NOEL Word Art

Holidays · Printables · December 6, 2010
How to make your own NOEL Word Art! Super easy and cheap! Paper mache letters and some rustoleum makes for great decor!
YAY for SWAPS!!
I’m uber excited for this one, because I LOVE
all the fun craftiness found over at Craftily Ever After.
Jessica has so many great ideas and has a
TON of FREE PRINTABLES (and we all know how much I love printables!!)
We are swapping today so be sure to check out her blog to see
my tutorial for a Christmas Paper Centerpiece.
Now, I’ll turn the time over to Jessica…
Hi all of Lil Luna’s friends! I’m Jessica from Craftily Ever After and I’m so glad to be blog-swapping with Kristyn today! Her style is fantastic! I first found her blog through a link to the temple blocks she made, and now that’s the cousin-gift my baby will be giving this year for Christmas! Kristyn’s awesome ideas have continued to inspire me so I am thrilled to be taking over her blog for the day.
If you’re anything like me, you have Pottery-Barn taste on a garage-sale budget. So when I saw this fabulous bit of word art a few weeks back, I immediately knew I would have to recreate it.
Here is Pottery Barn’s version, for $80:
How to make your own NOEL Word Art! Super easy and cheap! Paper mache letters and some rustoleum makes for great decor!

Here is my version of the NOEL Word Art, almost twice as big, and for $60 less!

How to make your own NOEL Word Art! Super easy and cheap! Paper mache letters and some rustoleum makes for great decor!

First I gathered my letters. These ones are from Joann’s. I got the huge paper mache ones they sell because I knew I was putting it in our living room with the vaulted ceiling. They’re about two feet tall each.

How to make your own NOEL Word Art! Super easy and cheap! Paper mache letters and some rustoleum makes for great decor!
I got each letter for $4.99 with coupons, except for the N which had a little damage.
How to make your own NOEL Word Art! Super easy and cheap! Paper mache letters and some rustoleum makes for great decor!
 So they gave me that one for 75% off. $2.50! Score! The damage doesn’t show a bit. To stick the letters together, I knew I had to use my trusty E-6000 glue, which takes 24 hours to cure, and has to have something applying pressure to it to hold it in place for that time. Since I have the patience of a flea that was not going to work. Instead, I first applied the E-6000,
How to make your own NOEL Word Art! Super easy and cheap! Paper mache letters and some rustoleum makes for great decor!
and then squeezed hot glue in between the E-6000 globs. The hot glue dried immediately and held it together while the other stuff dried. This way I could keep right on working!
How to make your own NOEL Word Art! Super easy and cheap! Paper mache letters and some rustoleum makes for great decor!

Next is my favorite part- the spray paint. Pottery Barn’s wall art has a hand-pounded bronze finish. To mimic that, I used Rust-oleum’s Hammered Finish Bronze.
How to make your own NOEL Word Art! Super easy and cheap! Paper mache letters and some rustoleum makes for great decor!

It gives it a cool metal-y looking sheen and texture. And the texture hides imperfections, like in the top of my ‘N’.

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How to make your own NOEL Word Art! Super easy and cheap! Paper mache letters and some rustoleum makes for great decor!

All done! As soon as the paint dried I plopped it up on the shelf and the glue cured as it was displayed. Multi-tasking decoration!

How to make your own NOEL Word Art! Super easy and cheap! Paper mache letters and some rustoleum makes for great decor!
Thanks so much for having me, Kristyn! 🙂
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And thanks for swapping, Jessica.
Be sure to check out Craftily Ever After for some amazing inspiration!
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DIY Lighted Christmas Star Tutorial { lilluna.com } Super fun way to add some sparkle!
How to make this super cute Washi Tape Monogram Ornament. Easy to make & few supplies needed. This would make a great gift!
Advent Christmas Tree! The kids will love this! { lilluna.com } Bright & colorful and the kids get a little treat as they pull the numbers off!
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JC's Loft

That is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Paula

poindextr

completely adorable!

DibWoman

You are amazing! Great ideas! Thanks!

wig4usc

Love it! I haven't seen those letters at J's, I'll look next time I go!

The Bonjour Four

wow! awesome! it looks great

Sara {Sara's Closet}

LOve this!!! so cost effective and easy to do. great job =)

Michaela

Loving this Noel word art…so fun and an easy craft to spice things up (:

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