Welcome to Christmas in July Part 2! Last week I shared how to make a fun Christmas decoration with you and today I’m sharing another one. Why?Mainly because I couldn’t decide which one to share last week! So, I made two.
They made the cutest Christmas present craft.
I could not resist making one of my own!
As I watched the live, I knew while I didn’t have the supplies to make one like they did, I did have a few other things on hand that I felt would make a cute one.
I started with an 8″ x 13″ piece of unfinished lumber.
Paint the wooden plaque black.
I took a 12″ x 12″ piece of scrapbook paper and cut it to fit the painted board.
Making sure that the paper would wrap around both ends of the board.
Everyone knows that a perfectly wrapped present is covered on all sides!
Next, I gave the board a generous coat of Mod Podge, placing the scrapbook paper on top of the glue, gently rubbing it to adhere and get rid of all of the air bubbles.
Once that was done, I added an even coat of Mod Podge to the paper covered board.
Now that we have the base of the present finished it’s time to add the lid to the top of the present.
After trying out several papers, I chose a red with white polk-a-dot paper.
I cut a 2″ x 10″ strip and Mod Podged it to a paint stir stick.
( not sure if “podged” is a word, but I’m running with it!)
Once the glue was dry, I hot glued the stir stick to the top of the black and white board.
Now, it is time to embellish the my Christmas present!
Brooke and Stacey added tiny wreaths, jingle bells, ribbon and a tag to their gifts.
I didn’t have a tiny wreath but I did have this large roll of small garland.
Which made a perfect small wreath!
I simply wrapped the garland around a can of spray paint a couple of times to form the wreath.
Then, for a little glam, I added a strand of tiny red berries my wreath.
Next, I tied two of jingle bells to each end of a piece of twine.
Once I had both the wreath and the bells put together, I glued them to the top of the present.
Every present needs a pretty bow!
Using scrap pieces of ribbon, I added this bow, gluing it right on top of the twine holding the wreath and jingle bells.
Now it was actually starting to look like a present!
The last thing I always put on my gifts is a tag.
I had a few small wooden tags lying around.
After painting one white, I addressed it with a black sharpie pen.
My Christmas present is complete!
I love this project simply because it is so versatile and can be adapted to any decor or theme.
That’s my kind of Christmas decoration!
Now that Christmas in July Part 2 is in the books, I think I’m ready to get back to a few summer projects.
Although I have to say that a little bit of Christmas in July sure is fun!
Until next time….
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