12.10.2012

How make J-O-Y

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Happy Monday! 
Today, I am hosting a link-up along with Elizabeth Ann of Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box, Allison of Cupcake Diaries and Whitney of Harvest Home to show off any Christmas decor, treats or whatever you have related to this great holiday season.
As I mentioned a few posts ago, I did a crafting afternoon with my friend, Laura, and it was a rainy Sunday afternoon, so a perfect excuse to stay indoors and craft. 
I was standing in line at Michaels and just happened to look to my right and there was this wooden block that spelled joy. I had picked up washi tape for another project and thought I could use the washi tape for the JOY letters. 
With a little red paint and some washi tape, I now have a Christmas decoration that I will look forward to putting up each season, remembering the crafting afternoon I had with a good friend. After all, isn't that what the holidays are about, memories, celebrating with each other and of course Jesus Christ and his birth.
I used a red paint I had stashed in my crafting drawer and the red was appropriately named, Santa Red.




I let the blocks dry and then laid the tape on the letters and cut off the extra tape.


I like the reindeer that are on the J and Y. They remind me of a fair isle print.
Thank you to everyone who links up with us today and next month the four of us will be hosting a healthy link-up!


27 comments:

Alisha said...

Awww, so pretty!! Love those reindeers :)

Ashley said...

That reindeer tape does look like fair isle print... I love it. I wish we'd get a rainy afternoon, that is perfect for crafting. (:

Helene said...

oh how cute, I love these!

REBrown said...

How fun!

Bev said...

Gorg!!! Love the reindeer print too!!!

Jessica said...

Yup, love the fair isle- it just screams holidays!

Married...with a Pup said...

I love this project! I've never heard of washi tape..is it just like regular tape with a print?

Kristin said...

thinking of making a Michaels trip today :)

aki! said...

Aww. This is so seriously cute! I never feel the need to go out and make anything like you.

Sarah and Stewart said...

That turned out so cute, good work!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

pretty!

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

Oh my gosh! These are precious! :-) I am NOT that crafty! :-)

Shelli Poole said...

So CUTE! Home crafts are the very best!!

Joy said...

Love that "joy" maybe a little too much because it just happens to be my name! =) If you look at our tree... we have about 90% of Joy ornaments on the tree! =)

Miss Southern Prep said...

This is so cute and festive!

P.S. I'm hosting a Kayce Hughes dress giveaway on my blog, so make sure you stop by and check it out!

Rachel Ashely said...

This is such a great project! I love it!

XO,
Rachel Ashley
http://fashionablyliving.com

honey my heart said...

this is such a great diy! i really like the prints you used in "JOY"

Maya {CharminglyStyled} said...

What a fun idea Meg! I'm loving how you mixed those adorable fabrics in so perfectly! I need to get my festive craft on ASAP - these are some fabulous ideas!

xx,
Maya

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I love, love, love the reindeer paper ou used on the letters!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Super cute, Meg!! :)

dreamingincashmere said...

This is adorable!!
xoAmy
www.dreamingincashmere.com

wReY sWiFt said...

I like the reindeer paper too! So cute! Nice handicraft! ^◡^

Fashionmoto

Victoria said...

JOY has been the word I'm obsessed with this season! Cute craft.

Amy said...

oh my gosh, i love this!!! especially the reindeer print!

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

Great DIY! I love the reindeer print too! I'm starting to love the fair isle trend...

Kasey Lynne said...

So cute Meg!

Hilary Lane said...

Love that tape! I just bought some wrapping paper like that. Reminds me of the exact same thing!