Monday, December 13, 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Day 8 - Dollar Tree Pictures

You've got to be kidding me!  It's December 14th and I'm just now on Day 8....how did I get so far behind?!?!

Holiday parties and room redo's...that's how!!

So, without further ado....here is a project I made from frames I got at the Dollar Tree and scrapbook papers.  So they are super CHEAP!!! :)

Here is what the frame looked like before:



Not the worst thing I've ever seen at the DT...but I knew it could be improved upon!

So, I took the whole thing apart.

Yes, this picture is showing a different matte than the black and white one.

Then I put glue onto my matte and stuck the scrapbook paper to it.  After it dried (if your patient enough, which I'm not, but you really should wait) I used my Xacto knife to cut around the matte.

Then I reassembled my frame.


I used Gorilla Glue and weighed it down while it dried (this time I really had to wait).

While I waited I finished the center.  I used Christmas scapbook paper again, I cut the sleigh shape out of one of the pieces of paper and glued it onto a pretty background paper.


And here is what it looks like complete!


I will not lie....this sleigh is my absolute favorite!!!!  LOVE IT!!! :)

But I did complete a couple more, using the same steps as above.

I cut a Poinsettia out of scrapbook paper for this one.


And for this is one, I used a scrap piece of burlap and stamped a Christmas tree on it.


Each frame was less than $2!!  Not too shabby if I don't say so myself! :)

Until tomorrow....

18 comments:

  1. Great Re-Do! What a great idea for an easy decoration!

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  2. Indeed my friend....not too shabby at all!

    Many Blessings,
    M.

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  3. That looks amazing! I love it. Awesome blog!

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  4. LOVE IT! they turned out great!

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  5. I don't know these are all pretty great. Why doesn't my dollar store have such neat stuff? Maybe it is because I don't have your vision.(-: Very nice.

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  6. How cute are they?? You did an awesome job my friend. (not that I expected any less from you, with your creative talents!)

    I'd have to say that the Christmas tree on the burlap is my most favorite, but they're all so sweet! I swear, every time I come here and see a new project that you've done, my first thought is "now why can't I think of things like that?" So, keep on keeping on, girl! You've obviously got tons more energy and creativity than I do! LOL

    I also want to thank you so much for your beautiful comment on my post today.(even if you did make me cry a little bit) I am so very blessed and truly grateful to be lucky enough to count you as a friend. :~)

    Blessings,
    Martha

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  7. It always surprises me the wonderful things people come up with. nice work!

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  8. Oh, these are so cute! And I love how you stamped a tree on the last one! :)

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  9. Hooray! You were featured today! :)
    Amanda
    todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  10. Very cute! I like the poinsetta!

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  11. Wow these are awesome! I may have to get these at the dollar store and try them myself. Thank you for showing me how!

    I'd love it if you could stop by my blog and check out my 1st giveaway!

    http://theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com/2010/12/v8-ambition-giveaway.html

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  12. I love how these turned out... and I love that they are inexpensive! What a great idea! I featured it on my blog this morning! :]

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  13. The sleigh is my favorite too! What a fun idea... for such a great price!

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  14. They must give such lovely Christmas charm to the room when hung up or placed on the mantel!

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  15. i absolutely love this. I am going to share this on my blog!!!

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  16. here is your feature!! http://onesweetstory.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-frames.html

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  17. I want one! What a great redo. Gotta love the dollar store :)

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