Friday, December 2, 2011

The 2nd Day of Christmas: Starlight Mint Frame

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.  

Linking up at the great Linky parties found at the bottom of the blog.  They are where I find most of my inspiration!  Check them out!



  1. What a cute idea! It still looks great even with the Antiqued finish!

  2. YOU "did it again" Miss Kelli!

    I SO need to get to the Dollar Store. It's been a while.... I wonder if they miss me as much as I miss them??!

    Suzanne in NW IL

  3. Pretty nice! I like those three boxes that are on your mantle too, and that darling photo!

  4. How neat to see someone use my printable in a project- I love your mint frame! And you are clearly better than me at turning a potentially ruined project into something that works! :P Hope you have a great weekend, Kelli!

  5. Super easy and so so so cute:) I am hosting my first ever link party this weekend and I would love it if you popped over to link up some of your cutie stuff!

    Thanks, Kim

  6. You are SO talented!!! simple but so pretty. thanks so much for linking up to the SPEND LESS-GIVE MORE Handmade Holiday link party at SSJ! :)

    Lauren @

  7. Hey, you can always change what you don't like. You've got a good concept going.
    Thanks for your visit. Do come again.

  8. That quote is beautiful and I love how you framed them-so creative!! And you're way better than me, I just trash anything that doesn't seem to be going in the direction I planned, I'm too impatient to try and save it! ha ha! Great job!

  9. Those printables are just GORgeous...and the mint frame is such a great idea! Such a fun project! Thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays!


  10. What a cute project! I would love for you to share it on the Make and Takes spotlight page (

  11. This is really cute! It's a great way to show off your printable. Thanks for sharing-

    I'll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow for Three Things Thursday, where I feature projects that have inspired me each week. I hope you'll stop by and check it out!


  12. Beautiful. And I LOVE the photo you have it sitting next to. So cute.
    I have a giveaway going on right now WOuld love you to stop by and enter.


  13. So cute! I remember making something like this as a kid:)

  14. A great simple project with the right touch of whimsy. Thanks for linking this up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful.


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