Cheap and Easy Christmas Joy Craft

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You can make my cheap and easy Christmas joy craft by using mostly Dollar Tree supplies. This project is such an inexpensive and cute Christmas craft idea!

Dollar Tree dry erase easels, festive wrapping paper, and J-O-Y letters are the main items for creating this whimsical and unique Joy sign decor. It is truly so simple and easy to make, so follow along to see how to make my Christmas craft.

I’ve joined along with 8 other bloggers this month to share our Christmas crafts with y’all, so be sure to click their blog links, located at the end of my post, to see what they’ve created!

CHEAP AND EASY CHRISTMAS JOY CRAFT

the completed cheap and easy christmas joy craft project

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

All supplies can be purchased at the Dollar Tree. If any items aren’t in stock you can resort to any craft supply store.

I ended up having to purchase my letters from the Christmas ornament section of Walmart. I cut off the hangers and filled in the holes with spackle.

  • 3 dry erase easels
  • wrapping paper
  • J-O-Y letters
  • craft paint
  • Mod Podge
  • artist paint brush
  • sponge paint brush
  • plastic shopping bag
  • glue gun or E-6000
  • sand paper
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • ruler
supplies needed to complete the cheap and easy christmas joy craft

HOW TO MAKE THE CHRISTMAS JOY CRAFT

PREPARE THE EASELS:

STEP 1:

  • Sand the front of the easels to roughen up the slick surface.

STEP 2:

  • Cut a big section of wrapping paper from the roll.
  • Place each easel face down on the paper and trace around the front board portion.
  • Cut out each piece of paper you have traced.
  • Very carefully and lightly roll your paper pieces in the opposite way of the curl.

STEP 3:

  • Use the foam brush to apply a light but complete coat of Mod Podge to the front of the easels.
  • Carefully position the paper onto the easel. Start aligning the paper from one long edge, pressing the paper towards the opposite side.

TIP: After laying the paper down, I immediately use a plastic shopping bag to smooth the paper to get rid of any bubbles.

3 easels with paper for the cheap and easy christmas craft

PREPARE THE LETTERS:

STEP 1:

  • If using letters that are not wood or paper mache, like I did, you may need to sand each letter to roughen the surface.

STEP 2:

  • Paint each letter with craft paint. Depending upon what your letters are made of, you may need to paint up to 3 coats for full coverage. Let dry in between each coat.
painted joy letters for the cheap and easy christmas craft

STEP 3:

  • Attach the letters to the easels using glue. I preferred using E-6000 compared to hot glue because the hot glue dried too quickly before I could evenly position my letters.

The last step is attaching the pom pom embellishments with glue and then standing back to admire your cheap and easy Christmas joy craft!

graphic saying pin for later
pinterest image saying cheap and easy joy sign christmas craft with a picture of completed project

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE MY DIY DOLLAR TREE CHRISTMAS DECOR

diy dollar tree christmas decor

NOW, CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE 8 MORE CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEAS!

christmas crafts blog hop

Meet Your Co-Hosts:

Beverly | Across the Blvd
Gail | Purple Hues and Me
T’onna | Sew Crafty Crochet
Marci | Stone Cottage Adventures
Michele | Coastal Bohemian
Allyson | Southern Sunflowers
Julie | Sum of Their Stories
Terri | Christmas Tree Lane
Vicky | Vicky Myers Creations

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW:

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Veneer Wood Edging Christmas Star

Crochet Christmas Table Runner

Re-vamping Old Ornaments for New Theme

Copper Pickup Truck with Christmas Tree

Upcycled Cotton Reel Table Place Setting

Christmas Star Crafts

Mason Jar Christmas Candles

Cheap and Easy Christmas Joy Craft

Sharing my Christmas JOY Craft at the these fabulous blogs!

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10 thoughts on “Cheap and Easy Christmas Joy Craft”

  1. Thanks, Gail, glad you like my J-O-Y craft. I was in my local Dollar Tree yesterday and bought a few items to make Valentine’s Day crafts.

  2. ooo this is super cute and I love that the supplies came from Dollar Tree. I always feel like I can try things from there as I won’t mess up a ton of money.

  3. T’onna, I love the wrapping paper, too. When I saw it I just knew that it would work out for a future project. Sorry for the late reply!

  4. Terri, I feel the same way about if I screw up that I’m not out a lot of money! Glad you think my craft is cute. Sorry for the late reply!

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