Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Craft - DIY NOEL letters

This past weekend I finished a little craft project I had been wanting to do for quite sometime.

 After my son's Tractor Party, I switched out the art on the shelf in our dining area for a large mirror and a wreath. The little shelf seemed like the perfect spot for me to add a little Christmas decor.  So, here is what I came up with.


This was actually pretty easy and I didn't spend a penny! I'm all about making the most of what you have before going out and buying something new. 

Supplies:
Poster board
Scissors
Glue
Yarn
Clear nail polish

I'm sure most everyone already has this stuff around their house.

Step 1:
Free hand the letters in the design you want onto poster board. I used inserts that came in my husband's new dress shirts. I always save things like that, you never know when they may come in handy! See how my little man helped me with this part?


Step 2:
Cut the letters out.


Step 3:
Begin wrapping the yarn around the letters and securing with glue. I used stick glue because it was much easier to work with. I rubbed a little on the front and back of each letter and then began to wrap, wrap, wrap.


Step 4:
Secure any fraying ends with clear nail polish. Works like a charm!


Step 5:
Display your new creation!


I had to bend each letter a little so they would lean against the mirror the way I wanted. I'm sure you could use something more sturdy like maybe card board to keep from having to do that. I like the flexibility of the poster board though.

The burlap ribbon is from Walmart, and the little votive holders are a recent Target purchase.



I love the blend of textures on our little shelf now, and how the votive holders give the display a little sparkle!

There you have it, a quick and simple Christmas craft for zero dollars!

Have a BLESSED day!

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