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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

.:{SCC} - Hanging Joy Art:.


I am so excited to be here today to help Summer spread some Christmas Cheer! My name is Amanda and I craft over at Every Creative Endeavor! Summer and I started blogging around the same time and I just love her! Not only is she super cute, she is a great friend too!


Today I wanted to share a fun little shabby hanging Joy art sign that I created -


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I created this super easy tutorial so you can make one too!!
First, I went out to my spare wood pile and found a piece of smooth wood and cut it into squares/rectangles. Mine are about three inches by four inches (3”x4”).










Then I used Warm White by Plaid and painted them!





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I used some vinyl and cut out JOY with my vinyl cutter and applied it to my blocks. But you could just as easily stencil them on too!










Then I used some Distress Ink and distressed them all up!










Next, I sanded them down just a bit to shabby them up!










I flipped them all over and using twine and my staple gun – stapled the twine to the back of each one. I started at the bottom of the “Y” and stapled, then stapled at the top of the “Y” – then moved on to the “O” and “J” -










At the top of the “J” I made a loop and stapled it twice. I used a hammer and hammered each staple to make sure it was good and secure!










Then I used some red and white polka dot ribbon I had and tied it around the top -










And then I was done!!





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I love the way it turned out and think it is so fun! The distressed look was just the look I was going for! I hung mine on my Christmas tree but it looks super cute on a door knob or just your door!





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Do you just love it too!!?? Since these are so simple and easy to make – you could even make them for your neighbor gifts! Happy Crafting! And I would love if you would stop by and say hello and check out some of the other Christmas crafts I’ve been working on.






Thanks for having me today!!



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Love this Amanda! It looks fantastic hanging on your tree. You could do this with so many different words and/or sizes!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me today! It is so fun to share ideas here!! Have fun with your sweet girls!

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