Decorating for Christmas is something I love and look forward to from about November 1st. I always wait until the week of Thanksgiving to actually start putting out Christmas decorations but I definitely dream about them long before that. This year, I wanted to add a few new items to our home and I decided to start with some framed words. Joy and Noel are two of my favorite “words of the season” so I picked one of those. I settled on Joy because those letter were actually available when I was in the craft store and the letters for Noel weren’t. Plus, I already have some Noel scrapbook art so that was covered. I had the frames leftover from last year when I found them on clearance. Originally I had planned to paint them red and mint green. But, I am leaning more traditional this year so, at the last minute, I changed it to red and a more traditional Christmas green. I actually ended up using the leftover paint from my Christmas Tree Advent Calendar to paint the letters. I was glad I had it around because the trial run I did on the letters with the mint green came out really light.
I attached the top and the bottom of the letter to the frame so it wouldn’t twist but, then decided that when I hung it on the wall, that wouldn’t really be a problem anyways. Oh well…live and learn in life and crafting, right?
As I mentioned, we aren’t quite ready to put out all the decorations so these are displayed on our living room coffee table right now. I just told Mathlete they were staged for the blog to get away with it 😉
How early do you start decorating for Christmas? Do you make most of your decorations or buy many of them?
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