Wednesday, November 28, 2007

WFMW Decoupaged Christmas Frames

Are beautiful holiday cards going unused at your house? Yep, ours too, so the boys and I decided to use them to decoupage wooden photo frames for them to give as gifts and to put up family holiday photos. You decoupage fanatics are thinking nothing new, but we have never done decoupage before, but we learned quickly. The biggest mistake we made was not painting the first frame before we added images, and we also learned that the frames look much nicer when you use images within the same color scheme. All you need to create the frames is a wooden frame, scissors, glue, old holiday cards and some Modgepodge to coat the images when you're finished.
We have planned on a big collage using the photos we’ve collected over the years, and we’re also turning some of the cards into an interlocking building game, a project idea from an old Martha Stewart Living. Martha also had a great idea to cover wooden blocks with six different cards to make a picture puzzle set, and a friend of mine is cutting her cards using a circle cutter and turning them into a paper wreath.

Do you have any other good ideas about how to recycle old Christmas cards?

Homemade with Love

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Momala said...

What a great idea! I'll have to remember to save my cards this year so we can make some frames. Thanks for the idea!

Catherine said...

That is a great idea! I saw something in Better Homes and Gardens about cutting Christmast cards into stars, snowmen etc. and decorating a mantle along with greenery, it looked good when they did it.

Desiree' said...

I love this idea. I have been collecting Christmas cards for some time, but don't know what to do with them. One thing in the past that I have done is cut them and make a puzzle for my kids to do. Fun times! Thanks for commenting on my blog. Have a great day!

GiBee said...

These turned out lovely! I thought I had left you a comment, and when I came back to re-read the directions, I noticed I hadn't! I'm so sorry about that!!!