Project Overview

Santa won’t miss your house when you’ve got this awesome ‘Stop Here’ sign out the front. 

Download our Santa stop here sign instructions. Continue to step-by-step instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1 Measure a square
2 Cut out the square
3 Measure your octagon
4 Create your Santa stop sign shape
5 Cut away the triangles
6 Paint your stop sign red
7 Measure a border
8 Paint your border
9 Fill in your words
10 Measure and cut your name plates
11 Paint your name plates
12 Stick all pieces to the timber pole
13 Put up your sign and wait for Santa to arrive
  • Step 1. Measure a square

    First, measure an exact square on your piece of corflute. Ours was 40cm x 40cm.

  • Step 2. Cut out the square

    Once you’ve marked your measurements, cut out the square. Make sure you get an adult to help you.

  • Step 3. Measure your octagon

    Take a ruler and a pencil, marking 1/3 of the way across and then another 2/3 of the way across. If your square is 40cm x 40cm like ours, this will be at approximated 13.5cm.

  • Step 4. Create your Santa stop sign shape

    On one side of your square, go to the first marking and place the ruler diagonally, so you can rule a line across to the second marking on the left side of the square. Rule a line from point to point. This should leave you with a triangle in the corner of the square. Do the same with all four sides of the square.

  • Step 5. Cut away the triangles

    Now cut along the lines so that the triangle shapes fall away. Once you’ve cut all of them, you will have the shape of your stop sign!

  • Step 6. Paint your stop sign red

    Use the red craft paint to cover your entire stop sign making sure you have your mask and gloves on. Be generous with the paint and do an extra coat once it’s dry.
  • Step 7. Measure a border

    Once your sign is dry, rule a line about as thick as a 30cm ruler along each side of the octagon.

  • Step 8. Paint your border

    Now just fill in your border with white paint. Try as best you can to stay within the lines.

  • Step 9. Fill in your words

    Using the same white paint, write the words ‘Santa please STOP here for’ in the middle of your sign. Make sure the word STOP is nice and big.

  • Step 10. Measure and cut your name plates

    Using your leftover corflute measure, mark and cut three rectangles approximately 40cm x 10cm.

  • Step 11. Paint your name plates

    You can paint your name plates any colour you like. Once your top coat is dry, write the names of whoever Santa will be visiting.

  • Step 12. Stick all pieces to the timber pole

    Using a hot glue gun, stick your stop sign and assorted name plates to the timber pole. Get an adult to help you with the glue gun. Make sure you push firmly and hold for at least 30 seconds to make sure they stick.

  • Step 13. Put up your sign and wait for Santa to arrive

    All that’s left to do now is find a spot to put your sign. You could put it in your front garden or on the porch, wherever Santa can see it. Just make sure you leave some room for his reindeer's!

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Mask
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Materials

  • 1 x slim pinewood pole
  • Green craft paint
  • Red craft paint
  • White craft paint
  • White corflute sheets

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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