Saturday, February 13, 2016

Holiday Sign - February's Handmade Christmas Blog Hop

Ok, I know it's early to be thinking about this but you've got to take action NOW!  Are you one who had big plans in the past for making handcrafted Christmas gifts only to realize your time has run out and you just can't complete all those wonderful gifts you had intended to make?  I'm here to help!

Follow along with twelve creative bloggers who have joined together for a 12 Month Christmas Blog Hop where one of us will be making a great gift for you to re-create each month!  Imagine, make one handcrafted gift a month for 2016 and by christmastime you'll be all set.  Isn't that terrific!

This past January, Millie of 2Crochet Hooks kicked off the Handmade Christmas Blog Hop with a cool No-Sew Fleece Blanket! And Pili @My Sweet Things  created an awesome Merry Christmas Sign using scrap wood table legs.  I'll be the one to make a gift for March, so please stay tuned.  In the meantime, did you notice my handcrafted gift holiday sign for February's blog hop. I'm so sorry that I didn't have an old table to dismantle, but I did have an unfinished blank sign, a roll of musical notes paper and some mod podge to put together a holiday gift inspired by Pili's sign!

Mine was quite easy to make and did I mention before I had everything I needed already?
Simply apply a layer of mod podge to the unfinished wood - I like to keep things simple and did not paint the wood - but if you're so incline, have at it! So, after coating the wood, gently lay the musical note paper down and smooth out and allow to dry.

Since the width of the sign is much larger than standard printer paper, I opted to print out the letters JOY, cut them out and glue on top using mod podge.

And would you believe I even had a roll of musical notes ribbon to make a cute bow to complete the look!

SCORE!  Two gifts down!

Be sure to check back in March with me, Gail @PurpleHues and Me for March's Handmade Christmas Blog Hop!

Handmade Christmas Blog Hop

An InLinkz Link-up

Have fun!


  1. totally awesome sign! love the unfinished wood, looks so great with the red Joy. And just perfect you had the music note ribbon! perfect gift for sure :)

  2. It is amazing!! I love you chose JOY for the sign, and the ribbon is the perfect addition! People will fight for that gift

  3. great ideas. Yes, I am one of those people who wait....LOL I love to be inspired. Love the cute sign Gail. Happy Valentine's Day.

  4. Your sign turned out amazing Gail! I love the ribbon. It's the perfect finishing touch.

  5. This is so exciting Gail. By the time December rolls around we are going to have a huge amount of gifts made. And I see the link above is starting to grow. I love the sign yu made, as I love all of your work. You are truly an original and work magic with whatever you happen to have at hand. I'm truly honored to be part of this blog hop.

  6. So cute! I love the musical ribbon!!

  7. My Nana's name is Joy, this just floods me with happy memories of her. Love the sheet music ribbon touch too!


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