Christmas Card Idea turned Christmas Decor

I had this idea for our family Christmas cards this year. I wanted to do the J-O-Y paper mache letters and add the wording “to the world” to the card to quote one of my favorite Christmas songs. 
First, I got J, O and Y in the 24″ paper mache letters from JoAnns, some gold glitter and some regular Elmer’s school glue. 
Next, I took the glue and squirted it out over the front face of the letter. Then, I used a foam brush to spread it evenly all over the front. Next, glitter it up! I thought I needed a ton of glitter but it actually covered really well and I didn’t need near as much as I thought. I really loved how they turned out! 
Then, I had a friend take some photos of my little family and made our Christmas card! I’m actually quite proud of it because in my 6 1/2 years of marriage, I’ve never sent out a Christmas card! Gasp!!!
What do you think!?  (Yes, my 25 week belly is poking out from under my cardigan!)
The letters then sat in the back of my car for about a week or so until I began gathering ideas for my Christmas decor. I had a thought to hang the letters up on the wall. For fun, I held it up above the tv and fell in love with it. 
I also used Savannah’s collection of vintage hand painted signs as inspiration for my own sign. 

and…. here it all is! I’m so glad I found a spot to hang my JOY letters. Soon, I’ll show you some more of my Christmas decor for 2012.

I really love it and so happy my letters aren’t still sitting in my car or closet! haha! What do you think!? Is your Christmas decor in the works??
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19 Responses to Christmas Card Idea turned Christmas Decor

  1. Sherry says:

    Adorable picture. I love how they look on the wall too. Great idea!

  2. Jen says:

    I’m in love with those ideas! LOVE!

  3. LOVE this :) may have to copy you! I was going to skip cards this year in my effort to simplify but am now rethinking…your family is beautiful. What a treasure…

  4. I absolutely adore the photo and the use of the letters in your living room! Your space looks fab! :)

  5. This is super cute! I am going to the craft store today! I guess I will be picking up some big letters… Your family is so beautiful! Congrats!

  6. brook says:

    Your home is adorable! Thanks for the Christmas decor inspiration. I also LOVE how you decorated your Christmas tree!

  7. Abbey D. says:

    Oh my gosh…that’s adorable and you look AMAZING!!!!

  8. I think you are absolutely gorgeous!!!! And your family is beautiful! So glad I get to call you my sister! :) I can’t WAIT to get your Christmas card in the mail! Hug those boys for me! XOXO!


  9. runtspickins says:

    What a beautiful family picture!! I have been wanting to do Christmas photo cards for a couple years no but time always gets away from me or I find that it’s just not in the budget. I love your card though, it’s very pretty! You have a beautiful family!

  10. Reenie says:

    What a cute idea. Love the photos… beautiful family.

  11. Grey says:

    Super cards! It all looks great!

  12. those three letters are so adorable: both as a photo prop AND on the wall!
    You are amazing!

    hugs x

  13. Sunday says:

    Very cute family, card and letters! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Whitney says:

    What program did you use to make your cards in? Or did you order them from another company? LOVE this idea!

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  16. Sherry says:

    Just curious what you used to hand them? Thanks!

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