I am constantly putting up new pictures in our home, and I love ‘themed’ picture frames – seasons, holidays, you name it and I want it. The problem is that they can be really expensive, and where do you store all of the Santa/Christmas/Easter/Valentine’s Day/Halloween/etc frames for 50 or so weeks a year you don’t have them on display? Not to mention that I never know if the picture that I’m going to want to display will be landscape or portrait!
I decided to get a teeny bit crafty and use some scrapbook papers to change up a simple frame that I found at Michaels (on sale, of course). The frame is 8×10 so I can use it with 4×6 or 5×7 pictures and still have some of the paper showing. For their Santa picture, I picked out some die-cut snowflake paper.
While I had intended to use the snowflake frame for the rest of the winter, when I saw this damask paper I had to take it home! It’s actually a transparency, not die-cut.
(picture in the frame taken by Elizabeth Fulton Photography – I apologize for the colouring on my picture but I was having a heck of a time getting the white balance right and the flash was making the pattern look crazy so this was the best I could do)
I’ve started a file to keep the papers that aren’t being used in; this way I can keep them to reuse whenever I get the whim. I may even try adding coloured paper behind the die-cuts or transparencies to mix things up a bit. Cheap, easy, and immediately gratifying – just how I like my crafts!