Christmas Lightbulb 3D Frameable
December 22, 2022
Merry (almost) Christmas, everyone! Are you finishing up any last minute shopping or gift wrapping in these final days? I want you to consider a handmade gift for those hard-to-shop for recipients. The Clear Scraps products make the best gifts and can be personalized for any season.
Today I'm sharing an easy frame that will mean a lot to your friends or family, and requires only a few basic supplies. It's also very quick to assemble, but very meaningful to give. I'm starting with the Base and Deco Frame for this project. The frame is traced onto a red plaid paper then cut out. I glue this on to the frame edge and then the entire frame on to the backing. Set this aside.
Next, I traced the base of the frame in 2 different papers, one plaid and one in red. These are glued on with tacky glue and also glued together. I would also recommend using a hodge podge and filing the edges of the paper first for a longer lasting frame.
I've chosen the Christmas Tree Word N Shape set for decorating this frame. These sets compliment the 3D Frameable products and are interchangeable with your other sets! I've painted the word Christmas in white, then added some red speckles by spraying paint on with a toothbrush.
Next up, I took the Christmas tree and added the same plaid paper as the base to the front. In addition, I'm adding some fun mini lights by wrapping it around the tree and tucking the on/off switch behind the frame. This is SUPER fun! This light set is from Tim Holtz, but you can find these online as well.
Now for a final flair, I've die cut several lightbulb shapes in card stock and strung them on some festive twine. These are then glued around the edge of the frame in an alternating pattern. I love this look - what color of Christmas lights do you normally use for your tree?
In this case, my picture is glued in to the middle of my frame; however, if you intend on changing it out down the road, I recommend not gluing the frame on at the top so you can easily slide the picture in and out.
This frame is ready for display! If you store your frames year after year, I highly recommend spraying your pieces with a light sealer first. Who would you give this frame to this season?
Thank you so much for being a Clear Scraps friend - happy holidays, and see you next time!
Additional supplies: acrylic paints, assorted card stock and plaid papers, twine, tacky glue, hodge podge, paint sealer, miniature light set
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