I always love to deck the halls with DIY projects – it’s more personal and less expensive than buying everything new.
And this year, I decided to finally make myself a NOEL sign inspired by the Pottery Barn version, but with a NewlyWoodwards twist.
I picked up the letters at Michaels.
They were all white, except the L which was black with white polka dots. I figured it didn’t matter since I was going to paint them anyhow. I was looking to attach them quickly and simply. Enter staple gun. It worked surprisingly well. Although it took a few tries. The back isn’t pretty but it is held together nicely.
After covering the letters in a coat of turquoise paint from my basement paint store, they looked pretty great. I attached them with fishing line to a thrifted frame that was also stored away in my basement. It was originally a wood tone, but I like it painted white.
I think it gives me a pop of nice color to the red front door. I also like it because I can always display it elsewhere, sans frame, if the mood strikes.
While we’re outside, I’ll show you this year’s simple exterior decorations. The garland usually adorns the fence, but our new railings were begging me to decorate them. The bows were pew bows from our wedding. And the two poinsettia arrangements were on the alter at our wedding. Winter wedding for the win.
The other simple little project was adding a little cheer to our fence planters. Our friend Pam has a few big evergreen trees and she let me cut some clippings. A little pine, a little spruce, a little holly.