joy to the world sign tutorial
{from lil’ luna}

by @according2kelly on November 16, 2012

for the entire month of november we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season.

& the holidays are coming a wee bit earlier for a few lucky readers, thanks to our three amazing giveaways. be sure to head over to today’s featured blogger {lil’ luna} for a chance to win a silhouette portrait, decoart paints & stencils, and michael’s gift card.

so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects.

rev up your mixers, & visit a southern fairytale for lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss.

& to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger is kristyn, of lil’ lunakristyn writes…


Hi there According to Kelly readers!! It’s Kristyn from Lil’ Luna! I’m so happy to be here today. This series is amazing, and I am grateful I can be included with all the other inspiring creations that will come from this series!

Today, I will be sharing a super cute and easy Christmas craft that can be made for under ten dollars. Not sure about you but I’m always looking for easy and inexpensive (but cute!) creations, and I’m hoping you think this next one is just that.

It’s a Joy to the World Sign that you can make too!


– Wood (mine was 1 ft. x 1 ft.)

– Vinyl/stencil

– Spray Paint

– Fabric scraps & ribbon

– Tacks

– Sand Paper

– Spray Polyurethane


1. Begin by cutting your piece of wood. I got mine at Lowe’s as a 1 ft. x 4 ft. sign for $6 that we cut in 4. Begin by spray painting the front of your board whatever color you want the text to be. Let dry.

2. Design, cut and peel your vinyl. Add to board and spray it the color you want your board to be. I used Apple Green. Let dry. Then, peel off your vinyl.

3. Spray a layer of Spray Polyurethane onto your board. Let dry.

4. Make a small bunting for your sign. I cut out triangle scraps and sewed it onto a ribbon. I used furniture tacks to attach the banner to the top.

5. Add hanging teeth on back.

And you’re finished!! It’s that easy!

If you’re looking for more cute and inexpensive creations, be sure to check these out:

{Cookie Gift IdeaWhite Chocolate Peppermint M&M CookiesCupcake Gift Jar}

And be sure to come on over to Lil’ Luna to say hi!! You can also find me on Facebook HERE and Pinterest HERE.

Would love to see you!!

Thanks for having me today, Kelly!


bake craft sew {giveaway}

ready for an amazing giveaway worth over $700? head on over to today’s featured blogger {lil’ luna} for a NEW chance to win.

really want to win? every day you’ll have a new chance to win on a new blog. so be sure to come back tomorrow.

& make sure to visit skip to my lou & a southern fairytale for even more giveaway opportunities!


for more great ideas visit kristyn at her fun, fabulous (& yellow) blog ‘lil luna. or follow her every move on facebook, twitter & pinterest.

about kristyn: kristyn is the mom of THREE stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to her smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. her mom’s maiden name is luna, and she is just one of the many crafty “lil’ lunas” in her fam. she loves disneyland and want to be a member of Club 33 one day, loves watching movies with her hubby more than anything. she does NOT like onions – they are super gross!


baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #bakecraftsew.


LOVE This sign! will you share the fonts you used?

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