This week’s preview of easy Christmas crafts has been fun. Today I wanted to squeeze in one more pretty paper craft for Christmas. Because sometimes, you have to make your own joy, right? And that’s just what Rebekah Meier did when she made these pretty paper cubes that spell out JOY. These little, 3” cubes will spread JOY wherever they’re displayed. Or, super-size your JOY and use 5” cubes. (Take a peek at the sweet LOVE Cubes Rebekah made for Valentine’s Day, too.)
To make Christmas JOY Cubes, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Three, 3” cubes
- Scrapbook papers, 12” x 12”, in coordinating colors and designs
- Acrylic craft paint in red
- Glitter in red
- Wood letters: J, O, Y
- Paper glue
- Embellishments: stickers, rickrack, ribbon, buttons, beads, other trims of choice
- Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; paintbrush
To make Christmas JOY Cubes:
1. Paint the wooden letters red and sprinkle on glitter while paint is still wet. Let dry. Shake off excess glitter.
2. For each cube, cut two, 3″ x 12″ strips from coordinating scrapbook papers. Wrap strips around cube in opposite directions so the cube is completely covered; crease corners. Remove strips and fold firmly at each crease. Glue strips around cube, spreading glue all the way to paper edges to prevent curling. If needed, use pins to hold papers in place while glue dries.
3. Glue letters to each block.
4. Decorate cubes with rickrack, paper strips, and other trims of your choice.
And this wraps up our Christmas preview. Next week, it’s on to Halloween!
What are you crafting this weekend? Please share.