Create Rustic Christmas Decor

Hey y’all, Do from Do Dodson Designs here!

Oh, I’m excited to share this project! Rustic Christmas decor is definitely my style and goes well with my modern farmhouse decor. The little wooden churches give me all the feels! Great memories of the little country church I attended as a child. Population 25… on a good Sunday.  Let’s get started…

Materials List:

  • Sawmill Gravy (chalk mineral paint)
  • Caviar (chalk mineral paint)
  • Cotton (chalk mineral paint)
  • Sea Spray paint texture addictive
  • Paintbrush
  • Wood Glue
  • 2-3 wood fence boards, repurposed wood, etc. (the ones used for this project are 3-inch width)
  • carpenter square, or a straight board for marking your cuts
  • pneumatic nail gun, or old fashioned hammer and nails
  • Surfprep Sander, or R.A.D. pads
  • Stir sticks tongue depressors
  • D ring picture hanger
  • mini wreaths

How To:

Find boards that are long and straight for this project. This will make it so much easier to cut and line them up together. Once you have found two boards with similar lengths, use a straight edge to draw your cuts.

To secure the boards together, flip them over and use some scrap wood pieces to secure your rustic Christmas decor together. I like to use wood glue and nails.

If the wood you used to create your Rustic Christmas decor churches is weathered and rough, you will need to give it a quick sanding before painting them.

Now here is the FUN part… the paint! Chose a color that you love and dry brush the paint over the wood. Full paint coverage isn’t necessary because it allows the wood grain to show through. Remember, we’re going for a rustic look.

To add a cool texture to your tiny wood churches,  add equal parts of the Sea Spray powder and paint and mix well in a disposable container. After it is mixed well the texture will be similar to peanut butter consistency.

The best way to apply the Sea Spray paint mixture to your rustic Christmas decor is with the stick you stirred it with. The thicker you apply it, the more texture and cracking you get.

These tiny churches just make me happy. I catch myself smiling as I walk past them… which is often. My hubby has the tree lights on a timer so that when I wake up in the morning, I’m greeted by the lights and the tiny rustic churches. Every morning feels like Christmas morning. It’s the little things in life… right?

To read more about these painted home decor pieces, head to Do Dodson Designs here!

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