Hiya, crafty peeps! I recently had a friend ask me for some ideas for Christmas craft parties, and I jumped at the thought of coming up with a few tutorials for her. Craft nights are my fave! I love crafting with friends, especially when it involves stretchy pants and cheese dip! Ha! These DIY Joy letters are a fabulous project for a friends craft night, especially since it’s so easy to make! Just pre-purchase the wood letters online, and have everyone bring a few bottles of craft paint. Each guest can customize their piece by using the colors that best match their home.
- Darice 12″ Wood Letters: J, O, Y
- Craft Paint
- Darice Foam Brush
- Darice Adhesive Gold Glitter Cardstock
- Darice Scissors or Circle Paper Punch
To get started with your DIY Joy letters, first paint your wood letters with the craft paint of your choice. Because you are working with unfinished wood, it may take two or more coats of paint. You can always use hair dryers to speed up the drying process!
Next use scissors or a 1″ craft punch to cut several circles from the adhesive glitter paper.
If you plan to put your DIY joy letters outdoors, be sure to use a sealer to weatherproof them. Otherwise, that’s it! Such a simple project, but lots of fun when doing it with friends!
The lime green letters look so fun in my living room and these little trees complimented my finished piece perfectly.
Remember to cater your colors to your own decor! This would be so fun to do in white, red…even black!
This spotted DIY Christmas banner would look great displayed with your new DIY joy letters.
Happy holiday crafting!
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Natalie is a wife and mom to four fabulous children. Well, except the last one. She’s a bit of a stinker. Natalie is a full time crafter, thrifter, blogger, photographer and creator of Natalme.com. She has a studio in her home where she likes to hide from her children and watch Netflix on her iPad. I have done everything from being a power seller on eBay, to selling handmade goods and upcycled furniture at local boutiques and art fairs. In her free time, she volunteers for the Circle of Love Foundation and the Special Needs Youth Athletic Foundation, all in hopes of one day being forgiven for her constant use of profanity.