Last week I showed you my vintage baking pan shadow boxes, and I had to find something to do with their removable bottoms.
Here’s what I came up with… an easy peasy Joy banner.
Just like with my shadow boxes I didn’t want to damage the bottoms in any way so I used Gorilla tape to join the 3 bottoms together with jute twine. I’m really loving this jute twine lately. I’m just using it all over the place.
I printed out the word JOY on regular paper, with each letter the size to fit each bottom.
I traced the letters onto cardboard and spray painted them red.
Then I wrapped some lace ribbon around each letter, gluing just the beginning and end. Then all I needed were some craft magnets from the dollar store. I glued those on too, making sure that some of the glue was on the cardboard under the lace.
This is such an easy and quick way to pretty up some cardboard letters.
I attached a bow at the top, used a pair of vintage clip earrings at the joins, and added a dangle from my Christmas decorations.
I already had these things in my stash.
After Christmas I can just take it apart and make it into something else, or just change the word and the decorations. Who knows? Not even me.
The one thing I don’t like about this time of year is that it’s dark at 5:30 when I get home from work. This makes for less than fabulous picture taking in the evenings, and I just can’t leave everything for the weekends.
But I’m sure you get the idea. It’s much brighter in person.
Sprinkle a little joy somewhere today… and smile!