A while ago, I showed you my little chipboard letter art project…
Clearly intoxicated by the enticing craft store environment, I unknowingly bought a set of two canvasses for that project instead of one, and I still had more chipboard letters left, so I was practically required to make another version of this, right? REQUIRED.
Here’s my Christmasy take on it:
I slathered a bunch of blue and black acrylic paint on the canvas first, then found this little wooden nativity ornament from Joann for like 80 cents…
It originally had a little star shape coming out of the top, so we snipped that off, then flipped it over to the other side and spray-painted it white. I attached it to the canvas with hot glue, because that’s extra artsy and legit.
I set my letters on the canvas to get an idea of placement, but before I stuck them on, I handwrote the “adore” with a metallic paint pen.
Dear metallic paint pen: where have you been all my life? Now that I’ve drawn with one, I’m constantly on the lookout for surfaces that need metallic writing. Crafts, gift wrap, small children.
The chipboard letters were white to start with, and maybe that seemed too stark against the navy background – or maybe I just had a metallic paint pen addiction – but I painted them silver too, then stuck ‘em on.
And that’s it! I hung it on this little wall between the kitchen and living room, and I’ve enjoyed having the daily reminder about tiny infant Jesus, about reverence for that moment when he split history in two and stepped out of heaven to become Savior of the world – God in man.
Unnecessary story: If you ask Weston what Christmas is all about, he says, “Widdle baby JESUS!” Then you ask him, “What about Jesus?” He says, “Born in a manger! Wif MEWWY.” (With Mary). It’s kind of adorable.
But if you get cocky, you might start to think “We are incredible parents. We’re knocking this parenting thing out of the park,” so you might ask him, “Who is the Savior of the world?” If you ask him that, he’ll say: “Baby sister!” Clearly we still have some work to do. Also need to work on setting expectations about exactly how awesome his little sister will be.
P.S.: I made a new version of this! Check it out here.
P.P.S.: Check out these other holiday craft ideas!