Simple Joy Sign Tutorial #ScotchEXP

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Decorative Tape Joy Sign

Need a super easy Christmas Craft idea? Make a decorative tape Joy sign! Only a few supplies and a few minutes are needed for this stunning craft. {check out this behind the scenes photo here} I used some Christmas color Scotch® tape for this craft.

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Its great to set on a table or you can hang it on the wall. FUN IDEA: You could make one for each season or holiday and rotate it out!

Joy Sign Photo Tutorial 

joy sign collage


  • Scotch® Precision Ultra Edge Non-Stick Scissors
  • Scotch® Expressions Magic Tapes in Red, Green, Green Lines, Lime Green and Stitch
  • craft knife
  • 2 pieces of white cardstock
  • white 8×10 picture frame
  • paper trimmer {optional}
  • die cutter {optional}


Apply Scotch® Expressions Magic Tape at an angle across one piece of cardstock. Continue to cut pieces of tape and apply them next to the previous piece of tape at an angle in a repeating pattern until entire sheet of paper is covered.

joy sign collage2

Use a craft knife to trim the excess tape around the perimeter of the cardstock. Then with a paper trimmer or scissors, cut the taped paper to be 8″x10″ so that it fits in the picture frame.

Using a die cutting tool or craft knife to cut out the word “JOY” on the second sheet of white cardstock. If you do not have a die cut tool, you can use scissors. Then trim the Joy paper to be 8×10 to fit the frame.

Place the “JOY” cardstock into the picture frame first, and then layer the taped cardstock behind it.


Secure the back of the frame and hang on the wall or place on a side table! Now off to make one for each holiday, right?!

What Christmas Crafts are you working on? I’ve love to hear in the comments below!

Looking for ways to store all that decorative tape you’ve collected? Check out this Tape Storage post for loads of ideas!

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    Hi Linda! It is very fresh and original idea. I like the combination of colors you have used and can’t wait to try this at home. It will be really fresh and inovative addition to the traditional holiday decoration. Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

  2. 2
    Marsha Carsner

    I love this so mpuch!! Now I know exactly what to do with all that washi tape I “needed” but wasn’t sure how I was gonna use it. Thank you!

  3. 3

    OBSESSED!!!! Cutest idea ever!!

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