If you’ve been to Target lately, you might have noticed these little guys hanging around in the Dollar Spot.
(Hanging… get it? I’m hilarious.)
My friend sent me a picture about a month ago that sparked some inspiration in my little creative mind parts. “Why not add some flowers to that little Joy sign at Target?” she says. And I says back, “Why, yes, I think I shall!”
I bought a few of those and added some felt flower flair to them (naaaaaaturally) and a few touches of Christmas cheer — here’s how the first batch turned out:
After posting it to Facebook and asking my local friends if they’d be interested in them, I somehow ended the night with more orders and was planning my shopping list to get more supplies. WUT. That was totally unexpected!
For the next batch, I had Justin cut and stain some wood and we bought some copper wire from the hardware store to see if I could do it myself. It took practice, but I think I’m getting better at all that bendy business.
Pro tip: It helps to watch uber cheesy Hallmark movies as you are crafting. I think I watched like 15 over the course of a week when I was making all these, ha!
After the second batch was done and delivered to my sweet customers, I had yet another round of orders come in — again, much to my surprise and delight!
All in all, I think I’ve made somewhere close to 20 of these signs, which quite seriously helped fund our Christmas shopping this year. I still can’t even believe how quickly that little Target sign hack turned into such a blessing.
All that to say — snatch those puppies up before they’re gone! Then use your many crafty talents to spruce them up a bit and voila! Christmas presents. ;)
Edited to add:
If there aren’t any “Joy” signs left at your store, you can still use the wood backing from the “Merry”, “Peace” or “Noel” signs… I tried it out and it’s pretty easy to pull out the words and replace them with your own words or names using floral or thin copper wire. Have fun!