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The non-traditional way of decorating your wall for Christmas! I love everything about this wall art. Can you believe it's made from foam core boards and duct tape? Try it yourself! Supplies: 5 foam core boards in any color Acrylic paint Paint brush Scotch® Color & Pattern Duct Tape Command strips Instructions: 1. Start by taping two of the foam core boards together, to create one long (horizontal) piece. Use tape on both the front and the back to keep it secure. Repeat this process with two more foam core boards and the leave the last of the five boards by itself. 2. On one of the larger, taped together boards, paint the word ‘merry’ in cursive (you want to make sure the letters are connected to each other). Make sure to fill in the width of the letters to a decent size – you’ll be cutting this out, so you don’t want it to be too thin. Then, repeat this process with the word ‘bright’ on the remaining large taped together board. And use the solo board to paint the word ‘and’. *Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you don’t like your own handwriting, ask a friend if they wouldn’t mine doing this step for you. I had my designer bud Jordan paint the words for me after I taped the foam core sections together because I love her cursive lettering so much. Way better than mine, that’s for sure. 3. Once the paint is completely dry, it’s time to cut it out. I used a very sharp Xacto knife and it was really easy. Just make sure you have a very sharp cutting knife or box cutter so you don’t have to overexert yourself (plus it will cut more smoothly). 4. Once the three words have been cut out, it is time to start wrapping them. To conserve tape, I cut small pieces off of the roll, all the same length, and wrapped each piece around from the front to the back (leaving some of the back uncovered, since you won’t see it anyway). Cover each word completely with this process. 5. Now, all you have to do is attach something to the back of each word (like Command strips), and you are ready to hang!
This is adorable. It'd be even more adorable if it was green and red, but maybe I'm just a Christmas color purist. :P
I'm already done decorating my walls for this Christmas, but I will use this method to hang some of my favorite quotes. Thanks!
I'm a non-traditionalist. I'd add some silver or gold glitter...
@danidee I know what you mean. Red and green is too iconic for me, so if I were to make this more festive I'll go with red and gold. Just a personal preference!