Plaid ‘JOY’ Letters
Hey, friends! I have a fun Christmasy tutorial for you today. You’ll love it. Especially if you like plaid and Al Borland from Home Improvement.
I don’t typically go with traditional colors for my Christmas decor, but I decided to add a little in this year. Enter my plaid, lumberjack esque ‘JOY’ letters.
I used wooden letters, one sheet of scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge for this project. Super simple.
I started by tracing the letters. Make sure you flip your letters over so you trace them correctly.
Then I cut out my traced letters. Did I ever tell you that I didn’t win ‘best scissor user’ in kindergarten? Look at me now.
After the letters were perfectly cut out thanks to my mad scissor skills, I broke out the Mod Podge, and applied it to the front of the letter with a sponge brush. Then, I carefully put the scrapbook paper letter cut out on top. I sat a book on top of each letter for a couple minutes to help the paper adhere. I love using Mod Podge because it doesn’t make the paper wrinkle like some glues.
And there you have it. This was a quick and easy Christmas decor project. Not into plaid? You could do this with any type of scrapbook paper. Or you could use newspaper, sheet music, magazine clippings, glitter. . . the possibilities are endless.
Do you decorate with traditional Christmas colors?
What Christmas crafts are you planning this season?
What are your thoughts on plaid? Al Borland?
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Those are beautiful! I really like the plaid. 🙂 Megan
Finally! I have been looking for Al Borland themed decor for years! You should totally slap some brown felt or something on the bottom of the “O” and make a faux Borland beard! Loves it!
Love this ! Where did you get your letters?
I too would love to know where you got your letters from?
JoAnn Fabric! 🙂
So cute! I did this same thing last year, but spelled out “Noel” instead. Love me a simple & cute craft! Thanks for sharing Chelsea!
Thanks for sharing this great and simple idea!
I think this is fantastic! I went super traditional this year, so this is perfect!
Super cute! Congrats on perfecting your scissor skills by the way 😉
I absolutely love this!! Such a great idea 🙂
These look great!
Way to make Al proud. What ever happened to ol’ JTT?
So cute! I really like it!
Oh I miss good ole home improvement!
very cute – and yes, very Al Borland. which is totally a good thing. 🙂
I love the idea of using sheet music on letters! so clever.
We went pretty traditional this year–silver, gold,and red. I love doing silver and gold and changing out the accents, and we may actually do blue accents next year…already excited just thinking about it!
This is really cute! I really like the plaid. Now I’m wondering how I can add a little plaid to my life.
Thanks for the idea for a super cute, simple project that I can actually see myself doing. One question for you: what type of shelf is that the letters are on? That looks like about what I need to hang my stockings on since I don’t have a fireplace.
I just bought the letters today with plans for painting them, now that I have seen these, I may have to go get some mod podge because I love Christmas plaid and these are so cute.
Hello, i think that i saw you visited my website so i came to “return
the favor”.I’m attempting to find things to enhance my website!I suppose its ok
to use some of your ideas!!