As a home blogger it almost feels shameful to admit, but there is something I must get off of my chest…
I am sooo not down with Christmas decor before Thanksgiving.
Now… holiday decor lingering into mid January(when there is nothing else going on anyhow)? I can certainly get behind that. But in the midst of autumn, I am still perfectly content with my gourds and pumpkin scented candles. Get your froufrou winter wonderland out of my face, basic b*tches. I really don’t appreciate that kind of societal pressure.
In all seriousness though, as a blogger, I do realize I have somewhat of an obligation to start pumping out the holiday content like yesterday. So here ya go, my fabulous friends.
Today I am sharing my first Christmas decor post of the season, in the form of a DIY modern (and of course irreverent) holiday art project.
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While I realize I most likely could have found a downloadable .pdf file of this “Jolly AF” typography somewhere on Etsy, I was in the mood for more of a tactile endeavor.
When I came across these self-adhesive letters (you can get them on Amazon by clicking here) in the craft store, I just couldn’t help myself. Letting my inner child take the lead, I thought some sticker play would be just what the soul needed- taking it all the way back to elementary school…
Just so happens, I had the perfect vessel for the sticker letters. In fact, a few weeks ago I had purchased a 16×20 poster frame from Target (impulse buy) which I hadn’t yet found a use for. I simply turned the filler poster over for the white background which I used to place the letters on. (You can buy the same frame here)
Before committing to anything, I cut out some of the letters and arranged them on top of the frame to see what the finished product would look like.
Once I was ready to commit, in order to get the letters somewhat even , I used a measuring tape as a general guide. Being that I am too ADHD to plot out every letter precisely, I just sort of winged it (added tip: pounding back a few Modelos helped me get over my need for perfection).
If you wish to be more conservative with your text, a simple “Ho Ho Ho” would also work well for this project.
Regardless, just be sure to have fun and don’t take it too seriously.
PS. If you already have your Christmas tree up and decorated, I still love you. You know I am only having a little fun..right? xoxo
Now get out there and design some good vibes, my friends.