Remember how I said I had promised my husband I was done decorating for Christmas and making Christmas related crafts. Well, I may have lied. Not completely though. Back in.... October maybe (?) Sometime anyway, I bought two of those little wooden plaques at JoAnn's. The first was for this project.
The second one I had plans for. I had seen all these cute Christmas printables and I was going to put my own spin on one. Like there was one I loved that said Jingle Bell time, is a swell time. I loved it. It was super cute. That's a lot of words to paint though. So I had kind of tabled the project for a while.
Then I came across the Merry & Bright mantle last week. And I was in love. I loved the confetti canvases and I may have already tried those out. And I loved the Merry and Bright canvas with the lights poking through but I didn't really have a great place for it. On Monday I realized I just wasn't thinking outside the box enough. I didn't really have to recreate the Merry & Bright canvas for it to be fabulous. I could work with what I had. So last night I whipped my plaque back out. I'd already put a couple of coats of silver paint on the whole thing. Then I'd come back and painted the face a shimmery white because I thought I was going to do something different. Well, the white worked out perfectly. I printed out the words "Merry & Bright" in a pretty font. Then I just taped that to my plaque. I traced around the letters using as much pressure as I could. That gave me an outline to fill in with my gold paint. I was super pleased with how it turned out.
It was kind of hard to take pictures of since all the paint I used was kind of shimmery. But I was so happy with how it turned out.