Let me just say, there was absolutely nothing wrong with this home accessory from Poundland before. It’s ticks all the boxes – It’s Christmas, budget AND .. it’s got glitter! BUT it was looking a bit store bought for my liking. And so I trawled through my craft stash to see what I had to hand to spruce it up! To turn it from store bought to something that fits into our home a bit better.
Here’s how I changed it to a bit more “home made”
I used some scrapbook paper from a design pad I still had to hand. You’ve seen me use it before for other projects. Like this one. And this one. I bought the pad from The Works for £3. But you can go for any paper you’ve got in your craft supplies.
I traced the letters J and Y and cut them out.
I Mod Podged them on top of the J and Y of the sign. It’s pretty straight forward, but if you want you can see how I did this on my Facebook Live here.
To add some colour to the rest of the sign I hot glued a double strip of pine garland (from The Works) to the bottom. I took two lengths, intertwined them and hot glued them to the base.
I bought red mini pom pom trim and the red berries from The Range. It’s a case of cutting the trim to size and hot gluing it straight onto the top of the letters.
The berries and mini pinecones were hot glued onto the garland. Finally I found a Christmas pick that I still had from last year. You know the ones that you can get in the yearly Christmas shops. I cut off the wire to make it nice and flat. Just add some hot glue and push it onto the sign.
It’s looking a little less shop bought with a whole lot more colour!
And last but not least, I hot glued a shiny red bauble onto the snowflake. To add that final pop of colour!
What I like with these sort of projects is that you can use whatever you happen to have to hand. It’s really just to show you that you can turn something that is very generic and basic looking, into something completely different with some basic craft supplies.
And of course, there’s a million different ways to decorate it and make it your own. I encourage you to have a go!
Don’t forget to tag me on social media – I’d love to see what you create!