Since getting married 5 years ago I have had to start my collection of Christmas/Holiday décor items from scratch. It's coming along and it's fun to add new things each year and to get creative finding and turning things into décor items.
This year I got to add a new piece to my collection and I'm very excited about it because it was made by yours truly. Which is even more awesome because I totally want to be a crafty person but it does not come natural for me.
So how did this wanna-be crafty Mrs. get this darling Christmas craft done? I owe all my thanks to Crafty Wood Cutouts.
It's the most darling little store located in Orem, Utah. They have tons of unfinished wood products to choose from. Letters, frames, blocks, and more! They have stuff for every holiday under the sun, things for home and family, baby, and kids!
It took me forever to decide on what exactly I wanted to do, but I finally decided I on "JOY"
The word joy encompasses all that the holiday season is to me. Joy that our Savior was born, joy in spending time with family, joy in my blessings, joy in creating memories, ect. It was the perfect choice.
Bonus! While I was picking out my supplies, my kiddos where kept entertained in their little "kids area". How perfect is that?! I seriously wish every store had a way to keep my little ones entertained and happy while I shopped to my hearts content.
Bravo, Crafty Wood Cutouts. Bravo!
Okay. So now I have my craft and supplies of choice. What now?
Step one was to trace and cut out the letters on the scrapbook paper. (Blogger fail: I didn't photograph this step).
Step two was to paint them.
Once they were painted and dried it was onto step three. Mod Podge.
Would you believe it if I told you that I have never used mod podge before?? My little sister was shocked! I told you I was new to this crafting thing!
I applied mod podge directly onto my letters and then quickly glued down the paper. I applied one more coat of mod podge to the top as well. Look how cute it's turning out to be!
Done and done. Easy peasy. This cute "JOY" now has a place in the center of my Christmas mantle. I love it! It's the perfect addition to my Christmas décor and I have now been bit by the crafting bug! I have so many ideas buzzing around in my head and I can't wait to get back down to Crafty Wood Cutouts to get more projects!
They made crafting into something I can do. And if I can do it, anyone can! If you are in Utah or Salt Lake County make sure you go check them out. You can also connect with them on Facebook!
Thank you Crafty Wood Cutouts!