Do you have all of your Christmas Decorations out yet? I don’t yet. We did pick up our tree (we go with a real one), but it isn’t in the house yet. My husband brought all of the Christmas totes upstairs a few days ago, and they are just sitting, unopened, in the living room. I just haven’t found the motivation to get it all out yet. However, we did get the Christmas lights put up outside last Saturday, and I got the front porch decorated. It’s fun to have the outside lit up! We haven’t really been able to do that since we got married 11+ years ago, so I’m enjoying it! I hope to get the rest of the Christmas decorations up in the house by this weekend.
I do have a few things put up in the house, the NOEL, Merry Christmas and Joy blocks, the Silhouette Nativity, and now this JOY! Last week when I was at my favorite wood craft store, I saw the new snowflakes that they have. They are made to be put on a dowel and stand. But when I saw this snowflake, I loved it, and the creativity just started rolling from there! I thought about it for a day or two and then I went back and picked up the snowflake, along with the J, Y, and the block for the snowflake to sit on. I took it home and got right to work.
On the Y I did the same, except I used green paint and paper.
Once I had the letters done, I used white paint do dry brush the edges. Then I added some ribbon to them.
After painted my snowflake white, I traced it onto the paper and cut out as well. Then glued it on. I also did the dry brushing for the snowflake. I think it softened the edges.
I added this fun shimmery ribbon to the center of the snowflake, but I wanted to keep it pretty simple so I didn’t embellish too much.
For the block, I painted it gray, then I glued my paper to the front. I dry brushed with white around the edges. To cut the vinyl, I used my Cricut and Cricut Craft Room and designed it using the Lyrical Letters cartridge and cut it out and put it on. (If you have a Cricut and you haven’t tried this program yet, you are missing out! I LOVE the possibilities I have with Cricut Craft Room, they are endless!)
I adore the way this turned out and love the difference the snowflake makes! Oh, and the polka dots. I ♥ polkadots.