As usual, I am running behind on completing tasks. My attention is easily diverted on normal days, and it’s even worse during the Christmas season. Our cottage is decorated (minimally), but I haven’t gone around to take photos and share them here on my blog. Perhaps I’ll get that done in the next week, perhaps not! No promises. It’s all about priorities, right?
Despite being pulled in many different directions, I managed to recently get a quick décor-crafting project completed. And it’s good for the entire winter season, not just for Christmas!
First of all, I ordered some 9½” letters from the JoAnns online store a couple of months ago. These are ¼” thick and made of MDF composite. It was even better that the letters were on sale.
Other supplies included a can of white spray paint, a cardboard nail file to smooth out some of the edges of the MDF letters, and a package of Command Velcro strips used for picture hanging.
Painting was the most time-consuming part of the project. I sprayed the letters outdoors and used cardboard to protect the grass. Two coats were sufficient. Hints: Note the wind direction and stand upwind of the paint spray. Also, make sure you are painting the right side of the letters. Just saying…
After the paint is completely dry, then affix the Command Velcro strips on the back of the letters per the packaging directions. The letters don’t weigh much, so one or two Velcro strips for each one is sufficient.
You can drive yourself crazy on measuring the distance between the “SNOW” letters, but I threw caution to the wind and just eyeballed their placement. And I didn’t have to worry about them being level because I nestled the bottom edge up against window molding. This photo shows what the completed project looks like in our great room! (That’s our screen porch on the other side of the window.)
And when I’m ready to take the decoration down a few months from now, the Command strips will come off the wall without leaving any nail holes.
Now that you see how easy it is, are you inspired to try a decorative word project of your own?