I've seen great DIY JOY letters all over the blogs this season and I decided to jump on the bandwagon !
While I was in the store I spied some great uppercase craft letters for only $3.75 each and beautiful gold and cream wrapping paper for $6.00. I quickly added them to my basket and decided that I was going to make my own JOY letters for Christmas.
When I got home I gathered all of my supplies:
- The Letters and Paper that I had just purchased
- Gold Paint
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush... I buy these in bulk because I'm constantly using them for projects.
I carefully traced the letters onto the back of the paper...
Next I painted the letters with some antiqued gold paint. I did this step so that from the side the letters will match the paper that I would be adding to the front. It gives the project a finished look.
Cut my paper to size and brushed the Mod Podge onto the backs of the letters and attached. I let the letters stay this way overnight and the next morning I did two additional coats of Mod Podge over the fronts of the letters to make sure that they would stay.
The letters found a temporary home on a table near our door. You will see there final possition when we share our decorations next week!