Happy Holidays everyone! It’s Elizabeth this week with a quick post ... because I’m sure you, like me, are very strapped for time this week ... ‘tis the season.
So here’s a look at my “Quick Change Year in a Frame” project. I wanted a speedy way to decorate for every month’s theme ... a sure way that there was at least some form of thematic decoration in my house. Nothing easier than slapping something in a frame, right?
The frame is deep. Almost shadowbox like and has a frosted glass border. The depth allows for foam adhesive and buttons even with the glass still inserted ... whew ... ‘cause ain’t nobody got time for dusting papercraft projects : ).
To keep the designs consistent and the crafting time minimal, I decided to always include a button and to make sure the shapes were simple. The shapes are just free clipart I gathered off the internet. Now ... the first two designs are a bit different from the other eleven ... they were my firsts ... and just like parenting, the first ones are always done differently : ). So when I got to March, I decided to add a stitched square of coordinating pattern paper. I. Love. Sewing. On. Paper. It’s almost nauseating how much I do that.
Well, enough words ... let’s get to the eye candy ... the pictures.
January: Sparkly Snowflake
February: Two Hearts
March: Lucky Clover
April: Button Bunny
May: Mother's Birdhouse
June: Father's Tie
June Bonus: Graduation Hat
July: Stars and Stripes
August: Summer Sun
September: Apple for the Teacher
October: Bats in the Belfry
November: Fall Leaf
December: Tree Time
I hope you enjoyed this quick look at my “Quick Change Year in a Frame”. It would be a great project to work on during the week in between holidays ... then you could hit the ground running Jan 1st. To be ahead of schedule? That would be the best holiday gift EVAH!