Now that Thanksgiving has past, I feel ready to begin the Christmas season. First thing's first, the decorating!
I wish I could shop at TJMax all day and snatch up all the holiday decor, but I have no where to store it when the season ends. Living in Brooklyn with 2 roommates, we don't have a ton of extra closet space, so when it comes to decorating, I like to try to think of easy, cheap ways to spruce things up when the holidays come around.
Last year we whipped up some Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes, Snow Globes, and some Standing Holiday Cutouts. This year I thought we could convert some of the current apartment decor INTO HOLIDAY DECOR with some scrap paper and paper cutouts. The frame pictured above is from a Gold Refresh DIY we did a while back, and is usually the home to a pic of my grandparents, but quickly became a Christmas Tree. Hot Damn.
With some plain white printer paper and scrap book paper we will convert any picture frame into a festive holiday piece. I'm excited.
Various Frames from around the house
Scrap Book Paper - or any colored or patterned paper you have laying around!
Bakers Twine or Ribbon
Optional Supplies / You will see later that I used some washi tape and an additional ribbon for the ornament cut out
Cut out the shapes you printed out.
Trim the white paper to fit into the frames you selected. The gift box and tree are small and can be cut down to fit in a small frame easily, the ornaments require a bit of a larger frame if printed without scaling.
Back the white paper with the cut out with the fun papers your selected!
This is where I used the gold tape- I covered the top of the ornament with little rectangles, cute right? - If you don't want to use tape, just leave the cut out so the decorative paper shows!
Using the bakers twine, make small bows. and tape into place.
Place the assembled paper and bow into your frame and you're all done!
You see above where I used a second type of ribbon, but you don't have to, use the twine or leave the cutout showing.
Using small bows made from the same ribbon or bakers twine on all of the cutouts creates a family look to all of the frames, even if you use different papers, like I did.
Its amazing how 4 square cut outs becomes a festive gift box just like that!
Place on shelves like shown earlier or create a cluster of these cuties on a table, where ever you choose, they will be a perfect addition to your holiday season!
What other fun decor do you have around your house this year?