Hanging JOY Art! {Tutorial}

Last week I was over at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff spreading some Christmas Cheer and I shared a fun little shabby hanging Joy art sign that I created – In case you missed it – here it is again!

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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!

Check out some of the other Christmas crafts I’ve been working on.
Planked Christmas Tree 14Darling Advent Calendar (6) copy
Noel Wall Art * Planked Christmas Tree * Advent Calendar


I am linked to some of these great parties!!


Anonymous said...

Awesome, cute and easy! Love it!! I just used the distress ink for the first time the other day, very cool product!

Leanne @ because (I think) i can

My Duong said...

What a good way of making use of scrap woods! This project is so unique! Would love love love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com. Happy new year! My


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