This post is part of a series entitled “12 DIYs of Christmas”. You can see all the projects and post in this series here.
For the 11th day of Christmas, I am showing you how to embellish a simple free Christmas printable with a wood frame!
- free printable
- paint sticks
I shared in my last post where I made a wood star that I am just amazed by all the things I can do with simple paint sticks! You can buy packs of them at Home Depot for $0.98 – 10 smaller ones in a pack or 3 larger ones in a pack. Such an inexpensive way to get some wood for crafting and DIYing.
Then you will need a free printable. There are so many free printables out there – lots of my blogging friends have created some amazing ones! Just do a quick search on Pinterest or I will share the one I created and used for this project at the end of this post for you to print for FREE! I do suggest printing your printable out cardstock if you can – it will make it stronger and thicker and easier to work with.
To prep my wood frame, I cut my paint stick handle off and the stick to the size of the top/bottom of the paper and then applied a quick coat of dark walnut stain and let dry. Just glue with craft glue or hot glue to the top and bottom of the paper.
I imagine using a framed printable like this hung over open shelves or maybe at a coffee/hot cocoa bar in a kitchen. I don’t have space right now for a coffee bar but hoping to build one in the New Year! But I staged a little hot cocoa bar on my entry console (and I’m sort of tempted to leave it there for the next few weeks )
I just used removable poster sticky tabs to hang it – it’s super light so easy to hang! You could also attach a ribbon or some jute on the back and hang it that way too. Lots of ways to customize it!
The wood frame just adds a little bit of farmhouse charm and dresses up a free and simple printable.
And if you would like to print the Farm Fresh Christmas Tree printable I designed, here it is! Just right click on the image, save to your computer, and then print!
Where would you use a printable with a DIY wood frame? Or maybe you end up using my printable in another way – send me a picture!
I am sharing 12 easy and inexpensive Christmas projects just like this during 12 DIYs of Christmas series. You can see all the projects in this series here. And check out all my past Christmas DIY projects and decor here.