Easy Tis the Season Christmas Plaque Decor

Easy decoupage tis the season plaqueI have had this wood Christmas ornament shape in my stash for years. It was getting a little ridiculous that I hadn’t used it yet, so I thought this year was the perfect time to remedy the situation. Actually what happened is that I told myself if I didn’t use it this year, I would have to give it away. So this ’tis the season plaque was created! It’s hanging on my door actually, and what I love about it is that it was made very quickly. You can do this with any wood shape – it doesn’t have to be an ornament. Here’s how I made it.

Gather These Supplies

  • Wood ornament shape
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Acrylic paint – white
  • Tissue paper in a holiday theme
  • Adhesive glitter letters
  • Christmas embellishments – holiday leaves, brads
  • Baker’s twine or ribbon
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Craft glue

IMG_2836Trace the wood shape on the back of the tissue paper using the pencil.

IMG_2848Cut out just inside the line with the scissors and trim to fit.

IMG_2837Paint your wood shape with the white paint. You don’t HAVE to do this, but I always do so that the paper “pops.”

IMG_2868Mod Podge your wood shape and smooth down the tissue paper. You probably want to use a brayer just because tissue paper is fussy and it tends to wrinkle. Let dry for 15 – 20 minutes.

IMG_2875Add Mod Podge over the top and let dry.

IMG_2878Add your letters! I made sure that mine were adhesive so that I didn’t have to do any extra gluing (though you can glue down if necessary).

IMG_2879Add your holly leaves with glue. Aren’t the velvet leaves FUN.

IMG_2882Add brads or buttons on top of the holly leaves for berries.

IMG_2892Poke holes through (where the holes were) and then thread baker’s twine to hang.

Easy decoupage tis the season plaqueThis is one of the quickest Christmas projects I’ve ever done. I love it! There’s a Who-ville element to it with the large ornament shape, but with some added glitter and velvet. Elvis would be proud (Burnin’ Love Elvis, anyway). Happy Holidays!

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