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I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and I promise I haven’t put up any other Christmas decorations! I really wanted something new for my front door this year so I decided to go ahead and get started.
Since this is the year of PLAID EVERYTHING, I thought I would just embrace it. I’m imagining a very rustic, down-home Christmas this year, and there is nothing more down-home than a Christmas in Dixie! I was born and raised in Alabama so I can’t imagine Christmas anywhere else.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Wooden frame with backing
- State template
- Canvas triangles
- Carbon paper
- Chip board ornaments
- Paint or Paint pen
I started with this wooden frame from Hobby Lobby. It has a burlap backing and was meant to be a cork board (I think).
I printed my words in the font I liked and used the carbon paper to transfer the words to the wood. This is becoming my favorite method for transfers! I’ve used this method on a large wooden sign also.
I just placed the carbon paper under the words and traced. It helps to tape the paper down to keep it in place.
It even works on fabric!
Next, I found a picture online of the shape of Alabama and printed it. I cut it out and used it as a template for cutting the fabric. My plaid fabric was actually a cloth napkin from Hobby Lobby that I got for $1.50 (Christmas items are currently 50% off).
Once my state was cut out, I used Mod Podge to secure it to the back of my frame.
Finally, I filled in my letters using a paint pen (another favorite). I also added our family name to the top with these cute ornaments. I glued the gold paper to the chip board ornaments with Mod Podge. I attached the DIXIE banner using some of the leftover plaid fabric.
I really like how it turned out!
Even if you aren’t from the South, I hope you can adapt this to your home.
Merry Christmas from Dixie to everyone tonight…