Friday, November 26, 2010

scrappy christmas sign tutorial...

hope you all had a fantastic thanksgiving!  i'm soooo full. :) but now it's time for serious christmas decorating!

i had several strips of leftover scrapbook paper from my gift tag christmas ornaments, so i thought i would make good use of them in another christmas decor project...
i bought this picture frame for a few dollars at walmart.
start by tracing the photo mat to cut out a piece of paper that fits inside the frame--no measuring. :)
cut strips of varying widths and arrange them in scrappy stripes on your backing paper.  like i said, this is a great way to use up scraps.  i just glued mine down with a plain ol' glue stick.  allow the edges to hang off, then trim them all to length after they are glued on--no measuring. :)
next, i cut out letters for my saying--"{Be Merry!}"--on my cricut.  you can use any die cut machine or pre-cut chipboard letters or stickers from a craft or scrapbooking store.
once i glued the letters on, it looked great up close but was difficult to read from far away because of the patterns in the i traced around each letter with a black sharpie.  you could definitely omit this step if you feel it's unnecessary.
then i put my little sign into the frame and hung it on the wall for some quick and easy holiday decor!
don't forget to check out the fantastic sale this weekend in my etsy shop!


  1. Love your sign! Wish I had a cricut...

  2. So cute--I've bookmarked for my to-do list!

  3. love this idea! super easy and looks great. I used a custom spray paint to repaint an old frame i had. I used the color poppy 1315 and juniper 601 from ben moore. looks great! thanks for the great tutorial!

  4. What a cute idea! Found you at the linky party!

  5. Love it! Colourful and cheerful!

  6. What a great way of using scrap papers!

  7. Awesome, and I think I'll make a "picture" for inside the frame for each holiday so I can rotate it all year round! So cool!


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