Hi friends, Happy Wednesday! Have you been following along with the Sondra Lyn at Home Home for the Holidays Blog Tour? Holy moly! So much holiday inspiration! Make sure you scroll all the way down so you can check out all of the holiday goodness happening on the hop. I’m so excited to be participating this year with so many talented bloggers. If you’re visiting from the hop (or from anywhere else) for the first time, WELCOME! I’m so thrilled you’re here! I hope you’ll peek around and follow along for my projects, tips and recipes.
Today’s stop on the blog hop is all about Christmas crafts, so I’m sharing the Christmas Joy Sign I made for the rustic planter that lives at my entryway. I decided to go for a kind-of mono-chromatic, multi-textured look. I’m as much of a fan of texture as I am of color. I find that mixing textures can make as much of a design impact as color and pattern can. For this Christmas Joy Sign I decided to mix a couple of my favorite cozy winter textures… cable knit and faux fur. Want to make one too? Great, let’s do it!
Textured Christmas Joy Sign
- 8″ cardboard letters
- white paint
- white cable knit sweater
- styrofoam wreath form
- faux fur
- hot glue
- foam paint brush
- lollipop sticks and floral foam (if using in a planter)
To start, paint cardboard letters with 2 coats of white paint.
I found this white cable knit sweater at a thrift store and have made 2 projects and counting out of it so far. To cover the letters in cable knit, I used just one sleeve. Cut off the sleeve and cut the sleeve open at the seam.
Cut around the shape of the letters and apply the sweater to the cardboard letters with hot glue. The sweater will want to fray so once attached to the letters, apply a coat of decoupage on the exposed raw edges to prevent fraying.
You know that faux fur I mentioned? This is it ↓ Yep, “faux” swiffers from the dollar store. Luckily they don’t do a great job dusting, otherwise I would never have discovered their true calling which is to act as the perfect faux fur! Simply pull apart the pouch, creating 2 strips of fur. Cut into squares and attach to a styrofoam wreath with hot glue. Trim edges as needed.
My first plan was to display my Christmas Joy Sign on the mantel (as below) with some simple red bulbs… but then I decided to go a different route with my mantel (stay tuned!) and realized my entryway needed a little Christmas love.
Since the letters for my Christmas Joy Sign are all white I decided to add a little red by twisting some ribbon around the “0”.
I secured the ends of the ribbon to the back of the styrofoam with hot glue.
If you’d like to use your Christmas Joy Sign in a planter, hot glue lollipop or cake pop sticks to the back of the letters to insert into floral foam in the planter box.
Do you remember this planter from my fall entryway? I took the pumpkins and flowers out, left the Pussy Willow and Dusty Miller in and added some greenery, pine cones, a little sled and red glitter picks, then stuck the “JOY” into the floral foam.
My Christmas Joy Sign Planter Box was just what my entryway needed for a dose of Christmas cheer when guests come through the door.
Have you started decorating for the holidays yet? Thank you so much for stopping by today; enjoy the rest of the hop!
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It is with much excitement that I join this year’s Home for the Holidays blog tour sponsored by Sondra Lyn at Home! This is the 3rd year for her HFTH tour, and we promise to bring some of the most awesome decor, craft and recipe ideas you’ll find anywhere. It has gotten bigger and better each year and I think you’re going to love what you see! So stay tuned – it’s 30 blogs over the week, with a different topic each day. Be sure you come back here every day to get the links for that day’s featured blogs! Here’s a run-down of the topics and featured blogs: