Christmas Crafts - Santa Signpost

This is the perfect decorative signpost to help Santa find his mince pie. Follow the steps below to create your own...

Material:
Old pallet or reclaimed wood.

Tools:
Mitre Saw
Glue Gun
Sander
Pencil
Tape Measure
Paint pens or acrylic paint and paint brush

Wood Cut Sizes:

Stand and base:
Stand = 45cm(L) x1
Feet = 11cm(L) x4

Tree slats:
Sign slat 19cm(L) x1
Sign slat 22cm(L) x1
Sign slat 23cm(L) x1

Step 1
Gather your wood and cut to size as per wood cut sizes above. For the x3 slats where you will write/paint your message to Santa, cut a 45 degree angle at one end of the sign to create a point.
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Step 2
Sand down all pieces to the desired smoothness. We recommend using 120 grit. The smoother, the easier to write with paint pens.
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Step 3
Create your signs. Write or paint your Christmas messages onto the slats.
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Step 4
Line up the signs along the stand and position as required, then glue and press into place.
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Step 5
Now to construct the stand. Glue the feet together to create a flat cross like shape. Press to secure.  
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Step 6
Time to assemble. Glue the bottom of the stand and push into the base of the signpost.
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Step 7
That's it! Find your sign post a home and admire. You can also give this a white wash finish, or add glitter to match your chirstmas theme. 
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This project was build by Nick Chiarella-Hamblin. Follow Nick on Instagram to find more DIY projects and tips: @vintagepalletco.