I'm also linking up to Heidi's Craft Challenge, so make sure to check that out as well!
Warning...if you know me in real life, you may want to skip this one - I may be showing your gift in this post, and you wouldn't want to ruin the surprise!
I want more Christmas decor, but I don't want to spend the money. So I decided to put something together with stuff I already had. I started with this beautiful calendar of artwork of the Savior by Simon Dewy. His stuff is gorgeous.
I took the picture from the month of December. Isn't it a beautiful rendering of the baby Jesus?
I trimmed the border from the picture, then took a piece of MDF board that I had spray painted brown. Centered the picture and applied with Mod Podge. A couple more layers of Mod Podge for good measure, and now I just need to get an easel for it! It's going on my fireplace.
Next up, ANOTHER variation on the letter blocks. This one simpler and smaller.
Got my Christmas paper...picked a couple that I liked.
I cut them down to fit my 2x4 scraps, which I had painted green. I found these 4 packs of small letters for 77 cents each at Roberts. Spray painted them red. Added some glitter because you know my motto. C'mon girls, say it with me..."Everything's Better With Glitter!"
I mod podged the paper onto the 2x4's, glued the letters onto the front, embellished with some tulle and mini pine cones, and VOILA!!!