I had such a great day yesterday full of shopping, a doctor's appointment (where I forgot to tell him half of the reason I was there... grrr), and the first Christmas party of the season. It was lots of fun and since I am the new girl, I am so happy to be included.
The party theme was "my favorite things" so we each brought 5 of our favorite things that cost $6 to give away. I came home with some super great things, one was a green vase that is going to be the feature of a future post! Oh, and I have to tell you about the house where the party was. When you walk in there is a big spiral staircase... with ZEBRA carpet! I'm dying at how fantastic it was! Maybe she'll let me snap a picture for you.
Anyway, I decided to go with the whole "12 DIY decor days of Christmas" so welcome to day #2: Starlight Mint Frame.
I bought this foam board at the dollar store a few days ago. I didn't have a clue what I would be doing with it. I just knew that there was a project with it somewhere.
I cut a piece of the board the size of a piece of paper.
A few days ago I pinned this great printable at Capital B. The "Behold Your King" just gives me chills. You know, like the true meaning of Christmas. Anyway, I printed them the full size of the paper and decoupaged them to the foam board that I had cut. I used card stock but if I did it again I would definitely use photo paper because the card stock wrinkled with the decoupage and it looked really crappy so I took some antiquing glaze and tried to make it look old instead of crappy (the one on the right).
Next I glued starlight mints (I'm obsessed with them this season!) around the entire print with hot glue.
And finally I put it on the mantle, which is still a work in progress.
I really like the frame but I would prefer it if the print was not antiqued. The gray just looks better fresh.
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