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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holiday JOY Sign Tutorial - Dollar Store Crafting

Here I go again, more Dollar Tree Crafts!  I should really stay out of that place, I've gotten to where I only pay cash and then hide my finds when I get home so my hubby won't notice all the new craft supplies.  I guess when you think about it, it's not that bad
of an addiction, lol.        
One of our family traditions was to hang miniature candy canes on the             Christmas tree, so I've loved candy canes ever since.  Dollar Tree had a string of the most adorable plastic candy canes, and turned up side down they make a perfect "J".
  • Three small frames    
  • Candy cane ornament
  • Plastic ball ornaments
  • Beads
  • Ribbon
  • Decorative Christmas paper
  • Glue  

First spray paint the frames to your color of choice, I chose black because I thought it would make the color pop and it goes with my front den decor.  While the frames are drying cover the frames cardboard inset with your holiday themed paper, I used scrapbook paper that I already had on hand, but wrapping paper would work just great. Glue the little plastic candy cane down, oh tie a bow around it first.  Second cute the plastic ball Christmas ornament in 1/2, glue onto the second paper covered inset.  The lastly create a "Y" with various fun holiday beads on the third covered inset.

Once the frames are dry simply pop the decorated insets into them, and there you have it a very easy and inexpensive Christmas JOY sign!  So tell me what you think!

Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting!

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  1. Really loving this idea! So creative and inexpensive. Your project really caught my eye at Nifty Thrifty Sunday!

  2. Your right, we both have "Joy" on our minds. I really like yours. It really is creative and budget friendly. Thanks so much sharing at Sunday's Best.

  3. Wow i LOVE these! Great idea! I'm your newest follower and i'd love if you'd follow me back! I'm also having my first giveaway if you'd like to check it out!


  4. wow, you go girl! Love how creative you are with everyday objects! Fun decor item and so festive. The candy cane does make a great 'J', which is the intitial for my last name.

  5. It's super cute and to get it from the Dollar Store, you can't beat it:)

  6. Wow! This is quite an amazing transformation!!! I'm your newest follower!!!

    Hugs, Aimee @

  7. Such a lovely idea! Nice when you can do it so inexpensively. I love it:) I am a new follower!

  8. I love it! I need to make them!

  9. New follower from blog frog. I would love you to come over & follow back. Plus, I have a craft & recipe linky going on right now. Come link up your adorable craft!

  10. Love Dollar Tree! They make it affordable to craft. Your JOY turned out awesome. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best =)

  11. SO pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now! (also doing red for the holidays)

  12. Awesome, thanks for sharing this! I'd love to have you link up at Thanks again!

  13. Super cute craft idea! As addictions've got the best kind! I love the Dollar Tree too! I would love for you to share this at my party!

  14. Such a great idea... It is amazing how much money a person can spend at Dollar Tree (not that I am speaking from experience or anything!)
    Will definitely be bookmarking this to add to my crafty ideas!
    visiting from Tip Junkie

  15. I love this idea! It's such a cute display and I love how little money you spent to make it! I have a dollar store frame with three picture openings in it that I think would work great for this. Thanks for sharing your creativity. :)

  16. would love it if you could share this on my link party - Serenity Saturday - over at

    Natasha xxx

  17. Your joy sign was featured this week from Bedazzle Me Monday! Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Hope to see you again tomorrow :)

  18. Hi Alyssabeth, what a lovely job you did with the "JOY" sign. It is so pretty. Thank you for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris