Saturday, December 1, 2012

DIY Picture Frame Christmas Decorations


I have a big entertainment center with a lot of different shelves. It can get expensive not to mention hard to come up with new things to place on each shelf and decorate for the holidays. I saw some old picture frames without the glass at a thrift shop for $.25 though and knew I could turn them into something cute. I bought some letters to spell out "Joy" at Michaels for $4.50 and this cheap DIY Christmas decoration craft was born.

Materials:

Old picture frames with the glass out.
Letter to spell a word of your choosing.
Paint
Paintbrush
Hot glue gun
Ribbon
Small Christmas decoration embellishments for the frames.

Step 1:


Paint the frames the colors you wish. I already had a roughed up green frame so I left that one alone and painted the others red and white. I only did one coat and used a tempura paint to give it an older roughed up look, but you could use spray paint if you are pressed for time or want a heaver look.

Step 2:


Paint the letters if you want. Mine came as brown letters because those were the cheapest. I painted them white with red accents, but you could go in any direction you want.

Step 3:


Hot glue a piece of ribbon to the back of the letters and hang them on the frames by hot gluing the other end of the ribbon onto the back of the letters after looping it over the frame.

Step 4:


Hot glue embellishments of your choosing into the corner of the frames. I didn't want anything too busy looking, so I stuck with one embellishment per frame, but you could use more on yours.

Have any other inexpensive DIY Christmas decoration ideas? I would love to hear them. 

Kathleen Bunn

33 comments:

MANDY83 said...

So pretty! I love the snowflake frame!

Amanda Sakovitz

Jenn@Sweet T Makes Three said...

Beautiful! You did a great job.

Elena said...

Looks so pretty! Love the colors

Jennifer Quirky Momma said...

I just love that! It's so simple and elegant, can be completely personalized to each person's tastes and you can use it over and over again! Great job!

Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins said...

Very pretty!

Sheri said...

I love them! You did a great job.

Brigette Streeper said...

That is SO cute, and you could use this idea for all holidays!

lucy said...

Awesome!! This looks like something my non crafting butt can handle..

Simply Being Mommy said...

Very nice, Kathleen!

Leilani said...

Such a cute and simple idea. Love it!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

What a cute idea love it.

Rusthawk said...

Aw ..I like this! you've given me some good ideas!

The Rebel Chick said...

What a fun idea! I love easy homemade Christmas decor, it reminds me of the fun crafts Nana used to make us!

Billie said...

Those are really cute, thanks for posting.

Emily @FamilyNLifeLV said...

You have such creative and affordable crafts!

Notorious Spinks said...

These are cute and inexpensive.

Tammy S said...

These are beautiful. I love to do holiday crafts.

Laura Jacobson said...

OH what an adorable idea! And easy enough I could do it! LOL...I have to admit I am not very crafty, but this I could even do! So cute too!!!!

Courtney said...

You're so crafty !! love this

Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving said...

Your craft tutorials are awesome!

Anne - Mommy Has to Work said...

Absolutely adorable!!

Elaina (A Time Out for Mommy) said...

This looks amazing! Wish I was this crafty!

Lolo @ Crazy About My Baybah said...

Those are very cute!

Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) said...

SO cute!! I am loving all your crazy ideas

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I absolutely love it! It's so simple but darn cute!

Donna said...

I love it! Once again... impressed. :)

Kelly Stilwell said...

This looks so easy! Love it!

Marcie W. said...

Simple yet festive and adorable! Great job!

Toni Patton said...

Even this uncrafty mom may be able to pull this off :)

won said...

I like this. It's simple and pretty!

jenmalonee said...

wow that looks so nice!!

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

Mom Foodie said...

Cute idea, and perfect to brighten up a spot for the holidays.

LyndaS said...

What a great idea. (And environmentally friendly, to boot since you reused the picture frames.)

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