Add some seasonal cheer to your door, or use this sign as a home decor piece, and be in the season year round with the interchangeable "O" images. I was inspired to make this sign after seeing one of those promoted ads on Facebook, I might not complain about those ads as much now since this one inspired me ;)
This will probably be overkill but I don't want to leave anything out in case there are some first timers trying this project.
Let's start with the actual sign itself, I used (2) 6" x 14" pieces of pine. My workable area ended up being 5.5" x 13.5" for each piece after I routed the edges. Once my boards were cut and sanded I used a weathered gray stain and stained the boards ... I knew I wanted a weathered look, and would be sanding down some of my top color, so I went with a color that wouldn't be too awful dark. After my stain had completely dried I used some steel wool and did a good wipe over to make sure it was smooth and then I painted a layer of Blossom White by Rustoleum, once dry I applied a second coat. When the paint had completely dried I took a sheet of medium grit sandpaper and sanded down the edges to expose quite a bit of the stain underneath and then randomly sanded down a few areas on the face of each board, then I used my steel wool again to smooth it. If using vinyl for your lettering you will want to apply your top coat now, I used Rustoleum Clear Satin. If doing a stencil you will paint your stencil first and then apply your top coat. Now let everything dry and then you can connect your pieces of wood together, I used 5 gallon stir sticks from Lowe's, wood glue, and a staple gun to attach my pieces.
Now we'll move on to the interchangeable images and the actual Design Space file. In the file there are 2 variations of the lettering, one for stenciling and one for vinyl, just hide or delete the one you won't be using. You'll notice that I left the "O" in the lettering, I did that in case anyone wanted to make the sign without using the interchangeable images, just use the contour feature to get rid of the "O" before cutting if you'll be using the images. For the seasonal images I decided to use heavy chipboard (knife blade required) and vinyl, you'll notice each image has a solid bottom layer that is tan, that is the layer I cut out of chipboard. Once all my pieces were cut I then painted them the appropriate color using acrylic paint (see image above) and sealed them with a coat of Triple Thick. The Triple Thick is optional but I'm hoping that it will help it last longer. Once the paint is dry you can apply the vinyl to each piece, I tried my best to pick and edit images to use the least amount of vinyl and colors possible. Now that your sign is ready you just need to figure out how you're going to swap out the "O" for each season, I used magnetic tape but you could also use adhesive backed velcro.
Weathered Gray Stain: https://amzn.to/2Yorztg
Blossom White Paint: https://amzn.to/2LIE6l2
Clear Satin Paint: https://amzn.to/2MbDXpI
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint: https://amzn.to/2JQutPk
Triple Thick: https://amzn.to/2SJ9QYe
Magnetic Tape: https://amzn.to/2MouEDh
Cricut Heavy Chipboard: https://amzn.to/2JQJyQG or http://shrsl.com/1q11o
This project is only available for Cricut Design Space. You can grab the file from here.