Sunday, November 20, 2011

Holiday Decorating - DIY

We are in full holiday decorating mode here!  Yes, I am one of those who skips over Thanksgiving and goes right to Christmas.  Sorry Tom Turkey :)  Here are two of the DIY decorations I put together.

Front Door Decor
Here was the inspiration:
 Pinned Image

Here was my version:

To make mine, I found the frame at Joann.  I spray painted it red.  I purchased the ornaments from Target for $5.  They are plastic so they won't break.  I tied ribbon that I had to each ornament and then tied all the ornaments together. 

I first hung the greens on the wreath hanger, then I hung the ornaments, tied the bow to cover the loop of ribbon and then hung the red frame over the top of it all.  I think it turned out cute.

"JOY" silver hanging letters

This project was inspired by Grace.  I was hoping to use my gold "O" from Hobby Lobby that I had for Halloween for "BOO" hanging on my IKEA frames, and spell "JOY" for the holidays. Unfortunately, Hobby Lobby was all out of "Y's."  Being the crafter at 7 years old that she is, Grace saw the chipboard letters hanging in the wood aisle and told me I should make my own.  So that's what we did.

I purchased the letters for $.99 each, bought a silver can of spray paint for $5 and found the snowflake decals in the holiday section for $2.00.  I put about three layers of spray paint on each letter.  Don't look too closely at the "Y."  The sticker didn't come off too well and the spray paint didn't hide it like I thought it would.



After I had the letters all painted, I then hot glued the snowflake decals and then hot glued a strip of ribbon to the back.  I tied the strip of ribbon to the bow.  After doing this project, I'm not sure the gold letters would have worked with the "J" and the "Y" without hot-gluing the ribbon on the back.  So, in the end, Grace's problem solving worked :)
 We are in full holiday crafting mode here!  So excited for the holidays! 


  1. I love love love this. So super cute! Happy new follower!

  2. Saw this on Design Dazzle & it caught my eyes - I love the look of this - well done.

    Linda x

  3. I adore both projects - very festive!!

    I'd love for you to share this project on Inspiration Friday at Simply Christmas

  4. You are so resourceful! Your 2 decorating projects came out just charming!

  5. I think all your stuff here is darling!! I even like your version of the framed ornaments better than the source you pictured.