Hi everyone, it's Diane bringing you some fun ideas for decking the halls this holiday season. One of my favorite things each December is changing up my home decor with fun, festive holiday decorations.
I have an 8x10 black frame that I purchased on sale a few years ago that I use as my "official" holiday frame. When each new season/holiday arrives I simply put in my newest holiday creation. It's as easy as switching out a photograph. I made a couple more pieces of Christmas art this year, so a trip to the craft store for a couple more frames is in order.
Joy Christmas Tree Art
My first piece is simple and elegant and was inspired by a pin from Pinterest. It doesn't link to a direct source so if you know the creator, please let me know so I can credit properly.
It features gold glitter chipboard stickers, gold glitter paper and natural twine with gold layered on a piece of Christmas green cardstock.
This is a wonderful way to use up a partial pack of chipboard letters. If you don't have all the letters you need, try altering some. If you look closely, you will see that all my e's do not match. I cut apart a "B" and used two number 3's to create the remaining e's that I needed.
Christmas Cheer Subway Art
Another piece of framed art I made this year was inspired by a free printable of subway art. It has a quote from one of my favorite Christmas movies, Elf.
To create this piece, I typed the words in my Silhouette software and cut it out with my Cameo. I backed the words with cheery patterned paper. Would you like to make your own? I'm sharing the Christmas Cheer cut file here. It fits in an 8x10 frame, but you can alter it to any size you need.
Elf T-Shirt Tutorial
Do you love the movie Elf as much as I do? Christine shared a Silhouette tutorial on how to make an Elf t-shirt using yet another quote I love from the movie!
Christine has an annual Elf party and provided one of these shirts to her guests this year. Now that is fun! Thank you Christine for sharing this with us. To learn how to make one of your own, visit Christine's blog to view the tutorial. This is definitely on my to-do list!
Christmas Button Tree
Last, I want to share a Christmas Button Tree I made a few years ago. This is not as simple as the other two pieces of framed art but if you love buttons and have a stash of them, this is a fun project!
To create your own button tree, begin by laying out the buttons in the shape of the tree. Once you are happy with the shape, glue your buttons down then fill in the empty spaces with additional buttons and beads. Last, I added a tree skirt made from felt (no sewing) and added presents made from painted chipboard under the tree.
If you choose to recreate any of these projects I would love for you to link me up! If you are short on time, Monika has several beautiful pieces of Subway Art that you may customize available for purchase at her Etsy store, I Love it All!