Make it Monday: Personalized Xmas Decor

By: Laura Bray (To see more crafts from Laura check out her blog, Katydiddys.)

Personalized crafting is something you can do all year round. It is a great way to be as creative you would like. Personalized gifts definitely make a great holiday gift to give your friends and family. Using someones initials as a theme for a gift, is sure to make the receiver feel special. For a more unique design, try using non traditional holiday colors to create this project. This is a beginner level craft, that will take thirty minutes to and hour to complete.

Plaid Supplies

Folkart Acrylic Paint- 479 Pure Black

FolkArt Acrylic Paint-437 Lipstick Red

FolkArt Acrylic Paint-938 Licorice

Mod Podge

Other Supplies

8 inch x 6 inch oval wood plaque, Black and white decorative paper, Wood letter, Craft glue, Black and white decorative ribbon, and Thumb tacks.


  1. Paint oval plaque with Plaid Licorice paint.  Allow to dry.
  2. Paint wood letter with Plaid Lipstick paint.  Set aside and allow to dry.
  3. Cut an oval, measuring 6 ½ inches x 5 inches from decorative paper.  Apply to center of oval plaque, using Mod Podge.
  4. Glue wood letter onto plaque, centering it on the decorative paper oval.
  5. Cut 2 lengths of ribbon, each measuring approximately 10 inches.
  6. Tack each piece of ribbon on the back of the plaque, at the top, placing each one 1 inch from the center point.
  7. Tie ends of ribbon in a bow and hang.

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