These letters hang on the wall in our living room to remind us of this philosophy. They're not Christmas-y because they're in our regular living room colors. So, I wanted to dress 'em up a little for a sparkly piece over the mantel. I used our letters (JOY), a corkboard, gold wrapping paper, tinsel and bows.
I cut a piece of paper bigger than the board and for some reason I really wanted the edges to be crinkly so I crinkled 'em.
I stapled tinsle all around the edge.
To attach my letters, I used tacky-tack. Y'know, the yellow stretchy stuff that feels like old gum. It's supposed to be the subject of the pic below on the left but the ding-dang camera kept focusing on the background!! I also used straight pins for a little more support. No matter that the pins stuck out a bit as they won't be seen from a distance.
Then I embellished with bows I bought at the dollar store.
I hung it over the mantel and it looks great!
JOY; if you practice it, you'll have it!