Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Christmas Coverup

I have two pictures in my dining room that I love 10  months out of the year, but sadly this Christmas they just didn't fit in. This year I went old school and used a tree theme that I haven't used in about 5 years. Wanting something different this year and not wanting to buy a lot of new stuff I went a little more traditional, red and white.  I know, I'm usually not at all traditional in my Christmas decor, but this year, why not!! I have a wonderful collection of hand painted Santas and Angels, just waiting to be used again.

So, the turquoise and orange pictures were definitely clashing with the red and white I was using. So, what to do, and what to do that would be easy and cheap.
There are a pair of these on the wall in my dining room.    

 One option was to warp the pictures in wrapping paper and adding a bow. Nah, wasn't really what I wanted . Then I came up with an idea, now I don't think this is an original idea, but it's a good one.

I bought 3 pieces of  foam board and cut them to make 2- 23.5 in squares. I had to piece them together as the boards at the dollar store are 20x30. I cut the boards so that they would fit nice and snug inside the frame. Next, I used Christmas scrapbook paper and created 4 squares. Using chipboard letters from the $1-1.50 section at Michaels I spelled out Noel and Hope.  The letters were spray painted gold and embellished with gold glitter.

The letters are glued onto small pieces of cork to create a 3D look.

A couple of my hand painted Santas sit on the table under the "cover up" art.

To make sure the boards stay inside the frames with the added weight of the letters, I added 1- 3M Command strip to each. So far so good. My total cost for this quick cover-up was approx. $13.00 for both. I used every coupon available and caught the paper on sale too. I already had the paint  and the Command Strips.  After the holiday these can be stored away for the next time I want to use them.

So, what do you think ? Do you see a quick cover up in your future?

1 comment:

  1. Great project. Your holiday Wall decor turned out great. Happy Holidays.