Happy Monday Everyone! (Can Mondays be happy…I’m not sure about that?!)
Did you all have a good weekend?! We certainly did, but as always it just wasn’t LONG ENOUGH!!
I wanted to take a few minutes today & show you how I made the framed “JOY” sign for my Christmas Mantel. Are you guys up for that?!
This was an easy & inexpensive project that would look great in any area of your home this Christmas. Seriously….if you have an ounce…maybe even a half of an ounce of creativity, YOU CAN DO THIS!!
Are you ready?! Here we go!
I had the idea for this project several weeks ago. You all were such fans of the Burlap Monogram that my mom & I created last year, so I thought this project would probably go over well too! My mom had a yard sale a few weeks back & I immediately saw this picture and thought it would work perfectly.
The frame measured 26.5″ x 16.5″.
So, I took the print & matte out of the frame.
I cleaned the glass & put it back inside the frame. Then I added the fabric.
I used Osenberg fabric from JoAnn’s. This fabric can be somewhat see-thru, so I did end up adding some white cardstock behind the fabric, so that the cardboard backing wouldn’t show through on the other side.
After adding the white cardstock, I put the cardboard backing on top of the fabric & then trimmed off the excess.
As for the letters, I purchased them at Hobby Lobby. They were $2.50 a piece, but if you watch the sale ad, they do run them half off from time to time. They letters are 9.5″ tall.
I gave them a couple coats of white craft paint. I used “Titanium White” by FolkArt.
Once the letters were dry, I grabbed the “O” and decided to fancy it up a bit by adding some pearls. I bought this package at JoAnn Fabrics for $3.99. I used just the one package & still had a few pearls to spare!
To adhere the pearls to the letter, I just used hot glue. I found that the easiest way to add the pearls was to line the outside of edges first, & then fill in the middle!
This part of the project was a little time consuming, but well worth it! Just watch your fingers….I didn’t make it through this part without a few burns!
Once I was finished adding the pearls to the “O”, it was time to adhere the letters to the frame. I used hot glue for this part as well. Just load the back of the letters with hot glue & place them directly on the glass.
Overall, I liked the way it looked at this point, but thought it need just a little something extra. So, I ran out to Walmart & bought 4 greenery picks & some burlap ribbon to make a bow. Then, I hot glued the picks & the bow to the top of the frame.
It was the perfect added touch!
Don’t you agree?!
I just can’t get enough of this display! It makes me smile every time I walk past it!
I have had quite a few of you inquire about the book page trees!
I ASSURE you that a tutorial is coming up for those as well!! Stay tuned!!
Oh!! And one last thing, before I go!
I’m so excited to be teaming up with 7 other talented bloggers this week to bring you a week of Christmas Dollar Store decorating ideas!! Each day this week, 2 bloggers will be sharing ideas on how to decorate for the holidays using dollar store items, then on Friday, it will be YOUR turn to show us YOUR ideas with a LINKY PARTY!!
Here are the bloggers participating & the schedule for this week:
(Be sure to visit these talented ladies today!)
p.s. This is the last week to enter the $1,000 Christmas Cash giveaway!! If you haven’t entered yet, be sure to do so!!