Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Christmas is a Comin

This is one of my most viewed crafts so I figured I would post it a bit early this year.


OK...I seriously don't know what has come over me with all of these Christmas decorations. I think it might be the fact that Eliza's birthday is only 4 days after Christmas, I want to get a lot of these decorations done so I can concentrate on her party. Here is a super quick, super cheap, DIY craft!

Supplies:
  • Vinyl/Stickers
  • Shadowbox Frame
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Bells
  • Ribbon
  • Mod Podge
  • Glue Gun/Glue


First take your frame apart. I decided to hang on to the original "picture" that was in the frame. It was cardboard and sturdy so I mod podged my scrapbook paper right to it. Remember, put the glue on the cardboard, not the paper or it will ripple. Let it dry about 15 min

Next pour in your bells and put the backing back on.

I used my Circut, like always, to cut out the words "Jingle All The Way". I put them on the glass of the frame. I was originally going to put them on the inside of the frame so SOMEONES little fingers couldn't pick at the stickers, but it didn't look right.

I then made a bow and glued it on with hot glue. When I went to buy the stuff for this project I never planned on having a bow. It wasn't until I got started, all materials taken out of packaging, that I saw a crack on the front of my shadow box. Instead of trying to go back, explain why it was out of the package and buy a different one, I decided to just make the bow. I am glad I did, it would have looked unfinished without it.

There ya go...simple and quick. Eliza loves to shake it and hear the bells Jingle!

What I would do different:
Pay attention to the size of the bells vs the frame. I bought a package of multiple size bells and the large ones are too big for the space inside the frame. They get stuck when the backing is on it. I put a few of them in there but took most of them out. I wish I would have just bought all medium size bells so they could roll all around. I also wish I would have hung one bell from the bow to make a Jingle on the outside.

9 comments:

Stephanie Michaels said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is so adorable! Great job. I would love it if you would share this on Super Sweet Saturday at swtboutique.blogspot.com.
Steph

Kalyn Ernest said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for the invite, I linked up :)

Stephanie Michaels said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Kalyn, it's such a cute project! Have a great weekend ; )
Steph

Ana Lopes said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So ADORABLE!! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
Happy weekend!

Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Natasha SerenityYou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love this so cute!!

would love it if you could share it on my link party Serenity Saturday @ www.serenityyou.com

PerSue said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is very cute! You could adapt this idea to any holiday too! Thank you for sharing your cleverness!

Kalyn Ernest said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Sue. I just finished one today for Fall/Thanksgiving, check it out http://www.kalynernest.com/2012/11/blessings-shadowbox.html

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love this what a darling idea. It would be fun to hang it on a door and then it would jingle when it was opened and closed!

Kalyn Ernest said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is a great idea Marissa! The shadowbox has a hook on the back to hang so it would work great with ribbon and a wreath holder