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Monday, December 20, 2010

Decking the Halls--PART TWO

Well, today I'm back, focusing on one of "My Favorite" projects I've done this season. I hinted at it the other day in THIS POST and you can see it in this picture of my cheap living room wall makeover. I got the inspiration for this particular piece HERE on the eighteen25 blog. (I LOVE IT!) The one on eighteen25 is a digital project, printed out from the computer. When I saw it, I immediately thought about doing it using some scraps from my favorite Christmas line of papers this year, Tinsel and Twig from Girls' Paperie and using a sweet Pure Innocence girl from My Favorite Things.

Like I said before, I picked up the frame (it was brand new!) at Goodwill for $3.50 and spray painted it black. It's got a mat for 3 pictures, but I just took it out for now and will fill it with pictures after the Christmas holidays. Along with the Don't Open Until stamp set, I have used several Die-namics dies from My Favorite Things as well in this project. Let's see, from top to bottom, there's...the Textile Rectangle (with a handcut mat).

Here's the Banner Strip die and Mini Alphabet set, and the Small Scallop Border. Oh and I almost forgot to mention the Banner Day Alphabet (looks to be out of stock right now) that I used for the word "plans". I used my Cricut to cut out the word "Christmas".

All of the "things to do" are written directly on the glass with a Sharpie marker. The straight lines of the different papers acted as a guide to keeping it all "semi"-straight! Are ya'll reading all the things I've put on here? (smiles) I keep forgetting to check off the mistletoe one and Eric just keeps kissing me! (I'm evil, right?) Some of these things I thought of, and some are ideas I found after Googling advent lists. Easy!

Oh ok, back to the Die-namics dies...I see the Let it Snowflake one (and the top snowflake in the first picture has a button from the Button Quartet Die-namics.), and there's one of my favorite border dies, the Die-namics Dainty Dots.

How do ya'll like it so far? This is the last picture. It's so HARD to get a good picture of something tall and skinny! The frame is 9"x22"! The last Die-namics die is the Large Open Scallop Border with another snowflake cut from red felt to finish it off. All the snowflakes have Swarovski crystals in the centers as to not make it too thick since I still had to fit the glass on there. Are ya'll Goodwill shoppers? You ought to be! Stay tuned for another installment of Decking the Halls coming soon...Tonight, we're watching Polar Express and making Hot Chocolate!

SUSIE Q-TIP: Don't worry--since the Sharpie marker is alcohol based, it will come right off the glass with rubbing alcohol.

Supplies: I've pretty much listed everything in my post as to what supplies I used and the size of this project. I'd love to field any questions--just email me! This was a great project and really fun to make and I plan on making another one for summer!


  1. Your wall looks so GOOD!!! You are the "Thrifty Miss" turned into "Decorating Diva"!!!
    Can't wait to see it in real life!

  2. It all looks so GREAT! Can't wait to see it in person!!!

  3. This is fabulous! You are so creative! Great job!


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