DIY Scandinavian Christmas Wall Sign

We started from scratch with our Christmas decorations this year (what can I say? We’re youngins’) and in an effort to keep the holidays as stress-free as possible, I’ve opted for simple touches on our main level only.  But, since we started with nothing, it’s been slow going!  Yesterday I made this DIY Scandinavian Christmas wall sign for our “dining room”…which is really just a corner of our living room the size of a 4 x 6 rug.  I absolutely adore how it came out though!  It was so easy to make, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you all.

I’ve been loving all the various DIY wall signs on Pinterest with phrases like “Merry & Bright,” “Let it Snow,” etc.  However, I also wanted something a little more unique.  If you read this blog, you know how much I love Scandinavian design–and the way those Northerners decorate for Christmas makes me wish I had been born a Swede.  Boy, do they get it right over there!

Ever wondered how to say Merry Christmas in Danish? Well, now you know.

Like what you see? Click for the full Christmas house tour!

DIY Scandinavian Christmas Wall Sign

The best part about this DIY project? There are only 5 steps!

Make Your Own DIY Scandinavian Christmas Wall Sign


  • 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood.  Mine was 25″ x 34″.
  • white paint
  • a pencil
  • a document with the words “glaedelig jul” enlarged.  I used: font – source sans serif / font size – 315


  • computer
  • printer
  • yardstick
  • artist’s paintbrushes (one small, one medium)

And #5, paint it!

DIY Scandinavian Christmas Wall Sign

Here are some more views:

Click here for the full Christmas house tour!

This post is part of the #foundforaged link party from Avery Street Design–see the other entries here.

Thank you to the lovely ladies of Think & Make Thursday for featuring this post…

Kenarry: Ideas for the Home

And to the women of Your Designs This Time for their feature!

Have you DIY’d any Christmas decorations this year? What did you make?

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Comments (9 )
  • Katja | Shift Ctrl Art
    | 12 December 2014

    As a Dane and Danish speaker I really enjoy this project

    • annabode
      | 19 December 2014

      I’m so glad Katja! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Gilly @ Colour Saturated Life
    | 13 December 2014

    This is beautiful Anna! I love the simplicity of it!

    • annabode
      | 19 December 2014

      Thanks Gilly! Me too. 🙂

  • Karisa | Petite Modern Life
    | 14 December 2014

    Wow, that’s beautiful! I love your space.

    • annabode
      | 19 December 2014

      Thanks Karisa! Loved your xmas home tour btw 🙂

  • Jennifer @ Brave New Home
    | 22 December 2014

    Love this look! We’re a young couple too and each year I add a little more to our stash of Christmas decorations. Glad I found your blog through Found and Foraged!

    • annabode
      | 5 January 2015

      Thanks Jennifer! Love your style! 🙂

  • Leigh Anne
    | 22 December 2014

    I love this so much! I am also a huge lover of Scandinavian design, especially the Christmas decor.

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