Adding coastal touches for Christmas in our home is something I like to do each year. Making this DIY Joy Sign and putting it with some coastal decor makes a pretty vignette in our sun room.
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DIY Joy Sign and Coastal Christmas Decor
Putting this together was easy and there are a couple of ways it can be done. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters to use as a template for the garland, but you could also free hand them, or use sticker stencils.
Supply List for Coastal Joy Sign
- Rectangular Thrift Store Sign
- Laminated Burlap
- JOY Template
- Spray Adhesive
- Floral Wire Cutters
- Wired Garland Ties
- Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
I’m always finding ways to use those inexpensive thrift store signs that I often find at my local Goodwill. For this Joy sign, rather than painting it, I simply covered the writing on it with a piece of laminated burlap. I trimmed it to fit, leaving a little space on each side. I used spray adhesive to attach the burlap to the sign.
After making the templates using my Cricut for the J and Y, and attaching them to the burlap, I bent a piece of garland that I bought at Dollar Tree into a circle shape for the O and hot glued it in place.
To add to the coastal look, a small sea shell was glued to the garland.
I love this snowflake ribbon that I found at Dollar Tree. I used it for the scarves on my Melted Snowman craft, too. The ribbon is hot glued to the sign.
Using more of the Dollar Tree garland tie, I shaped it to cover the J and the Y on the sign. It’s also hot glued in place.
This was easy to put together and since I used Dollar Store items and a thrift store find, the cost was low, too!
I have a collection of Christmas Santas that I love displaying throughout the house during the holidays. This coastal Santa is a favorite. He’s sitting atop a small cabinet and the sign is above it on the wall.
Today, along with some of our blogging friends, we’re hosting a Happy Holidays Link Party. You’re invited to link up any crafts, diy projects, activities, recipes, and more that fall into a December holiday theme. The party is open from Nov 21- Dec 13. I hope you’ll join us!
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DIY Joy Sign Made with Garland