Framed Christmas Card Display

When the mister came home saying he’d found this 4 1/2′ tall frame on the side of the road and thought of me, I knew I’d married the right guy!

Thrifting and trash grabbing FOR ME!  I knew exactly what I wanted to create – immediately!

I’ve never had a great display for my Christmas cards.

I’ve always done the ole’ ribbon hanging on the door display that mom always did as I was growing up.

She still does it – and so did I…until this year’s gorgeous idea came into my head!

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Sorry mom. Maybe I’ll make you one next year.

To make this Framed Christmas Card Display, the only thing I had to buy was – the christmas lights.

I had some large lights that I suppose I could have used, but they would have been a bit much, so I grabbed a set of small lights at Walmart.

I also used materials I had on hand:

spray paint, sandpaper, hot glue, a staple gun, clothespins

I started with this giganto frame that the mister found.  It just needed a little love to bring it back from the dead.

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The sandpaper and I got busy. 

Yup, slippers…

at NOON…

outside….

I’m a high-class crafter.

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Spray paint was next.

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After the paint was dry, I used a staple gun to attach my lights to the back of the frame.

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Once the string of lights was on, I had the dilemma of the lights being between the frame and the wall…DER…

so….the mister stepped in and got all smart on me…

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We took the bulb covers off from the parts of the strings that were behind the frame.  

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and hot glued the wires down in the crevice that was “below” the frame.

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This left only lights on the “inner” section of the frame – allowing the frame to lay flat against the wall.

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Framed Christmas Card Display

Now, to figure out how / where to store this bad boy until next year!   

Comments

  1. Lisa says

    Love it! I still would have preferred the watercolor of myself but…..
    For reals, this would make a great gift! Love it. And your mister is pretty awesome.

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