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Christmas Plaque Decor Because It’s the Season

This Christmas plaque is one of the quickest holiday projects I’ve ever done. Just grab a wood base, tissue paper, and Mod Podge. It’s easy!

This Christmas plaque is one of the quickest holiday projects I've ever done! Just grab a wood base, tissue paper, and Mod Podge. It's easy!

I 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 Christmas 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.

DIY Christmas Plaque

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

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

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

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Mod 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.

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Add Mod Podge over the top and let dry.

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Add 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).

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

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

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

Easy decoupage tis the season plaque

This Christmas plaque is one of the quickest holiday 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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