NOEL

December 7, 2010

Sorry for no blog post yesterday. The day sort of got away from me! This weekend we got new furniture for our family room...and I can't wait to show it to you! I don't think I've ever put a picture of that room on here because it's sort of boring. And there is nothing fun on the walls. My goal is to get that room in order and put up some fun decorations so I can post it on here next week....we'll see if that happens!

I always feel the need to make crafts around Christmas time. So this weekend I decided to make a cute Noel display to add to our Christmas decor. I saw the idea on another blog and thought it would make an easy project...plus it only costs a few dollars! 

First you need some supplies. I got everything at Joann's Fabric. The N, E, and L are all cardboard (aka cheap!) and the O is wood. Mix up your fonts! I like how the O is a different font and the E is smaller. I tried to make each letter different but as it turns out the selection was pretty limited. I guess if you go to a few different stores you might have better luck....but it was freezing here and I didn't want to venture out to other stores.

I also picked up some metallic paint. I think they were $1.29 each. The colors I chose were "Champagne Gold" and "Silver Sage". I wanted a combo of gold and silver, but I wanted the gold to be soft since we don't have a lot of it in our house...hence the "champagne" color. Each letter needed two coats of paint.

And here is the final product! I decided to keep the O white because I liked how it looked against the silver and champagne. The N and L are silver and the E is champagne. I wanted the colors to be subtle. (Sorry for the bad lighting! It gets dark here at 4:00, which makes it impossible to get a good picture!)

 Here you can see the color contrast a little better. 

I can't wait to put this in our family room once I get it all organized!

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14 Responses to “NOEL”

  1. Love this! Headed out to the craft store to get me some supplies in a bit :) Thanks for the idea, sweet girl!

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  2. This is amazing! You did an awesome job :)

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  3. Ooh it looks so cute!! I like the o white too!

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  4. LOVE this. seriously. perfect edition to the decorations!

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  5. I love it!! I'll be trying this soon...maybe with JOY

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  6. I love this!! It turned out great!

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  7. You are so creative! I'm so jealous.

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  8. SO cute!! You are so crafty! I think it turned out great!

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  9. This is awesome!! Love the idea of all the different sizes of letters, and the colors you picked out are perfect!

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  10. What a great idea! I need to do something like that to add some more holiday decor to my place, too.

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  11. Cute! Did you get your inspiration from Thrifty Decor Chick? Yours looks 10 x BETTER. Love it.

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  12. INSANELY cute. I want one of my own! Will you make it? I will pay. :-)

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  13. so simple yet so chic! I also love it because "noel" is the first four letters of my maiden name ;) great job! xo

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  14. I looks AMAZING... you are so crafty. I always wished I could think of things like that :)

    Just found your blog and love it :)

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