Yesterday I shared how I made a sparkly ornament garland for around $20, and today’s project also rang in pretty easy on the wallet.
I made this sweet “Noel” display using a wreath I’ve had for years and a handful of inexpensive supplies from the craft store.
To make this yourself, you’ll need to purchase three craft letters for the N, E, and L. The letters I used were about 8″ tall. You’ll also need three pieces of scrapbook paper in any patterns you like – I used a woven-textured one for the N, a glittered crocodile paper for the E, and a sparkly brass one for the L. You’ll also need some Mod Podge and a paintbrush.
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, it’s so simple to put this together.
First you turn the piece of paper AND the letter over to their back sides and trace the letter on the paper. Carefully cut it out with sharp scissors, then coat the back side of the paper with Mod Podge. Flip the paper letter over and press it onto the front side of the craft letter, being careful to line up the edges so it fits perfectly. Smooth it all over to adhere the paper to the letter. Finally, finish by brushing a top coat of Mod Podge on the front side of the paper while it’s adhered to the letter.
Once you’ve done the three letters and let them dry, you are done!
I staggered the letters around the wreath a bit to give the display some movement, and kept the other decorations on the mantle simple to let the Noel be the focus.
I have to admit, I’m itching to stick glittered crocodile paper on something else. Like, maybe my walls. Can I line my closet with it in the new house?? Say yes.