Tuesday, December 2, 2014

NOEL Letters from Scrap Wood and a Grapevine Wreath

A friend asked me if I could use a few small grapevine wreaths that she was getting rid of.
They had some decorations on them and I figured I could make something out of them, 
so I said yes.
They've been hanging out in my craft stash for a while now 
and I finally decided what I could use them for.
They would be perfect as the "O" in a word.
I decided to make the word NOEL.
I was thinking about JOY, but wasn't sure if I could cut the curve in the J very well.
I found a scrap 1"x6" pine board and drew the letters N, E and L onto the board.
The wreaths are 8" in diameter, so I made the letters 8" tall.

I cut the letters out using a band saw.
I actually made 3 sets of the letters because I had 3 grapevine wreaths and enough scrap wood.

I sanded the rough edges and gave the letters a few coats of red paint.

After the paint was dry, I sanded the edges again to give the letters a distressed look.

Then I removed the decorations from the grapevine wreaths, added them to the wood letters 
and the word NOEL was complete.

I was thinking that in February I could make a "V" and use the L, E and wreath
 to spell the word LOVE for a Valentines vignette.

What do you think?

I have a set on my mantle. I took a set to my booth and I have a set available in my Etsy shop here.

I hope your Christmas season is off to a great start so far.
'til next time,
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  1. Love this! Love the color of the wooden letters too! :-)

    Have a happy week, Adinba...

    1. Thank you Sherri! You know I love red too :)

  2. love these adina so festive xx

  3. Everything you do on your blog is cute, Adina! Glad I stopped by.