There are lots of words that we hear throughout the Christmas season, but my favourite word is JOY, not just throughout the holidays, but all year round. This easy DIY is a fun way to dress up something you may have laying around your home – old window frames. I seem to have a collection of old frames, but this one was given to me by my friend’s parents when they did some renovations – who knew I’d get so attached to a basement window frame? Throughout the year, I use it to display family pictures but for Christmas, I’ll use it to display my favourite word!


Old window frame
Wooden letters
Scrapbook paper
Mod Podge
Staple gun and/or hot glue gun
Sandpaper (200 grit)
Small craft brush
Picture hanging supplies (eyelets, wire and cutters)


STEP 1 Spread Mod Podge over the wooden letter and place scrapbook paper on. The paper can be left bigger than the wooden letter

STEP 2 Let dry flat

STEP 3 Sand the extra paper off the edges on the wooden letters

STEP 4 Add picture wire to the back of the window frame

STEP 5 Determine the length of ribbon you need to go from the back of the letter, over the top of the frame to the back edge, cut a length for each letter

STEP 6 Glue the ribbon to the back of each letter

STEP 7 Glue the ribbon to the back of the frame so the letters are suspended in front of the glass

STEP 8 Hang your frame and enjoy the holidays with loved ones!