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HOW TO MAKE A DIY CHRISTMAS FRAMED PRINT

This DIY framed print needs to come with a neon sign that states no tools or glue is required.

If you are a frequent visitor at Everyday Edits or follow me on Pinterest you know I love a good upcycle project.

DIY FRAMED CHRISTMAS OR HOLIDAY PRINT

This Christmas framed print made from packing materials is my absolute favorite upcycle.  Scroll below for my favorite upcycle ideas.

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DETAILS OF DIY FRAMED PRINT

Did I mention it requires no tools or glue?

The wood frame was at the base of a shipping box which meant I did not need to haul it from the side of a dumpster or from my neighbor’s yard.

This same idea works if you have a wood picture frame.

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HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS FRAMED PRINT 

When I emptied the contents of the box I found this wood frame. 

Here is how I transformed a packing frame into a holiday print. These steps work if you want to want to repurpose a wood photo frame.

  1. Sandpaper
  2. Stain
  3. Thumbtacks
  4. Wrapping paper 

Oh, did I mention it took seven minutes to build?

Except, build is a strong word.

Fortunately, the warehouse, where the frame originated, did all the work.

This DIY projects works just as well if you have an empty wood frame.

The upcycled frame was at the bottom of the shipping box for a small table lamp I ordered from my favorite online-only decor site. Make sure to sign up for daily steals!

The only thing I added was a coat of stain to darken the wood packing frame.

And, the stain made the frame look more refined.

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TIP: in a pinch, plastic bread bags protect the hands while staining objects.

Never underestimate the strength of a plastic bag to protect a fresh coat of OPI red. 

I propped it up on our DIY Pottery Barn knockoff mantle above our bed. 

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THRIFTY REPURPOSED HOLIDAY PRINT

This is exactly what I wanted- a holiday-themed framed print for the holidays. I did not want to pay Pottery Barn prices for a Christmas wall art piece.

I wanted something that could be tweaked for different seasons.

HELLO CHRISTMAS WRAP

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And, all it took was a few feet of Christmas wrap I grabbed on one of my weekly (daily) trips to HomeGoods.

Tip: HomeGoods has a great collection of gift wraps (and greeting cards) all year round so I already have plans to switch the paper for Valentine’s Day.

The stained packing frame looked great by itself too. I may just layer frames across the mantel.

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I hope this upcycle gives you a few ideas on how to repurpose everyday items. This idea would work with a wood frame (with or without the glass).

You can check out my favorite upcycle ideas at Everyday Edits.

FRAMED HOLIDAY PRINT

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4 Comments

  1. Laura I am so glad to see you back and with such an amazing project. I hope you are having a magical holiday season.

  2. You are so clever! This is great
    Pat

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