Spell out your joy for the season with some cleverly crafted letters made from common holiday items. Decorating to suit the season is always more fun with crafts, so here are some ways to decorate with hand-made letters. Once you've decided which of these crafts to do, get some unique letterpress Christmas cards for your friends and family.
Any letters with stiff lines can be made out of cinnamon sticks. An easy letter, and useful for the season, is X. Use two cinnamon sticks and some paper cut-outs to spell X-mas as decoration for your home. You'll also add a common seasonal scent when you use these crisp and aromatic sticks for decorating.
You can save yourself some time on crafts if you just use items that already look like letters. Take the word "Noel" as an example, if you have wooden blocks spelling this seasonal word, keep the N, E and L but use a pine cone or wreath for the O, depending on how big the other letters are.
Retro looks often use 8-bit artwork to recall a time when computers and video games had much lower graphic quality. You can easily make your own 8-bit letters by using a variety of small boxes in two colors. Look up an 8-bit font as a template, then stack the boxes to make that letter. You'll use two colors so that one fills the negative space around the letter, that way there's very little effort involved in making the letter keep its shape. Use some square photos to personalize your 8-bit display.
Lettering is a fun way to decorate your home for the season, and letterpress Christmas cards are a great way to stick with that theme. Use personal photos to customize your cards, and don't forget to look at some address labels and postage stamps.
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