Ok, I am one of those people who, after Halloween was over, wished it went straight to Christmas. It’s not that I don’t like Thanksgiving, it’s that I LOVE Christmas. It is my favorite holiday.
The itch really started last Friday when I started listening to Christmas songs on Pandora. I sat down with my journal, turned on Pinterest, and started making a list of all the crafts and decorations I wanted to make.
To make the itch worse, The Hallmark Channel was showing cheesy romantic Christmas movies.
I LOVE cheesy romantic Christmas movies.
I will post about my favorites very soon.
Thanksgiving being next week, I decided I would only complete one small project, then after Thanksgiving it would be on like Donkey Kong.
I wanted to try my hand at some simple letterpressesque wall art.
I got my inspiration from a few of these.
I started with a plain white canvas.
I got two for a little over $7.00 on sale recently from Hobby Lobby. I used my 40% off coupon for yarn.
The Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze, is my go to color. It is the perfect shade of turquoise for me. I plan to one day paint my dining room table this color.
Anywhoo, I painted the canvas blue ocean breeze, and decided that since it was for Christmas, that it should sparkle. So, I then sprayed some gold glitter.
Now, I have read many blogs about how awesome this glitter spray is, and it is good, but the fumes are ridiculous. I let it dry for 24 hours in a ventilated area, and the canvas still stinks. I had to spray it with some coconut lime verbena mist just so I could handle it.
So Krylon, in my opinion, although the glitter is rockin, the fumes are not.
Sparkles are pretty!
I then added some white vinyl letters I bought at Walmart for $2.48.
I used some words from my favorite Christmas song.
Isn’t it great?
It was so simple, and I bet many of you crafty peeps have many or all of the items already at your home.
It is going to sit on the mantle this year.
I have many awesome things planned for my mantle.
My design style for Christmas this year is simple, colorful, and playful.
My girls are going to love it!
I leave you with my other favorite Christmas song.
I flippin love that song!