A couple of months back I purchased some handy craft supplies from Consumer Crafts. Trying to think ahead for the holidays I grabbed some paper mache letters and a small wreath garland to make a DIY NOEL display, but of course time slipped away from me and I’m just now getting to this project!
The Beveled Noel Letter Display!
Here are the supplies I used:
- N, E and L paper mache letters (only $2.27 each)
- Small pine wreath ($2.27)
- Pure White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
- Elmer’s glue
- Dark and clear Annie Sloan wax
- Paint brush
So, I first started by creating a beveled design on my paper mache letters with the Elmer’s glue. I kinda just went with it, not really mapping out a design ahead of time.
Then I let the glue dry and then coated the letters with the white paint mixed with a little bit of water so it went on smoothly.
Next I mixed some dark and clear wax and applied it to the painted letters. The dark wax really made the beveled designs pop out from the white paint.
And that’s it! Pretty simple project that really didn’t take me too long to create at all. And the entire project with new supplies cost me less than $10. Gotta love that!
Of course y’all know how much I love printables and they’re pretty much a staple when I decorate for the seasons, so today I’m sharing a brand new Christmas printable with you… something to spread the holiday cheer!
I’m kind of obsessed with this new printable. Not only would it look awesome on display in an 8×10 inch frame, but you could also use this as a holiday gift tag or even your Christmas card design.
To download the file just right click on the file below and save to desktop.
OR CLICK HERE.
Then trim and place in an 8×10 inch frame.
If you want the gift tag version, right click on the image below.
OR CLICK HERE.
This could make a great teacher’s gift if you frame the printable and give her a bunch of gift tags for the holiday season!
HOPE YOU ENJOY!
(these are for personal use only)
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Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. says
Oh so pretty! I really love that! Thanks for sharing!
I did something similar but made my letters out of pieces of cardboard i cut out with an exacto and wrapped with jute – the dollar store also has some decent little wreaths like that!
Cheryl @ That's What Che Said... says
Super cute Erin! I love how they no longer look like paper mache letters at all! They look awesome!
I normally put down clear or light first, then embellish with the dark. Much easier to work with that way!