Every year, after my kids visit Santa at the mall, I display the photo in a holiday picture frame. Since my eldest is 14 now, I have 14-holiday frames filled with the cutest pictures of my kiddos with Santa. And as much as I love this tradition, I’m finding it harder and harder to find a Christmas picture frame that I like. So this year, I plan on making my own instead! Keep reading below for some of my favorite picture frame Christmas crafts.
Picture Frame Christmas Crafts: Rustic
Pick up a large wooden picture frame at your local craft store along with some small wooden letters. Make sure that you pick a size that will easily fit on the picture frame itself. Paint the picture frame in a few coats of white chalk paint and hot glue the lettering on the frame so that it spells out a holiday greeting. Complete the look with a few sprigs of holiday greenery and fill it with your favorite holiday photo.
Picture Perfect Christmas Crafts: Plaid
The best part of these craft ideas is that you don’t even have to fill the frame with a holiday photo. You could fill it with something else for something just as festive. Start with a black picture frame and coat it in some chalk paint so that the black still shows through a little bit. Remove the glass and throw it away, you will not need it. Cover the picture frame backing in your favorite holiday plaid and attach with hot glue on the other side. Next, write your favorite holiday greeting on a piece of burlap and a stencil. Place this in the middle of your frame and tie it off with a bit of greenery. And if you’d rather not make it, you can buy it here.
Picture Frame Christmas Crafts: Farmhouse
I love the look of this picture frame because it really looks great in any house. To create, you’ll need a wooden picture frame in your desired size. Next, head to the hardware store and pick up some twisted molding, small enough that it will fit on the picture frame without being overwhelming. Paint the molding so that it looks like a twisted candy cane, let it dry, and then attach it to your picture frame for a little holiday spirit. Find the full tutorial here.
Picture Perfect Christmas Crafts: Jingle Bells or Mini Ornaments
Head to the dollar store and pick up a string of Jingle Bells and an inexpensive picture frame. Separate the bells so that they are each individual, and hot glue them strategically around the edges of your picture frame. You could even use mini ornaments instead. Super adorable, right?
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