HO HO HO Sign with Sled and Ornaments

HO HO HO Sign with Sled and Ornaments

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 21st 2015

This cheerful sled is suitable as an indoor accent or for a outdoor patio or porch.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • painter's tape
    • 1" chip brush
    • 1/2" flat brush
    • wooden sled
    • plastic ornament
    • 1/2" stencil brush
    • E6000 Glue
    • papier-mâché letter



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Lightly sand any rough edges of the wooden sled. Use a damp paper towel to remove any sanding dust.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the front, back, and edges of the sled with Geranium Red using a 1" chip brush. Work the paint into the surface by continuously brushing the paint onto the sled until it is opaque.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Paint a rough, dry-brush coat of Rich Espresso (Metallic) over the front and back of the sled, purposefully letting the Geranium Red show through.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Paint Splendid Gold (Metallic) onto the edges of the sled with a 1/2" flat brush.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Clean the surface of the papier-mâché letters by wiping with a paper towel.
    10. Cover each letter with two thin coats of White Gesso.
    11. Instruction #6
    12. With a chip brush, paint one set of "HO" letters with two coats of Geranium Red. Paint the remaining sets of letters with two coats of Sprout Green.
    13. Instruction #7
    14. Paint a rough, dry-brush coats of Rich Espresso (Metallic) over the front, back, and sides of each letter, purposefully letting the Geranium Red or Sprout Green show through.
    15. Instruction #8
    16. Attach each set of "HO" letters together using E6000 Glue. Mark, with painter's tape, the area where the glue needs to be applied to avoid spreading glue beyond that point.
    17. Instruction #9
    18. Use painter's tape to mask a section of the Americana Jacobean Floral Stencil on top of one set of letters. Stencil the design onto the letters using Splendid Gold (Metallic) and a 1/2" stencil brush.
    19. Instruction #10
    20. Repeat the stenciling for each set of letters. (Vary the placement of the stencil over the letters for visual interest.)
    21. Position one set of letters and attach to the sled using E6000 Glue.
    22. Instruction #12
    23. Position another set of letters on top of the previous set of letters and attach together using E6000 Glue. Repeat this step for the final set of letters.
    24. Attach small plastic ornaments to the sled and letters using E6000 Glue.
    25. Instruction #14