Hi! It's Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers! Who is ready for the holidays? I am! I know we all get used to the traditional red and green holiday décor, but I like to do things a little differently; I'm all about the neutrals and adding a few unexpected materials. Next time you are thinking about adding a few pieces to your seasonal décor, try heading to the hardware store instead.
I made this unique piece of décor using plywood, paint, nails and copper wire. This is an easy and inexpensive project that can be easily customized.
One of my favorite parts of the project is the simmer paint. I think it adds a nice contrast to the industrial feel and softens it up a bit.
I started by painting the plywood in shimmer paint and letting it dry. I gave it a light coat so I could still see the wood grain.
Now it's time to measure and hammer in the nails. I left a 1"-1 1/2" margin around the letters and put a nail where each point of the letter would be. In the image above you get see where I put the nails for each letter.
To create the letters, I wrapped thin copper wire around the nail and then wrapped it around the nails to create the shape of each letter. You can make this as thick or as thin as you want.
When you’re done, you will have a very unique typography piece to add to your holiday décor. Maybe try painting the wood a different color or use gold or black wire for a different look!
FYI these are a little too heavy to stand on their side so you would either need to hang them on a wall or prop them against an object. They would be a fun addition to prop on your mantel with a garland for holiday décor.