UPDATE! I made these at Christmastime but I still love them and have some more beadboard cut to make something spring-y!
I loved these Joy Plaques on Shanty2Chic and wanted to give them a try for the holiday bazaar. I think the whole black and white and burlap is really pretty. But I had gotten a sheet of beadboard last time I was at the hardware store so I decided to use that instead of burlap.
Here is the first set I did. I used vinyl letters on the beadboard then hot glued them to the wood blocks and pounded in some upholstery tacks. I ended up not doing the candlestick thing because I didn't want to spend the money and time(it was a last minute addition to the lineup.)
I liked the black and white but I LOVE color and had an idea when I first started thinking about doing these to use a poinsetta for the "o". I took all the plastic off of the flower and hotglued it back together, adding a vintage looking pearl button. Then I glued it to the beadboard. Also under the beadboard I mod podged on some scrapbook paper. This is a really pretty green paper from the mistletoe line by Making Memories.
(sorry if its hard to tell I was taking pictures of these as I was wrapping them up at 11 pm!)
This one is my favorite even though it doesn't match my Christmas decorations. It is a paper I had in my stash that is aqua with red and cream on it. Its hard to describe but I love the whole combination!
(Click on the pictures to get a better idea!)
I painted these blocks red and used the black and white polka dot paper from the Mistletoe line. These were my mom's favorite. I must get my love of polka dots from her!
I'm giving Darin a break from cutting wood this week, but next week I'm gonna make another set, with the candlesticks I think. And I need to make some for my Mom for being such a HUGE help this past weekend. Let me know which ones you want Mama!
(EDITED) I'm linking these to DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land.