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Holly Berry Joy Letters

I have accomplished my first task on my “Creating Holiday Cheer List” and I have to say it may be one of the favorite ones I will do.  This summer I started pinning Christmas projects on Pinterest.  Yeah yeah I know, but I will say this, I am so glad I did.  I have already accomplish a couple of them and love them.  One of the first things I just knew I HAD to do was this yarn letter Hope sign.  I loved them and could not wait to hang them on my wall.  Such a simple yet lovely decoration.  I always knew I would start by using the word Joy.  I will explain that in a little bit.  So I began the wrapping of the yarn and let me tell you there was NOTHING simple or easy about this for me.  I started with the letter “J” and two days later I had already decided I needed a new plan.

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Okay so the “J” in the middle doesn’t look so bad does it?  If you look closer you will see that the entire back is covered in hot glue and looked terrible.  Some parts of the front had up to five layers of yarn and I still couldn’t cover all the white.  So a new plan was born.  I would use holly berries.  I love the color and look of them.

After cutting each holly berry off the pick, not my favorite part of the project, I began to hot glue them on to the letters.  This went much faster than I expected and even gluing them onto the sides of the letter was relatively painless.

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They are so bright and cheery!

After getting all the berries on I glued green twine unto the back of the letters as a way to hang them on the wall.

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I absolutely love the look of them hanging on my wall. 

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Now to explain why I chose the word Joy.  I have been blessed by the opportunity to feel the joy of the Lord deep in my heart even when everything else was dark and painful.  There is nothing like resting in the simple Joy of knowing our Heavenly Father.  True Joy is not dependent on the circumstances we are living but on the One we are living for.  I will forever be thankful for the Joy of the Lord in my heart.

I’ve got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy, down in my heart…..

Where?

Down in my heart to stay.

Lord it’s in your hands!

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