I love decorating for Christmas! That said, this year I have given myself permission to only get out the things from my Christmas bins that I TRULY LOVE. In years past I have felt like I owe it ALL of my Christmas decorations to get the out and force them into spaces around the house whether they look good there or not. So, needless to say, my Christmas decor this year is simpler and yet I really, really love each and every thing I’ve gotten out and tinkered with and froofed.
ANYWAY (sorry for the tangent), through this simplification process this year I’ve also come to realize how much little details matter. I want to get more bang from my buck/decorations so I’m looking for ways to add some visual bang, if you will. One area that was lacking a little was my kitchen. So today I’m sharing one of my favorite things I’ve made to date. And it’s just the littlest thing, you guys!
Here is my little Christmas Chipboard Letter Banner!
I have this frame above my cooktop and it definitely needed a little Christmas cheer. I saw these chipboard letters at Hobby Lobby and my wheels started turning…
Here’s how you can make one too!
STEP ONE: Figure out the space you want to put your banner in and cut your twine/ribbon/string to size. Lay out your letters to fit within that space. I realized I needed to stack the smaller lettering to make it fit and I love how it turned out! And I know it says WQRLD… the package only gave me ONE of each letter (wha?) so I had to do a craft hack and chop that Q’s tail off. When am I ever going to need a Q anyway? Never, that’s when.
STEP TWO: Using the teensiest little bit of hot glue, glue your smaller letters together.
STEP THREE & FOUR: Paint your letters as desired! I initally painted the with red craft paint but then they looked a little blah. I found my leftover shimmery red spraypaint from my Wood Wreath and gave them a shot of that. Just the look I was going for! Then carefully hot glue your letters along your twine/string/ribbon and hang up to enjoy!
I love the punch of red right there! I’m also thinking that I’m always going to need a banner of some kind right there from now on. It will be so boring without one (and if you’re worried about it being a fire hazard you needn’t be…I basically just boil water. 🙂 If it were a gas range I might re-think this).
Perfect detail in the perfect spot. Took me about 20 minutes to make. Not bad!
Happy Christmas Crafting!