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

Anonymous 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 (Joy Ott) 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~Mille Fleur 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

Unknown 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@JustDevineStyle 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 !

Moore Minutes 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!

Roeshel 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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