I'm just like everyone else this time of year when it comes to Christmas decorations. While I love to pick up a few new items along the way to add to my Christmas collection, I also like to get my creative juices flowing and do a few DIY (do it yourself) projects during the season.
There's such a great feeling of accomplishment when you complete a project and it turns out exactly the way you hoped it would, isn't there? Don't get me wrong, plenty of my projects flop......I just don't let that discourage me from taking on new ones.
One of my favorite Christmas DIY projects is this sweet "JOY" sign. It seriously took me all of about an hour and I used items I already had lying around my home making the cost of this project a BIG FAT ZERO, a definite winner on the DIY highlight reel if you ask me!
I printed out some large letters and a snowflake symbol on card stock using Microsoft Word on my laptop. I then cut out the letters and shapes and then taped them on to a piece of scrap wood shim I had in my garage from completing this mantle project for Home Depot. I added a little bit of white paint and water and mixed it together then applied to the wood shim to give it a "white washed" look.
I traced each letter with a black Sharpie marker then filled in each shape with black art paint (any paint you have on hand will do). After the paint dried I tied some red & white bakers twine to each side of the wood shim and added a little festive faux Christmas tree sprig I found in my holiday decorating stash.
Super easy, free & fun!
If I have inspired you to create a similar sign of your own and you share your sign on Instagram , please tag me @colletteosuna so I can take a peek. I'd love to see what you create too!