Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Home Decor Project

I picked up this frame on clearance at Joann's when I was there yesterday. I have seen some really cute projects done with frames so wanted to give it a try. Here is what I came up with. The frame size is 7" X 7".  I covered the mat on the inside of the frame with some patterned paper from DCWV Christmas stack that I got a few weeks ago also at Joann's.  Mat is 5 1/2" X 5 1/2. I just used my ATG gun to adhere the patterned paper to the mat. The tree was cut at 4" from the Lyrical Letters cartridge. I used some really dark green card stock from Core'denations. This paper has a gold glittery look to it. Because it was pretty thick card stock I did set my blade on 6 and pressure on high. I then used my Gypsy and the George and Basic Shapes cartridge to resize a triangle to fit the shape of the tree since it didn't have a shadow or any layers to it. I cut that out of some lighter olive green card stock.  The word Joy was cut out at 1 1/2" from the Winter Woodland cartridge. I ran the top red layer through my Xyron sticker maker and added some red Martha Stewart fine glitter to each letter. The shadow was cut from the olive green paper I used for the tree layer. To spruce up the tree and help it stand out more, I added some of the heat set rhinestones in a variety of colors. I think it looks like lights on a Christmas tree. The final touch was to add some ribbon along the bottom of the mat. The ribbon is also some I picked up at Joann's yesterday.

I apologize the photo isn't better. I had a hard time taking a picture of it without getting a reflection of some kind. I had to go with the best one I was able to get. I am still debating about adding something to the frame, either trying to stamp snowflakes on the frame, or emboss something with gold embossing powder or even adding some of that gold rub on stuff to jazz it up. Let me know what you think. Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. It's beautiful!! The photo looks great!!! I think a snowflake in the corner of the frame would be beautiful; but something gold would be beautiful too! That's a hard decision!!! I would go with gold to match the ribbon!! Such a beautiful creation, TFS! :)