Winter's Woes Sign

By  Cheryl Seslar 

With this winter welcome, you'll have visitors in abundance and your home will be filled with friends helping to make the season enjoyable.

  • Winter's Woes Sign
  • Full View


  • Birch, veneer, or pine wood, 1/4” thick, 8”x10”
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Antique Gold, Cashmere Beige, Sable Brown, Light Avocado, Sand, Antique White, Hauser Dark Green, Moon Yellow, Uniform Blue, Burnt Sienna, Lamp Black, Rookwood Red
  • Fabric of choice, 1”x5”
  • Black wire, 20-gauge, 16” length


  • Scroll saw
  • Drill with 1/16” bit
  • Royal & Langnickel Paintbrushes*: Flat, Series 2700, 3/4”, 1”; Angular, Series 2160, 1/4”; Liner, Series 2595, 10/0; Stippler, Series 650, 1/4”
  • Walnut wood stain
  • Spray sealer
  • Black extra-fine-tip permanent marker
  • Craft glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, transfer paper, pencil, soft cloth, sandpaper, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Winter's Woes Sign

  • Size
  • 1. Size is 7-1/2"x9-1/2".
  • Sign
  • 1. Print and cut out patterns. Cut wood as indicated. Drill holes where indicated. Sand all sides of wood; wipe dust with soft cloth. Apply stain; let dry.
  • 2. Transfer details (except lettering).
  • 3. Paint the following: girl's face and hands Cashmere Beige, shade Sable Brown; snowmen, girl's hat brim, and tassel Sand; inside of sign Antique White; outside of sign Uniform Blue; girl's hat and shirt and highlight dots on hat and tassel Light Avocado; one mitten Hauser Dark Green; other mitten Rookwood Red; snowman noses Burnt Sienna; girl's hair Moon Yellow, shade Antique Gold; squiggles on hat and shirt, snowflakes on mittens, and highlight dots on sign border Sand. Drybrush cheeks with combination of Rookwood Red and Sand.
  • 4. Sand corners for "aged" look. Apply stain; let dry.
  • 5. Dot eyes and lettering Lamp Black. Adhere snowmens' mittens and noses, girl's hands, and hat brim with hair to sign. Add details with marker. Apply sealer; let dry.
  • 6. Insert wire through holes for hanger; twist ends to secure. Tie fabric into bow at top of hanger.