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DIY Christmas Decor

Today’s blog is proof that you can make something out of just about anything. During a recent shopping trip at my favorite thrifty finds, I ran across three old cabinet doors. What was once destined for the dumpster are now decorating the top of a bookshelf and spreading some holiday cheer. Let me tell you how I made this DIY Christmas decor item so that you can make them at home.

DIY Christmas Decor

DIY Christmas Decor


  • 3 Cabinet Doors
  • 1 Can White Spray Paint
  • Green Acrylic Paint
  • Red Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Paper

Step 1:
Paint two or three thin layers of spray paint on the front and sides of each of the cabinet doors. Multiple thin coats will help ensure that the paint does not leave any drip marks and dries well between coats.

Step 2:
While your paint is drying, find a font on your computer that you like and print out the word JOY in a size that will fit nicely into the inside panel of the cabinet doors you are using. Cut out the letters and trace their shape onto the dried cabinet doors using a pencil.

Step 3:
Paint the inside of each of the three letters with a fine paintbrush and red acrylic paint.

Step 4:
With your letters done, paint the inside of the cabinet trim work using your green paint, staying within the architectural lines of the cabinet doors.

Step 5:
Once the cabinet doors are dried, go ahead and hang them on a wall using a strong double sided tape. You can even add some decorative hooks from the bottom of your cabinet repurpose and hang stockings from them if you don’t have a mantle.

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