Merry + Bright Rustic Christmas Wall Art

I live for Christmas, like collect all year, live.
Sing Christmas songs way too early and far too late each year kind of live.
Every day I bring some old and some new things out to enjoy throughout 
the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, my pulse beats a little faster.
Visions of orange rolls and homemade fudge are dancing in my head.
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a fun-filled glitter-covered time of year,
while we watch the forecast a hope for snow.

We might have to head for the mountains to see it, and settle for rain here in
the valley, but the rain can’t dampen my spirits.
I have a turkey to thaw out and Christmas lights to check.
A wreath to finish and sweet potatoes to fluff.
So while the sweet potatoes are a baking,
here is what I am working on…

I started by using an already finished piece of wood that I had stained in a grey stain
this summer.  I looked through all of my mason jars and rings, and found enough regular
and wide mouth rings to spell out my phrase.
I found some very pretty and realistic wood grain scrap book paper at JoAnn’s.  By
tracing each canning ring and cutting them out, I was able to insert them and glue into
place to form a backing for each letter.

From there, I used a dab of hot glue on the back of each letter and attached it to the 
wood grain paper.  I attached each ring with a few dots of hot glue around the back 
edge of each ring, and glued in place.  A couple hooks, and picture hanging wire
created a sturdy picture hanger for the back.  This way I can use it on a shelf or 
hanging up.  The ornaments a Dollar Tree ornaments strung on jute twine.

{more DIY Christmas ideas from twelveOeight}

To see how I made these Christmas hurricane lamps 
and silver leaf stand click HERE

Make a Candy Cane Canning Jar Wreath
find the instructions HERE 

How to make Hand & Body Scrub
recipe HERE

My Favorite Eggnog Bread Recipe
click HERE

What are your plans for the week of Thanksgiving? Lots of eating, shopping, 
decorating (I just revealed my plans!) I cannot wait to see what you have been
up to as well!

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  1. OH I LOVE this project! It turned out so great…love the scrapbooking paper idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. There are no words for how much I LOVE this! Pinning it as soon as I submit this comment. I will never look at canning jar lids the same way again. Genius!

    – Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body (

  3. WOW! this is beautiful Tanya, you did a great job 🙂 I love it very much and the wood grain scrap book paper looks so real. The addition of the tree ornaments is a good idea too 🙂

  4. I love this Tanya! Christmas decorations are definitely my fave. I'd love for you to come link up at A Handmade Holiday Link Party that is going on right now on my blog. Hope to see you there!

  5. LOVE it neighbor!!!

  6. Tanya, this is awesome! I thought that was real wood in there until I read it was paper! I really, really LOVE this!

  7. Tanya, so cute!!! Love the rustic look. Just love it.

  8. I really love this idea! It has that warm and charming look that I try to find for things in our house during the holidays.

  9. I love, love, love this!! Very fun 🙂

  10. Love it! how big is it?

  11. I absolutely love this sign! So cute!! 🙂

  12. Tanya this is so awesome! I seriously love it and I was totally surprised that the "wood" was paper! It looks so perfect and festive, I love it! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

  13. Merry & Bright is the coolest Christmas sign ever! I "pinned" it. Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. From one Christmas lover to another…I really love this project! Going to have to pin!

  15. Love love love this project! so cute 🙂

  16. This is a cute project love it! Can you tell me what's in egg nog? Not something we have in the uk lol

  17. I don't usually like word wall art but this one I am digging for reals! I think the rustic aspect of it is what charms me. Well done Tanya!

  18. I so love every single thing you do!!! This is just darling…and truly, I'm so happy you link up to Twirl & Take a Bow xo

  19. Hi, Tanya,
    I am wicked jealous of your ability to create such beauty. To have an idea pop into your head and turn it into this? Wow! I, sadly, am not so lucky. I'm kind of creativity-challenged. I like the silvery ornaments on twine, but are they just a prop? Or are they attached to the finished product? I guess I could do that anyway (deviation; scary) but I'd need to use wire or

  20. Happy Thanksgiving Tanya!! Just wanted to let you know this will be featured tonight on the blog – thanks so much for linking up!

  21. Very cute Tanya- the mason jar lids look perfect!!

  22. LOVE LOVE!! cool idea. Rustic is right up my alley.

  23. Stopping in to pin cuz it's TDC… too darn cute!

  24. I really thought it is real wood. Oh! You really got me there. It really looks real. And this project of yours is really creative. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  25. So cute! I love the wood print paper you used. Totally looks real inside the mason jar lids. I'd love for you to link this up to the link party I'm co-hosting for other's to see and enjoy as well:)

  26. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.


  27. That paper looks so real – it's beautiful!!! Thanks for linking up at Last Minute Christmas!

  28. Love love love this! So cute and creative to use the canning tops with paper… it turned out great!

  29. So cute! Thanks for sharing at the Holiday Countdown party!

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