December 13, 2010

Getting ready for Christmas

Here is what I hung on my door instead of a wreath

It's a 12 x 12 frame. (You can definitely use an 8 x 10. I just used what I had on hand),
Piece of red scrapbooking paper
$1 glitter ornament from Walmart, you know the messy kind.

I just used a spay adheasive to glue the ornament to the paper. I think it turned out great.

I also got a silver key ornament that I plan on making something with so that we can leave it out for Santa. Even though we do have a fireplace it is not usable and the "chimney" is like a 10 in. diameter pipe. So the kids insist that we leave a magic key for Santa. Somehow last year we lost our key so now I want to make something really special so that we can make sure Santa can get in to leave us our presents.

I love those glittery $1 ornaments from Walmart. There are so many things you can do with them. I also picked up today a green one of the word Joy. I don't know what I will do with that one yet, but we will see.

Also one little tip to help keep the mess down from the glitter off of these ornaments. If you get a clear coat spay (usually in the spray paint section) and give the ornament a coat of that spray it will help stop most of the glitter from rubbing off.

For those that read this post I think I am back to my crafty self. YAY!!

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  1. Very clever! I used an old frame as a wreath form this year to make a square wreath for my door.

  2. really cute! it is amazing what an inexpensive ornament can be fancied up to look expensive & classy! ~Faythe @ GMT~

  3. Such a simple & great idea! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Holidays!

  4. Frames make everything cuter :) great idea! come on over and link up to MMM!

  5. I love the simplicity of this! Very cute!