Welcome back for Day 3 of the Twelve Days of Christmas!
This year, as I explained a bit in the Advent Calendar post, we are decorating a little more brightly to make it fun for Drew. I have quite a bit of blue ornaments and decided to find a spray paint that popped for this project… here is Krylon’s Bonnet Blue meets a cardboard letter from the craft store:
Start out with one of these letters. I got mine at Joann Fabrics and used a 50% off coupon (making the letter only about $2).
Then, when you have an hour (ie: naptime project!) whip out your glue gun, some split peas (they are lightweight and cost about $1 per bag) and your spray paint.
This will take a bit because you can only do a small amount of glue at a time… you’ve got to make sure the glue is thick and you cover every bit that you can with your peas.
After you put a mini pile of peas on your hot glue smooth it out with your fingers so you can tell where you need to intentionally place another pea. There is a great science to this. 🙂
This took me about an hour… maybe I’m slow.
You can see that it’s not perfect after all the glue has dried and the excess peas have been shaken off.
Go back and do some spot treatment placing peas where it’s obvious some are missing.
But don’t stress… once it’s all the same color it won’t be noticable if there is a small bare spot.
Next step: take your letter outside and spray paint it whatever color you want.
Mine was dry in two hours (not bad for an impatient girl).
I found a plain evergreen wreath at Market Basket (our grocery store), looped a big red and white ribbon around it and secured it to the back of the door.
Hot glue your monogram directly to the ribbon. The letter should be lightweight enough that you won’t have any problems; mine has been up for days without even acting like it was going to fall.
These next photos are to give you a little sneak peek into a tablescape I did yesterday… details soon.
This is the door to our basement, it’s in the mini back foyer between our kitchen and living room. It’s the first thing you see when you come in our door and I love that it hints at all the colors we are using to decorate this year.
What craft projects are you making for Christmas?
And, last but not least, a special thanks to Shannon for telling me how to get a “Pin It” button at the end of every post… now you can easily pin any ideas you find here!