Joy to the World Subway Art Sign

I love Christmas, don’t you?

And sometimes there’s nothing better than beautiful Christmas decor… that may be why we had our decor up in the beginning of November. Crazy, I know, but we just love the way our home looks with all the red, green and silver.

Well, recently I saw a sign on Pinterest that may have made me drool just a bit. I REALLY wanted it. I thought I’d make one on my own but didn’t want to copy it exactly. I decided to make it more word-y and a bit subway art/chalkboard-ish (I know, what a way to describe it, huh?!)

This is how it turned my Joy to the World Subway Art Sign turned out:


– Wood piece (this one is from Lowe’s and is 16 in. x 48 in.)

– Spray Paint for Base Color (I used white and prefer Rustoleum Hgh Performance Enamel)

– Spray Paint for Top Color (I used Rustoleum’s True Red)

– Vinyl


1. Spray paint your board the color you want your text to be. Let dry.

2. Design, cut and peel your vinyl. Add it to your board.

3. Spray your board the color you want it to be. Let dry.

4. Peel away your vinyl. Top with a one or two coats of Spray Polyurethane. I prefer the Clear Satin finish. Let dry. Distress with sand paper if desired.

I LOVE how this sign turned out!! I will actually be making several more signs similar to these for a Church Choir Performance I’m decorating for. I will be adding snippets of the songs they will be singing to each sign. Such a fun, festive but not too expensive way to decorate, right?

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lowes. All opinions are 100% mine.

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  1. 1

    It turned out beautiful!! What do you use to print and cut the vinyl? That’s the only part I’m unfamiliar with.

  2. 2

    I like yours even better than the original. Nice job as always Kristyn!

  3. 3

    Oh my gosh — could this be any cuter?! I LOVE the font that is used to write all of the different words. And the bright-meets-white contrast is gorgeous and so reminiscent of the season. Thanks so much for sharing with us! Have a great weekend!
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  4. 4

    Love it Kristyn! Do you have a Silhouette or a Cricut?

  5. 5

    I absolutely adore this piece of art! It’s so striking and turned out AMAZING! I know it’s only a matter of time before I’ll cave and get a Silhouette now. :)
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  6. 6

    Would you be willing to comment on which fonts you used. They’re perfect!
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  7. 7

    I would love to know the fonts you used as well. Especially for Joy and Come. I don’t see them on the earlier font you did about your favorite Christmas fonts.

    Thank you!

  8. 9

    I really like this subway art and that it’s not just a printable (not that printable are awful, just overdone!) and I like the feel of this one!!

  9. 10

    So fun to see what all the other #lowescreator team members have been up to! :) This turned out GREAT! LOVE it!! :)
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  10. 11

    Question for you…does it smell after you’ve spray painted it and everything? I recently used spray paint for the first time (I know, I know) and boy did my stuff stink so bad that I had to put it out in the garage…where it still sits…forever and ever. Any suggestions?

    • 12

      Hmmmm, mine smells for that first bit after I spray it but doesn’t smell after it. I think using a spray polyurethane on top afterwards helps. Have you tried that?

  11. 13

    I am searching everywhere and can’t find the font you used for JOY. IS it possible for you to share?
    It’s a beautiful board!

  12. 15

    Do you happen to have the Vinyl file so that we can also use it or the various fonts used? So cute!

  13. 16

    Hi. I love the sign. I know this is an old post but do you know which fonts you used. I am new to the Silhouette. Thanks a million!

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