It has happened. Once I get started with Christmas ideas, I won't be able to stop now. It is very difficult when you find a great deal on something and you know that it will make an adorable decoration or gift. Then, you just have to make it, even though it isn't even Halloween yet.
That is what happened to me when I went to Michael's and found these little mini picture frames for 50 cents a piece! I had to get them! Then, I started coming up with ideas. Since they were already red and white, they had to be Christmas. I don't know if you can still find these frames at Michael's because they were on clearance, but here is something similar that would look great!
These little frames are such an easy idea and even your kids could make them as little gifts. You know how I love a good frame craft! Especially when it is as inexpensive as these are to make.
I started with some vintage prints that I copied onto card stock. Since I was going to use Mod Podge, I like to use a heavy paper because I feel like it bubbles less. Here are some good sites to find prints:
www.levisondesign.com/Ruth Levison Design
The Linus print is fromMy Christmas
A Primitive Place
As usual, click on the pictures for directions.
For the baker's twine I used, you can shop here. I had some white frames to use as well. Look how cute! (Click again for descriptions.)
I know that some people think it is terrible to think about Christmas this early. For me, I think of Christmas all year round. And, as soon as October gets here, it is "the holiday season" and all three of the major holidays are free game for me! If you are trying to be organized and you are a crafty person, it is essential to get an early start on your holiday crafts.
Here is one more thing I wanted to let you know. I received an email fromOriental Trading, and for today and tomorrow they have free shipping on any order! If you put in this code during checkout, you get free shipping plus if you spend $59, you get a $10 gift card to use later. Click through my link above and use this code, OTC165561 and you will be helping me out as well. They have tons of great stocking stuffers and craft ideas. If you order today or tomorrow, everything will be here by Oct. 24, so that is plenty of time for Halloween! Have fun shopping!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!