Hey guys. It’s ten days till Christmas. How did that happen? It certainly doesn’t feel like Christmas here, sildenafil unhealthy but maybe that’s a good thing so we don’t miss everyone too much? But enough about that…
Do any of you have an empty wall desperately needing a little something to get into the holiday spirit? Well, cialis generic fear not friends, I have something just for you! These are two easy DIY’s to do in an afternoon. So choose a phrase, gather the materials and settle in for a crafty couple of hours.
Supplies needed for the ‘Merry & Bright‘:
Thick paper – like a card stock, or poster paper
Printed Letters – I used this font for both signs
Pencil and pen
Supplies needed for the “JOY”:
Foamcore – you can purchase it at most craft stores
First step is printing out your font on regular computer paper as large as you can (well, really any size you’d like) then simply covering the back of your paper with pencil like the photo above shows. This is an easy and quick way to trace the letters onto your surface.
Once you’ve covered all of the back of your letters with pencil, tape them onto your card stock, or foam core – whichever you decide. Then with a pen, trace around each letter as smoothly as possible making sure to press firmly. Once you’ve traced it all on, you should be left with your letters on the surface you are working with!
Tada! Such an easy way to trace on type.
For the ‘Merry & Bright’ sign – trace out all of your letters onto the poster paper, then cut them all out. Once they are cut out, measure half way down with each letter and paint the bottom half gold. Or mix it up and do a different design! Once it’s all dry, simply tape (or glue) the letters to your yarn and it’s ready to be hung.
I added three pom pom’s to either side of the letters to give it a little more pizazz. Truthfully, I just really like pom pom’s. You could always hang some of these Woodland Ornaments to either side if you wanted something a little different. Up to you!
For the ‘Joy’ sign, I did the same tracing method, apart from cutting out the letters. Once the letters were traced, I painted them gold. Easy as that. To make this sign more festive and interesting, I added a border of pom pom’s. I guess I was just having a pom pom kinda day. Learn how to make them here or here if you aren’t quite sure. As you can see in the photos above, you will adhere the pom pom’s to the back with tape. An easy way to attach them is to the leave the string that ties the pom pom together longer than the rest of it. That way you’ll have a sort of ‘tail’ to attach to your foam cores back.
Cute hey? Once it’s all pom pommed up, it’s ready to be mounted to your wall. I put mine up with tape as we have concrete walls and it’s kind of impossible to actually hang something. You could probably use thumb tacks or nails to hang it up more securely. *Mine has fallen off the wall once already, but that’s how it goes here.
I really like our festive signs, and they were so easy to make! I can see myself making new versions of them every season. Gold and pom pom’s are certainly at the top of my list for best Christmas decorations. What are your favourite yearly crafts? Can you see yourself making a new sign to put up just in time for the holidays?
Get crafting this week pals, time is running out!