Thursday, December 3, 2009

monthly craft challenge - Christmas decor!

It's time!!

Let's link up and show off all of our fun Christmas crafty decor and spread the JOY of the season!

For Mikayla's 1st Christmas (2006) we bought these wooden letters that spelled JOY and had her pose with them for our Christmas card.

{isn't this card darling!?}

After this one time use, I tucked them away to do something with them in the future. Well, I finally pulled them out...nothing like some craft challenge motivation!

I Mod Podged some coordinating paper onto each of the letters, sanded the edges, and then put another layer of Mod Podge on top to seal it.
But, I didn't stop there...
I decided these stars needed a makeover, too! match the paper colors I used to cover the letters.
I cut out each triangle, Mod Podged them to the star then used another layer of Mod Podge to coat the entire star.
And now they hang on the wall together...and I love it!
The colors are a little unconventional for Christmas, but I went a little daring for a change!
(wish it was a better picture...weird wall angle)
Updated to add:
I found the cutest little blog called Blue Cricket Designs. She holds Show & Tell Wednesdays, and although I'm a day late, I couldn't help but share my creation since it fit the Christmas theme.

Updated to add (again):

Thank you to Rachel at One Pretty Thing for featuring this project.

And head on over to Xamin's at This is The Year for some...


Now, it's YOUR TURN!!

1. Link up using MckLinky below.
2. In your post, either use the craft challenge button on the top left side bar of my blog or a link to my site for others to be able to join in the fun or to come on by to see what everyone has created. If you're using a post from the past, edit in the information or write a new post that will lead everyone to your creation.
3. Try to visit as many of the participants as you can and comment on their creations. Share the comment love, please!!
4. This month's craft challenge will end on Thursday,December 10th. You have ONE week!
5. A random winner will be chosen from the participants and be announced next Friday.
6. Link up and let's see what masterpiece you have created!

Get creative, get crafty, and be inspired!!


Jen @ said...

That is so cute! I love it. And with the stars. Adorable!

I have a good project. I will link up tomorrow night if that is ok.


Cassie said...

Those stars are so cute!

Christina said...

I love it! Very cute.

Jamie said...

Wow! Those turned out awesome! And I love the idea of holding the letters to spell out "joy" in a picture! So cute!!!

Chare said...

Love the pics with the letters! What a great idea. Love the redo of the stars too!

Kelli W said...

First...that Christmas card is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I love it! And the letters turned out SUPER cute! What did you use to sand down the edges...the edges on all my mod podge stuff always turn out messy! The stars are really cute too...and you could use them for 4th of July since they are red, white, and blue!

Miller Racing Family said...

I first love the Christmas card it is so cute. Great transformation on the both the letters and the stars. The blue star is my favorite.
You will be so proud of me, I actually linked up for the challenge this month. But it was hard to choose which project to do as we usually do a lot of different crafts throughout the Christmas season.
Thanks for hosting the challenge.

Rhonda said...

I LOVE the Christmas card! LOVE it! I've seen that idea before, but forgot about it! So cute! The stars are adorable too! Have a blessed day!

Emily said...

Man, why can't I be that creative!? :) I love the Christmas card and the end result!

Sarah said...

Super cute! LOVE the stars :-)

Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

Oh my goodness, those are the most adorable thing I've ever seen! You are such an inspiration! :)

vicki said...

The JOY letters turned out cute...of course I love the original way you used the letters!

Colleen said...

I LOVE that Christmas card...I need to do something like that for next year. I already ordered this year's cards. Darn!

Sarah said...

I LOVE it. I have to get busy or Christmas will be here before I know it.

Jennifer W. said...

That Christmas card is great!! So cute! And I love the recycled craft-what a great idea!

Dawn said...

I love the Christmas card with joy-gives me an idea for mine this year-it's so hard to get a picture with all 5 smiling, but I could do letters with the word Merry and have 5 single pictures-gotta work on that! Love what you did with the letters afterwards too-very cute!

I hope to link up but I'm not sure-Santa Breakfast on Saturday so it's a crazy week.

Jenny said...

I love how those turned out! CUTE!

Bobbi & Noe said...

Those stars look really really good with the make-over! Great job all together!

Xazmin said...

Love, love, LOVE! What a perfect all arrangement for Christmas! And I LOVE the colors!

I'll be back to visit everyone else after I get some sleep!

heidi said...

I love the Joy makeover!! It looks fantastic.

Unknown said...

LOVE the stars! Awesome.

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

Great project! It looks just beautiful on the wall. :-)

Cindi said...

Adorable Christmas card pic! And I *heart* what you did to the letters and the stars. These are the hip Christmas colors so it looks fantastic. Great job!

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