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!
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!
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!!
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!
Do you just love it too!!?? Since these are so simple and easy to make – you could even make them for your neighbor gifts!
I am linked to some of these great parties!!