Monday, December 6, 2010

Easy Christmas Craft

Have you ever noticed that your taste in Christmas decorations change every year?

I never seem to decorate the same.

I decided I didn't like the little grapevine wreath on this wall.
See it there, on the left.

 I picked up these older Christmas dolls for a great price;
I got the tree at a yard sale last year and liked the way they looked all together,
so I wanted to ad something that would fit their style
more than the rustic country look.

So I found a small wooden frame.  I keep spare frames in a box with my craft stuff.
I painted it gray...

and after it was dry, I found my Modge Podge and painted the whole front and sides of the frame.

I then poured white glitter all over the wet Modge Podge,
being careful to do so over a scrap piece of paper.

I do make a mess.

But that's what the scrap paper is for
(well, for the majority of the mess anyhow.  Somehow, I still seem to get glitter everywhere.)

I carefully lift the scrap paper and pour the glitter back into it's container.

I picked out an image from The Graphics Fairy who has old prints to use for free.
I found these three Christmas Victorian children that resembled my bunch,
so I printed it out in the size I wanted for the frame.

(Yes, the image is also on my scrap piece of paper: it took me a couple tries to get the image to the size I wanted.  Math and estimation are not my friend).

I decided to ad some glitter to the picture as well.

I did the same thing: sprinkled the glitter on,
making sure I had scrap paper underneath,
and then poured the excess back when I was done.

Hmm, I don't see any scrap paper under the image.

Maybe that's why I make such a mess.

I like it better than the wreath.

Do you?


  1. Beautiful framed art piece you have created!

  2. A darling project, the frame with the image looks amazing.

  3. I like it better than the wreath too:)

  4. Thanks for your nice words and for visiting my blog!!

  5. I think it is beautiful!! Everything looks great! :)

  6. Love those sweet Christmas vintage dolls but absolutely adore the art work that you created!! great idea!!

    A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

  7. What a scrumptious mantle and I love your picture! I'd love to glitter up some things!!!
    I love your blog, it has such a good welcoming feel. It's so lovely to meet you~
    Please link up again my friend~
    All Things Heart and Home

  8. Great Project! Finding you from All Things Heart and Home. But I am seriously in LOVE with your Christmas Carolers! Oh my! They are precious. Must find me some.

  9. That is beautiful! Your mantle looks amazing and the glittered art you created is perfect up there! Thank you for sharing at my Feathered Nest Friday party!


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