I don’t often bring out the paint brushes, but this project definitely called for some colour.  When I decided that I wanted to add a little more colour to my Christmas decor this year, it was a no brainer to select bright paints in the shades that I love to make these letters stand out as much as possible. 

I selected approx. 5 1/2″ high wood letters that spell out “MERRY” from Michaels.  Then I purchased a bunch of Folk Art craft paints.  The colours I chose are: 440 Violet Pansy, 2574 Brilliant Pink, 2951 Patina (light blue), 2710 Calypso Sky (medium blue), 455 Medium Yellow, and 658 Antique Gold.  I also used the thinnest washi tape I could find.  The reason I selected washi tape for this project is that it peels really well without damaging the wood surface.
If you wish to do this project, gather the following:
Wood letters 

Folk Art craft paint (at least 4 shades per letter)

Washi tapeScissors

Sponge brushes (one per paint colour)

1.  Gather all the tools and materials.
2.  Start by laying pieces of washi in random angles on the letters.  Press down on them and wrap around letter so that they don’t move.
3.  Apply two coats of paint to the sections of the letters, without crossing over the washi tape.  Allow about 30 minutes between coats.
4.  Once letters are fully dry, peel away the washi tape.

What are your go-to colours for Christmas? Do you like switching it up once in a while?
I hope you enjoyed this project, friends!


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