I was a bit crafty this Christmas. I made my own little Christmas sign. The idea was sparked by my wedding when I made a Hitched sign. I thought, "hey, I did it for the wedding, I can do it for Christmas." And so I did.
How did I do it? Simple. Follow these steps:
- Buy awesome paper. For instance, Paper Source or a craft store. Personally, I went to Impress Rubber Stamps. I also bought a cool snowflake stamp on the same visit for our Xmas cards.
- Buy some sticky letters. That's not the correct name, but I'm sure if you tell someone at the store, they'll know what you mean. I went to Michaels. While at the store, remember to get some string if you don't have any at home. Some twine would be neat too!
- Find a medium sized bowl in your kitchen and a scrap piece of cardboard.
- Make a stencil by making a half dome on the cardboard. Do this by using a pen and tracing the edge of the bowl. Cut it out.
- Use this stencil on your cool paper.
- Spell out whatever you want to say. I went with "Merry X-Mas."
- Use an exacto knife to make little slits on the edge of the letters - two of them, one on the left and one on the right.
- Thread the twine or string through it.
- Hang it in your home and smile.
Here's my result (I tried to get artsy fartsy with the photo):