DIY Christmas Challenge

I am joining some other amazing bloggers for a Christmas challenge. This month the theme is Christmas and has to be with only things you already have on hand.

First of all thank you to Terrie from

She sets these challenges up every month and gets our minds rolling with ideas. If your following along you’ve been by Carol’s at

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Wasn’t her ideas so cute? Now I’m going to share mine.

I knew I wanted to make a banner for my porch this year. But I wanted something that could hold up to our winds here. It gets crazy windy at times where we live.

I had these three metal tags I had gotten a while back from Hobby Lobby. I decided to spell out joy on them mainly because it’s the only three letter Christmas word I could think of.

I painted them with three coats of chalk paint front and back because this will be seen from both sides.

I stenciled the letter on but you could easily use alphabet stickers instead.

Then I sanded the edges to get some of the paint chipped off.

I used brown paint on the spots I chipped off to make it appear like it was rusty in spots.

Then I attached roping I had across the tops of all three tags to form a banner.

Here are all the other fun diy challenges below. I’m sure your going to find some great inspiration.

Easy DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

12 thoughts on “DIY Christmas Challenge

  1. You have read my mind Corine!! I have been on the hunt for a small banner for my mantel. I love how yours looks worn and tattered. Looks like something people pay tons of money for. Great job! Your porch looks amazing by the way!

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