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Monday, November 28

DIY Christmas Decor: Marble and Gold Letters


So, I told you marble contact paper was addicting. 

Last week was Thanksgiving, and despite the contentions and deep divides around us, I hope you had peace around your Thanksgiving dinner table, and you were able to be truly grateful for those with you and your many blessings.

I think "peace" is especially applicable this Christmas season. As Advent begins, the season of expectant waiting, it's a reminder that the Prince of Peace did come to this world as a baby, and live with us. He's the Healer, and ultimate King.

Also, I'm writing this post before Thanksgiving, and I may or may not be listening to Christmas music. Ok, I'm definitely listening to Christmas music. 

Have you seen the Christmas decorations at Target? I fell in love with the marble Christmas trees. Marble matches everything, and is so classy.

I took that marble idea, and expanded on it for these marble and gold letters!
You'll Need: 


Step 1: Fold your contact paper so that right sides are together, like it is in the image above. 


Step 2: Then trace and cut out your letters. You may need to use a craft knife to cut out some shapes, depending on what letters you choose. "JOY" would have been a bit easier!


Step 3: Peel and stick the contact paper letters to the cardboard letters. Smooth out any bubbles under the surface. This part is the most fun!


Step 4: Paint the edges of the letters gold. I'd tried to use my copper contact paper, but without success. Paint is much easier, and I love the finished result!





Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's now acceptable for me to take down my fall decorations and bust out the Christmas stuff. These will find a new home on my mantle. 


(And if you like that painting ... I made that too, and I can post a tutorial for that also. The premise behind it is so easy, anyone could do it.)

So bust out the Christmas music with no shame, and get to spreading that Christmas cheer! Peace on earth, good will to men!