It’s been a hot minute since I posted anything new here on the blog and I thought this DIY Joy sign was a great way to finish up all of my seasonal Christmas projects. In all honesty haven’t had a ton of time to spend on very many projects since opening the shoppe.
This project blossomed out of the need to clear my mind and the word “Joy” was the first word that came to mind. Just this past Friday, December 10th our small town of Mayfield. KY was completely devastated by high-end, monster EF‑4 tornado. After seeing the devastation in the town I call home, Joy has been hard to come by, quite honestly. Lives were lost, homes are gone and the joy that usually comes with the Christmas season is overshadowed by grief, guilt and confusion.
It is during these times that I personally like to lean in to those things that feel normal. Crafting with my friends over on Facebook today was exactly what y heart needed to spark a little joy and remind me of the hope that binds. I grabbed a a thrifted sign I found at a local thrift store a few weeks ago for only $3 and dug out a cute little $1 candle ring I had stashed in last years Christmas crafting supplies.
The candle ring made the perfect letter “O” for this DIY sign and it made it feel super cheery for the season. I simple attached it to the sign with hot glue and shaped the letters J and Y with some crafting rope.
Here is a list of basic crafting supplies to complete your own version of this project.
- Small sign or board (even a piece of cardboard or an old frame will work here, just get creative)
- Crafting rope (I had some left from a previous project)
- Small candle ring or mini wreath
- Hot Glue
I styled this JOY sign with some of my favorite pillar candles from Roost and Restore Home right in the entryway! It’s always good to remember, even if the piece is simple it’s the styling that brings all of the cozy factors together.
I hope you founds as much joy from this DIY Christmas project as I did making it! I would love for you to grab your coffee and spend some time enjoying some of the other fun (and thrifty) projects I have here o the blog! It is my hope that you will feel like you have stepped into my home and you leave feeling inspired to look at the things around you in a new light. Look for ways you can add joy to your home today. Even if it is as simple as making something with your own hands.