This past weekend I finished a little craft project I had been wanting to do for quite sometime.
After my son's Tractor Party, I switched out the art on the shelf in our dining area for a large mirror and a wreath. The little shelf seemed like the perfect spot for me to add a little Christmas decor. So, here is what I came up with.
This was actually pretty easy and I didn't spend a penny! I'm all about making the most of what you have before going out and buying something new.
Clear nail polish
I'm sure most everyone already has this stuff around their house.
Free hand the letters in the design you want onto poster board. I used inserts that came in my husband's new dress shirts. I always save things like that, you never know when they may come in handy! See how my little man helped me with this part?
Cut the letters out.
Begin wrapping the yarn around the letters and securing with glue. I used stick glue because it was much easier to work with. I rubbed a little on the front and back of each letter and then began to wrap, wrap, wrap.
Secure any fraying ends with clear nail polish. Works like a charm!
Display your new creation!
I had to bend each letter a little so they would lean against the mirror the way I wanted. I'm sure you could use something more sturdy like maybe card board to keep from having to do that. I like the flexibility of the poster board though.
The burlap ribbon is from Walmart, and the little votive holders are a recent Target purchase.
I love the blend of textures on our little shelf now, and how the votive holders give the display a little sparkle!
There you have it, a quick and simple Christmas craft for zero dollars!
Have a BLESSED day!