I started with some scraps of wood that I painted a red color, except for the front side.
Then I Mod-Podged (not sure if that's a word, but it is in my dictionary) some tissue paper with gold snow flakes on it to the front. I printed large letters from the computer onto card stock paper and painted them black. These went on top of the tissue paper, again with Mod Podge. I put this picture in B & W to make the pattern more visible.
Then I did Joyeux. This is an illustration of how I did the word and the letters in Noel.
I added some lace to the block of wood and put some berries and greenery on the top.
Then I added some to the NOEL pieces.