Hello and welcome to another daily edition of simple Christmas Crafts!
Today’s DIY was inspired by this decoration from Marks and Spencer.
I loved it, but I thought it would be fun to make my own version and save a little money in the process.
To make the Noel Letters you will need:
- Small Cardboard letters (N,E,L unless you want to use a different word like snow or Xmas)
- A piece of hardboard (or wood)
- Marble contact paper
- Bell garland (I found mine in the local garden centre, but you could easily use a candle wreath or bauble)
- Glue gun
- Paint the letters in whatever colour matches your Christmas Decor scheme. I painted mine with several coats of white acrylic paint and then I gave the letters an extra coat of glitter dust paint to give them a subtle shimmer.
- If you are using hardboard, arrange the letters to give you an idea of what size base you’ll need. Then cut the hardboard or wood accordingly.
- Cover the hardboard with the contact paper, smoothing out any air bubbles with a ruler. Alternatively, paint the wooden base.
- Arrange the letters on the base until you are happy with how they look. Then using a pencil make a faint mark on either side of each letter.
- Using your glue gun secure the letters and the wreath in place.
The possibilities are endless really with these Noel letters. You could decoupage the letters if you don’t fancy painting them. Spell a different word. Use a bauble instead of a wreath or another round decoration.
It cost me less than half what the M&S version cost too!
If you missed days 1-5 of Christmas craft week, you can check them out here:
What is your favourite Christmas tradition? I love baking cookies for Santa with my son and reading him the night before Christmas on Christmas Eve. Let me know yours in the comments below.
See you tomorrow for the final day of Christmas craft week.
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