DIY Embellished Holiday Letters

Monday, December 17, 2012

DIY Embellished  Holiday Letters
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy Holiday Letters
Margot Potter for iLoveToCreate
Cheap and Easy (Crafts)

I bought these wonderful FOOT TALL paper mache letters on super sale recently at Consumer Crafts.  It took me a while to decide how I wanted to embellish them and then it hit me.  I began with silver spray paint and a touch of gold to give them the effect of mercury glass.  Then I added some layers of color with stamps (I used a paint pouncer to evenly apply paint to my stamp) and then edged them with multiple sizes of faux rhinestones.  These are super easy to make and the cost is minimal for maximum impact, now that's my kind of cheap and easy craft!  iLoveToCreate has an array of fabulous products that took these letters from drab to fab in a flash.

Large paper mache letters to spell: "JOY"
Large faux rhinestones in various sizes
Silver spray paint
Gold spray paint
White Crafty Chica acrylic paint
Aleene's Spray Sealer (gloss or matte finish)
Aleene's Tacky Glue with brush
Tulip Glitter Spray
Swirly stamp or stencil

Tulip sponge pouncer