It seems like there are so many Christmas boxes to get out, so many stories and memories that surround most of your holiday décor. I remember when I was a little girl my mom would change out our big picture in the living room with a beautiful picture of Mary and baby Jesus. I loved that panting, I thought Mary was so beautiful.
It wasn’t until later when I had my own house, I would think of that picture. We didn’t have much in the way of money when we were starting out but I always wanted to decorate and celebrate the Holiday. I wanted to recreate that beautiful feeling you get when your a child.
Putting up a tree is a given, center pieces on your table, maybe a wreath on your door but art work is where my Christmas spirit was found. So today I’m going to show you how easy it is to put up a little Christmas cheer for very little money. This is not to take place of beautiful paintings of the baby Jesus, but as a fun and cheerful way to add some fun festivity to your house. Big impact little money.
First I love this little sign I made this a few years ago with the fence that blew down in my back yard. My cute friend and I asked nicely if my husband could nail some one by ones around the outside to make a frame. We then just modpodged our saying on the front. I did hot glue ball fringe around the edge and there may be a wee bit of glitter sprinkled on for good measure.
This next piece of art was done last year. Its a darling printout from www.caravanshoppe.com I’m in love with all the stuff they have! I used this download for gifts, tags, sacks, and even printed it as an iron on. I took the image and uploaded it to Costco and had them print out a big print. Then I took my subway art that I already had on a canvas and wrapped the whole thing in wrapping paper and then just taped on the poster its so easy! You could wrap any picture you had in wrapping paper and do the same thing..
This is one of my favorites I did this, this year. I was inspired by my wooden Christmas trees that I’ve had since the 90’s. (We drilled holes in the wood and put Christmas lights through.) I didn’t want a heavy piece of wood to store for the rest of the year so I did all the work on a canvas. I stenciled my phrase on the canvas with silver and gold Martha Stewart paint, cut little holes with an exato knife and stuck Christmas lights through the holes.
used packing tape to secure some of the lights down in the back and WOW when they are shining up on my mantle its so bright and festive I just love it. The little snow canvases are just big sequins that I double sick taped on. really a no brainier.
this last one is a fun little vintage piece for my piano room. I took a fun image from the www.graphicfairy.com and had it printed out in a 14×11 from Costco and then just painted out the background and glittered the deer. Done and done!
so now my wall are all decked out for the season and it feels a little more festive in this house this season. See you on Studio 5 and Merry Christmas to you all!