Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Making a framed Christmas or holiday collage

Today is my turn to post a holiday project for Practical Scrappers.  This is such a simple project but it's one of my favorite holiday decorations and a great way to use up leftover holiday papers and embellishments.





First, choose the size you want to create. I used a clear acrylic frame that is 11 x15 but you could use any frame size. Cut your pp scraps into various sizes of rectangels and squares and lay them down on your base until you have a pattern that you like. Now you can start adding embellishments. I added a Christmas bingo card, some rubons, stickers, a tag, and a few felt flower and buttons. Just keep in mind that any dimensional embellishments have to be thin enough to fit inside the frame. As an alternative, you can add some dimensional elements to the outside of the frame, like I did with the bow, large felt flower and jingle bells at the top corner. My collage is large enough to hang on the wall, but it would also be fun to create some smaller collages and make a grouping for the mantel or tabletop.

6 comments:

Tracey said...

love, love this idea and I have alot of those pp just waiting for me to do something with. Thanks for sharing your ideas at Unscripted Sketches Ho ho Ho

dawn said...

What a fun and great way to use up scraps. I love this idea, collaging is so cool and this would be great for the holidays. Thanks for sharing with us.

dstandard said...

What a creative and great idea! Love this! Thanks for sharing at US!

Geri said...

What a beautiful project that and what a great way to use up those wee bits of designer paper! You did a great job with the placement of all the elements! So glad that you joined us for Christmas in July :)

Adriana Benitez said...

Wonderful way to decorate for the holidays. I can see doing this for every holiday! Fun!!

Laura said...

What a great idea.. Its beautiful... thanks for joining us for Christmas in July at Unscripted Sketches..