December 3, 2012

DIY Merry Christmas Wall Decor

I started working this past weekend (a little bit late, I must admit) on some DIY decoration projects for the Holidays and the first one I wanted to do was some lettering décor for the wall.  Here it is:


It says “Merry Christmas” in Spanish and I used simple letters made out of cardboard 8 ½ x 11” pages and I decorated them with different Christmas theme figurines. Here are some close ups: 





It was a very easy project that can be made in one morning, all it takes is finding the images we want to use, printing them, a little bit of paint and glue and more glue. 




To do this project you will need:


Materials

  • Letter Templates
  • Cardboard
  • Dark Red & White Acrylic Paints
  • Different images of Angels, Santa’s and other Christmas related graphics
  • Scissors & Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Mounting Tape
  • Thread (optional if you want to hang it as a garland)

The steps are:

1.  Use your computer to select in a Word Document or a Photo Editing Program the letter type you will be using and the size you want it to be for your message.  Print them onto cardboard & cut the shapes of the letters.


2.  Paint the letters with the dark red acrylic color and draw non consecutive small lines around the edges of each letter.  This will give a better shape definition to the letters against the wall. 



3.  Print all the different images you have selected into cardboard twice, meaning that you will print two of each image.  Cut them out.

 
4.  Proceed to mount one image on top of the other using mounting tape.  This will create a certain dimension to the images.




5.  Plan the distribution of the images around the letters and once you have decided start gluing with Hot Glue.




6.  Once all the images are properly glued, stick the letters to the wall with more mountain tape or another type of tape you have in hand, then sit and enjoy your decoration.


You can also add some more decorative elements to the wall if you want.  I tried it as well on one green wall I have at home, and it looked very colorful.


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Every week we have the great opportunity to participate and share our projects in awesome parties, please visit them and see what talented artists and crafters are creating.  They are not in any particular order, just from the oldest till the most recent one I started participating on:

Monday
Newbie Graduates Party @ Debbiedoo's 
Making Monday marvelous @ C.R.A.F.T.  
Boggieboard Cottage @ Masterpiece Monday 
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life  
Meet me Monday @ You're Talking Too Much
Calling All Crafters Monday @ All Things Fee  
CraftOmaniac Monday @ Craft O Maniac 
More the Merrier Monday @ DIY Home Sweet Home  
Make-it-Yourself Monday @ An Original belle 
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Under 300 Followers Blog Hop @ Pinkapotamus  
The Cure for the Common monday @  Lines Across
Craft and Tell @ Cherished Bliss
Mom's Monday Mingle @ The Naptime Review
Made with love @ Colours Dekor 
Tuesday:
Get your craft on @ Today'screative blog 
Knick of Time tuesday @ Knick of Time 
Tell it to me Tuesday @ Creatively Living 
Tutorials & Tips Link Party @ Home Stories A2Z  
Cowgirl up Linky Party @ Cedar Hill Ranch 
Tuesday’s Treasures @ My UnCommon Slice of Suburbia
Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy's Korner 
Be inspired link party @ Elizabeth & Co
Coastal Charm @ Nifty Thrifty Tuesday 
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking 
Take the Time to Challenge @ Raising 4 Princesses 
Turning the Daunting into the Do-Able @ Project Queen
One project at a Time @ A Bowl Full of Lemons
Linking Pary @ Passionately Artistic
Take a look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee crafts 
Open Call Tuesdays @ Salt Tree
Show me what you got @ Our Delightful Home 
Wednesday:
Wow us Wednesdays @ Savvysouthern style 
Primp your stuff Wednesday @ Primp
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm 
Share the love @ http://verymerryvintagestyle.blogspot.com
It's a Party @ DIY by Design 
Whatever goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts 
What is it Wednesday @ http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Whatever you want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things for You
Wicked Awesome Wednesday @ Handy man, crafty woman 
Show & Share @ Southern Lovely 
Show and Tell @ SNAP 
It's a Party @ CreativePrincess
Wildly Original Round Up @ I Gotta Create
Waste Not want Not Wednesday @ Pretty Shabby UK 
What We Wore and Made Wednesdays @ Rae Gun Ramblings
Time for a Party @ Fine Craft Guild  
Wednesdays Adorned from Above Blog Hop @ Adorned from Above
Thursday:
Catch as Catch Can @ http://www.myrepurposedlife.net
Open House Party @ No MinimalistHere
Vintage Inspiration @ Common Ground 
Hookin' up with @ House of Hepworths
Time Travel Thrusday @ Brambleberry Cottage 
20 Below Thrusday @ Cristinas Adventures
Home and Garden Thrusday @ A Delightsome Life 
Made you Look @ Maid in a Day 
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From my front porch to yours 
Show off your stuff party @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Share your cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup of Mrs. Olson  
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
What's Cluckin @ Chicken Scratch  
 Vintage Thingie Thursday @ The Coloradolady
100 Ideas under $100 @ Beyond the Picket Fence 
Friday:
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest 
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now 
Inspirational Friday @ At the picket Fence 
Do something Crafty @ See Vanessa Craft
Friday feature @ Redoux Interiors 
Once upon a Weekend @ Family Ever After
Friday Fun Party @ Craftionary 
Finished Lit and Laundry for Friday @ Lit and Laundry
Feature yourself Friday @ Finger Prints on the Fridge 
It's a Hodgepodge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge life 
Friday Flair @ WhipperBerry
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff& Nonsense 
Simply Link Party @ SimplyDesigning
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage   
Happy Hour Friday @ Happy Hour Projects 
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Rustic Restorations Weekend Linky Party @ Homespun Happenings  
Spark Linky Party @ Blissful and Domestic
Garden Fun & Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted In Thyme
Weekend Show off Party @ Ladybird Ln  
Feature Friday Free-for-All @  Five days Five Ways
Friday's Favorite Pin @ Decor to Adore
Saturday:
Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter 
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different act Normal
Site Nite special @  Funky Junk Interiors 
Get schooled Saturday @ Too much time on my hands
Scrappy Saturday @ Candace Creations
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots & Jello
Check me out Saturday @ Iam only 1 Woman 
Serenity Saturday @ - Serenity You
Saturday Seven Party @ Positively Splendid 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff
Saturday Showcase @ Bowdabra Blog 
Sunday:
What's Your Sunday's Best! @ My 1929 Charmer 
Weekend features @ Sisters of the Wild West
Simply Klassic Sunday @ Simply Klassic Home 
Sundae Scoop @ I (Heart)Nap Time
DIY Project Parade @ DIY showoff 
The Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table andDreaming 
Creative Bloggers's Party & Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things 
Sunday Round Up @ Heather & Kayla

Have a wonderful week,

Erika

9 comments:

  1. So cute and a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your darling holiday sign and tutorial with us!

    Feliz Navidad!

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  3. I love it! Stopping by from the Serenity Saturday hop. I'd like to invite you to share this at my little hop too, if you'd like: http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/12/sweet-saturday-30-happy-holiday-wreath.html. Hope to see you there, have a great day!

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  4. What a fun project.
    Thanks for sharing at the Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Adorned From Above,
    Debi,
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

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  5. What a festive addition to your holiday decor! And always love the detailed tutorials!

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  6. I love that lettering idea! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this creative project at Simple & Sweet Fridays. It turned out so festive! Love the colors!

    Jody

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  8. Thanks for sharing your project in last week's Crafty Showcase. We love how you inspire others on the internet! Stop back over and share more of your talent in the new Bowdabra Crafty Showcase starting Friday night midnight! http://www.bowdabrablog.com
    Susie @Bowdabra

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