Friday, December 3, 2010

Tutorial: Block Christmas Joy Sign

Did you participate in Craftaholics Anonymous' Homemade Gift Exchange? I did this year and this is one of the creations that I sent my swap partner. My middle name is Joy, so Christmas decorations with the word Joy in them have a special place in my heart.

You will need:
Black Ribbon
A wood block (mine is 7 inches by 3 inches)
scrapbook paper
black paper
Mod Podge

I first sanded and painted my block. I made two, one green and one red but I HATED how bright the red ended up being so I ditched that one and just focused on the green one. I then measured and added a piece of scrapbook paper to the block with Mod Podge. The paper was slightly smaller then the block itself. I cut this cute Joy using my Silhouette, but you could stencil a word such a Joy, Peace onto paper and then cut it out. I then Mod Podge the black letters on top of the other scrapbook paper. I tied a bow and then glue it to the top of the block in three different point.

I am trying to find ways to do cute crafts without using vinyl and this was attempt number 1. I like it, but then again, I love decor with the word Joy in it. :)

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