Monday, November 16, 2009

~ Christmas Decor & The Graphics Fairy ~

Thanks to Karen over at The Graphics Fairy, I have been making some items to use for Christmas decorations. Here's what you get when you take some graphics that Karen offers up.






A couple of frames from Goodwill {at $2.99 each}, a little bit of craft paint and a scrap of fabric.



This first frame I just cleaned up and used the sheet music graphic as a background and the children graphic on top. I'm thinking I might hang this on the wall behind one of my little Christmas trees that I will be putting in my front entry {since the sheet music is entitled "Around the Christmas Tree"}.



The second frame I took red and black craft paint {since the red was a bit bright} and dulled the red a bit with the black. I just painted the inside groove of the frame with the red. I used a red fabric scrap that has a gold scroll design for the background and used the Christmas fairy graphic on top of that.



This red actually works in my big den with the red drapes I recently got from Target and the pillows from Kohl's. I think that is where it will call home for the holidays.


This just goes to show that you don't need to spend a lot of money making decor for your own home for the holidays or even to give as gifts.


I am linking this post up to Brag Monday over at The Graphics Fairy.


Also, the DIY Show Off Holiday Highlights


The DIY Show Off



21 comments:

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Beautiful Kathy. I love simple hand made holiday decor!

Room to Inspire said...

Love these - the images are great and I love that you found those frames at Goodwill! As you know, I am a fan.

Chelsea

pk said...

Graphics Fairy sure has a lot of great stuff - I need to spend some time one of these days checking it out. I like your tip about dulling the red down with the black - great job on your newest addition to Christmas decor!
pk @ Room Remix

dustypenny said...

Wow, great idea! I love Karen's site, too!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, they are just gorgeous. I love them all. They are just beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Cathy said...

Wow...these are lovely!!! I love your creativity!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Jane said...

Your pictures turned out great. The graphics really evoke a wonderful,vintage holiday. I like the red you added to the second frame.
Jane

Tammara said...

I love that you framed the images! I can't wait to do something with the red christmas image.

Nancy said...

Love your thrifty ingenuity! Now there are 3 of us this week who used the poinsettia girl image...I love your simple framed picture, it makes a lovely decoration.

Averill said...

What a wonderful idea! It's amazing what some inexpensive clip art or magazine clippings can transform into with a little ingenuity. Love this idea as a hostess gift for holiday parties, in particular.

Blue Creek Home said...

Those look great. I just love vintage Christmas decorations.
Rhonda

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

These turned out great Kathy!!! I really like how you layered these. The image at the top, the one with the children, came out of a very old scrapbook that belonged to my Great Grandmother. It's so much fun for me to see this image being used in such a lovely way. Thanks for playing along for another "Brag Monday"!

Maria Killam said...

So pretty and creative!!

Tara said...

These are great! The fabric looks great with that print. Karen always has such good graphics.

The Stylish House said...

Kathy,
Oops, I submitted my first comment under the wrong post! Your frames turned out very nice, and I like you spent more creative energy then money.
Cathy

C├ęcile Kotsch said...

Very very nice !

{ L } said...

What delightful decor! Great idea too!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Great vintage decor. I love the graphic fairy

Cheri

sandra said...

Great idea!
Thanks for shearing!
Hugs!
Sandra!

The DIY Show Off said...

Hi Kathy! I'm a few days behind. The vintage graphics are my favorite! These turned out perfect! Great job!

Thanks for adding your creativity to the DIY Holiday party! :)

Roeshel

Vel said...

Ooh, now that's a great idea! TFS!

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