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How To Make This Elf Entrance Sign Christmas Tree Ornament

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A picture of an Elf Entrance Sign Christmas Ornament hanging on a decorated Christmas tree

Changing all of our Christmas tree decorations to Elf decorations meant there would be some DIY Ornaments this year. This Elf sign ornament was made using a Dollar store blank and my Cricut Maker.

A Christmas tree decorated in bright red and green colors with whimsical Elves

Here is our Elf Themed Christmas Tree to inspire a more festive spirit for the Christmas of 2020, a year which has truly ‘stink, stank, stunk’.

Christmas Gift Mug filled with cocoa goodies

Apparently I was really in the Elf mood this year because I also made this cute Elf Cam Mug using my Cricut. Another easy Cricut project using Dollar store blanks.

Supplies Needed To Make Elf Entrance Sign Ornament

  • Unfinished wood arrow sign (Dollar Tree)You can shop online and pick up in store at Dollar Tree
  • Dazzling Metallics Festive Red Craft Paint by DecoArt
  • White Craft Paint
  • Galaxy Glitter Aurora Borealis Green Craft Paint by DecoArt
  • Clear Glitter Paint Writer by craft smart
  • Holiday Green Craft paint by DecoArt
  • Red & White candy stripe string (Michaels)
  • A piece Gold vinyl Cricut brand like this
  • Paint tape

Tools Used

Paint the Arrow Sign

small wood arrow sign painted white

First I painted the Arrow sign white, front and back and I gave it about three coats allowing drying time between each.

Notice this little unfinished arrow blank from Dollar Tree already has a couple holes for hanging. There was a jute string attached and I removed it to make my design. Once done I replaced that jute with a cute Red and White candy stripe string I found on clearance at Michael’s.

Tape Off The Stripes To Paint

small wood arrow sign painted white with tape marking lines

I used Masking tape because it was handy in my craft room to mark off the stripes before painting. You can use painters tape or whatever easy to remove tape you have on hand.

Stripes painted before the tape is removed

Thank goodness for the tape because I sure cannot paint a straight line! It took about three coats of red before I was satisfied with the depth of the color. Notice this Dazzling Metallics Festive red has some shimmer to it which I love for a Christmas tree ornament.

a painted arrow sign

This Elf entrance sign ornament needs to pop on the Christmas Tree and not just blend into my Elf themed tree decorations. I decided to make it a little like a marquee with blingy dots and of course I used Holiday Green paint and topped that with a DecoArt Galaxy Glitter paint later on during the process.

Time To Make The Elf Entrance Words Using Cricut

Using the Cricut site to design a DIY project


I knew I wanted a cute font for my Elf sign and I fell in love with Baylac Original for this purpose. It seems perfect for an Elf Christmas Ornament.

Designing an ornament using Cricut

One of the things about using the Cricut to design your own things is how easy that process can be. I literally held my sign up to my computer screen to make sure the sizing of the words was correct to fit on the sign. There isn’t much science to this method and it works like a charm.

Elf Entrance sign ornament

Print your design. Weed the words off and apply to your sign. Notice my gold vinyl is not glittery so I decided to use my Glitter Paint writer to make it glittery.

I squeezed tiny little bits of the clear glitter paint at a time on each letter and used a very small paint brush to spread it out. The process only took a few minutes and I was quite happy with the results.

Elf entrance Sign Christmas tree ornament hanging on the decorated tree

This cute Elf Entrance sign ornament is hanging right next to a group of Elf legs on the tree which appear to be diving into the tree. I told my little young nephew the elves had a secret passage way to get to Santa at the North Pole so they could make toys. Oh what fun!

If you can’t find the arrow sign at Dollar Tree, you can order online and pick up in store or have it delivered to your home from Dollar Tree. That is the best way to be sure you will get those popular items that disappear quickly.

More DIY Christmas Ornaments To Make This Year

Making Christmas ornaments is a tradition we all enjoy. You will find quite a few ideas for easy homemade ornaments in this list using simple supplies.

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