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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Wall Hanging

I maaaay be going a little over board with all these Christmas decorations, but what can I say!?!?! I can't help it! I JUST LOVE THIS SEASON! So, hopefully this fun holiday craft will help feed you Christmas need for mooooore festive fun!

This simple wall hanging is a great decoration and super easy craft. All you need are...
Wood Holiday Shapes
Scrap Booking Paper
Wooden Pole
Wooden Head Beads Ends (optional)
Ribbon and/or Twine
Tools Needed - Sand paper & hot glue gun

To start this craft take your wooden shapes and start gluing them to your holiday scrap booking paper. Make sure you are gluing the shapes to the BACK of the paper, so the pattern will be face up on the shape. The best glue to use is aerosol/spray glue if you don't have that you can use Elmer's glue... just make sure that you use VERY LITTLE or else the paper will pucker on the wood. Buy a little extra paper so you can try again if you accidentaly use too much.

Once all the shapes are glued down, cut them out as best you can. Now take your sand paper and use it to help smooth out the jagged edges... this will really make them look professional. Now you should have all your pieces cut out and sanded.
At this point take your wooden letters, the pole, and the wooden ends and paint them the color of your choice. Once they are dried, hot glue your wooden letters onto your festive shapes.

Start cutting out your ribbon so you can attach it to your pole. If you are doing the Christmas ornaments like me you can thread the ribbon right on through those holes, but if you are doing Christmas trees or reindeers you can simply glue the ribbon to the back.
Now you can start hanging your shapes from the pole... I glued the ribbon to let them hang from the pole, you can glue them directly onto the pole if you like or simply tie a knot and hang them from the pole as well. When all your shapes are nice and hung you can now hot glue the wooden ball ends onto the pole.... this step is optional, these balls just help to give a more professional/completed feel.

With all of the steps completed, you now just need to tie some ribbon or twine to help you hang the whole thing on the wall. I tried ribbon, but thought it looked a little much, so I switched to twine and loved it.

The whole project ran me about $10-$12... depending on how nice of paint and paper you buy. But this only took me a couple hours and turned out fairly nice. What I really love about it, is that I can totally use this for other holiday ideas too. It will be fun to make one for Halloween and Valentines... but maybe I should just worry about one holiday at a time :)


  1. That is super cute! I love a little extra holiday cheer!

  2. That is really cute and looks easy enough to make. I amy have to try it!

  3. That is a really cute idea. I'll have to remember that for next year when I hopefully have a little more sanity (feeding a baby every three hours day and night has made me into a bit of a zombie) :o)

  4. I'm totally doing this! I think I'll do one for valentines day.

  5. Man, I wish I were as creative and crafty as you!

  6. That is awsome. I am storeing that idea away for later

  7. I wish I would have seen this earlier. I teach 3 year olds and it would have been adorable in our classroom. Maybe next year!

  8. Great idea..! I will try to make a Christmas wall hanging my own.

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