Create a festive Christmas Joy Decor piece using a thrift store find, paint, and vinyl. If you love budget friendly seasonal decor, you’ll enjoy this easy tutorial.
Welcome back to year 6 of our Festive Christmas Event where we team up with a bunch of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season.
We will be baking some cookie recipes for you, sharing some party games, making some handmade gifts, doing some ornament crafting, and sharing our Christmas movies family fun. There will be breakfast recipes and as always our decorated Christmas Trees which is always a fun tour of homes.
New this year is Gift Guides. We are right there with you shopping from home due to Covid 19 and we understand how hard that can be so we have been busy little Elves doing tons of research to create fabulous Gift Guides to help you with your holiday shopping.
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I love finding ways to keep my holiday decor budget friendly. Using thrift store finds is always a great way to do that.
Christmas Joy Decor
I’ve had this three drawer jewelry box in my craft stash for a while. I bought it at my local Goodwill thinking I would just paint it and use it as a trinket box. I never got around to doing that. The board is a thrift store sign and the snowmen ornaments were on clearance at Big Lots right after Christmas last year. The pack of three was marked down to a couple of dollars. I didn’t use the wood skewers because I changed plans mid project! Does that happen to you when you’re crafting something?
I decided to use the drawers from the box for this Christmas Joy Decor project because I needed three blocks of wood. The drawers worked out great for this.
First, I removed the drawer pulls and then I sanded down the print on the box.
The wood sign was painted all white for this.
Each of the drawers got two coats of red chalk paint. Once they were dry, I gave them each a coat of DuraClear Varnish from DecoArt.
Instead of using hot glue which isn’t always permanent, I used Gorilla Glue. I glued each drawer to the center of the drawer before it, giving it a layered look.
Using design space for Cricut, I found a simple wreath (#M8B36D48) design to use for the O.
After cutting and wedding the letters, they were placed on the two end blocks.
The wreath was added to the center and I cut some dots to spread around the blocks.
The blocks are glued with Gorilla Glue to the white plank and I added a piece of garland along the front.
I love these snowmen ornaments and would have used them on our tree, but they were the perfect finishing touches for this Joy decor piece.
They are each glued to corners of the white plank.
Supply List for Christmas Joy DIY Decor
- Three Wood Blocks
- Wood Plank Sign for Base
- Red Paint & Brush
- White Paint & Brush
- DuraClear Varnish (affiliate)
- Cricut Machine (affiliate)
- White and Green Vinyl
- Transfer Paper (affiliate)
- Snowmen Ornaments
- Gorilla Glue (affiliate)
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DIY Christmas Joy Decor
For more of my Festive Christmas Ideas, please have a look through these posts.
Check out my Gift Guides and have a look a all of the others linked in the posts.
We followed up with a second round of wonderful gift guides to make shopping this easier for everyone!
For an easy DIY Gift Idea, make Tea Towels Using Cricut Produts.
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Making Starfish Ornaments for a Coastal Tree is easy and you can give each one its own unique look.
Watching Christmas movies is always a great time. When you’ve watched a classic for years, it can be fun to add an activity to do while watching the movie, like this Movie Night DIY Postcard Activity.
Having a Coastal Christmas Tree is a fun way to bring a love of all things coastal into the holidays.
This year’s Festive Christmas Event features some of your favorite bloggers and some that might be new to you! I can’t wait to see all of the creativity that will be shared!