cuts to make the barn shape. I moved my miter saw back a little to the 22.5 marking. I just eye balled the cuts to make a point at the top of the roof. If I could go back, I’d use a pencil and find the center and make a straight line down so that I could see where the top cuts should be easily. Here is what it looked like when I was done cutting.
I really love the grain of the wood, but I really wanted a red barn! I used some red paint and painted the whole thing. Then I used some stencil vinyl (you can buy some here) to cut the pattern for the barn doors. I used some white paint to get the barn door look.
After I peeled it off, I wanted to add a little Christmas ribbon to make it really cute! I made the small wreath by cutting off about 5 inches of a Dollar Tree garland that I had from last year. I know they have them still this year, but I’m sure any faux garland could be clipped and used to make this! Then I cut about 2 inches of ribbon and cut the ends. I gathered up the ribbon in the center and put it on the top of the garland and used a staple gun to attach the ribbon and garland to the board.
Hopefully, this picture makes the writing a little more clear!
That is all I did to make this cute barn! I would love to make a little Christmas Village out of wood signs! It would be so darn cute! I just need to figure out a cute church and I’ll be on my way! What do you think?
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