Sunday, December 1, 2013

DIY $12 Noel Christmas Decor

If you haven't guessed yet, I LOVE Christmas! Everything about it. It's in my blood. I grew up with a Mom who LOVED Christmas as well. So much so she transformed her house every year starting on Halloween. She even changed out the telephone cord, yes, telephones used to have cords. (Am I dating myself?) Needless to say, I tend to go crazy decorating as well...I just can't seem to stop.  Here is this weekend's creation...all for $12 or less, depending on what supplies you may already have on hand.

What you will need:
(1) 1 X 3 board (you can use 2' or longer)
NOEL chip board letters
(1) small grapevine wreath
red, brown, and gold paint
gold glitter
Gorilla Glue

Cut the boards to your desired length using either a hand saw or circular saw.  Using our trusty Gorilla Glue, glue the boards together and clamp until dry.

Sometimes you have to use a shim or two

While your boards are drying, at least an hour, paint your chipboard letters. I used the DecoArt Americana Alizarin Crimson color for my classic Christmas look.

I wanted a pop of color so I opted to paint the O a gold, as red and gold, well they just look beautiful for the Christmas Season. The gold I used it actually more of a Champagne than a true gold. It is the FolkArt Metallic Paint in Sahara Gold. (Truthfully, I am a bit OBSESSED with this color right now!)

After the boards dried, I laid out the letters exactly so and then glued them on, again with my beloved Gorilla Glue. In addition, I decided to not distress the boards for this look, as sometimes I feel I am over distressed...ha ha!

For the finishing touch I used Krylon Adhesive Spray on the wreath followed by a dusting of gold glitter. I just set the wreath in front of the O for display. I opted to not glue it on, so that I can change the design in the future if desired.

So there you have it! Easy afternoon Christmas decor project for less than $12!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea! Very creative yet simple. Thanks for sharing!


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