Getting Creative and CraftyPosted: December 3, 2011
This year I am trying to get a little crafty with my gifts. Thanks to getting married a few months ago, I have a ton of pictures! I think the hardest part of having over 300 pictures to sort through is trying to figure out which ones to print and how to frame/use them without our entire apartment becoming a wedding showcase. We had the barn where we got married blow up and professionally framed, but getting things framed gets expensive so I came up with a few other ideas (two of which I cannot show because they are presents!).
One way to preserve our wedding memories was in a picture box.
I got this door hinged photo box from Home Goods for $15 and printed the pictures from shutterfly with 3 coupons – I have mastered that website this holiday season. I picked pictures that were more of “background” to the day and I really wanted the barn (top middle pic, also the one we got blown up) and the “H” and “N” on the rafters. In the center I put our wedding invitation and envelope, showcasing all of the hand stamped hard work. Lastly I pinned in Nick’s boutonniere (the silk flowers worked out really well).
Now all I need is a house with a wall to hang it on…all in good time.
Another project I tackled was making ornaments.
We have two magnolia trees outside and I collected their pods (free), spray painted them with oil rubbed bronze ($8), then glitter ($3) and I finished them off by painted all of the point with red craft paint leftover from the wedding. I hung them with twine also leftover from the wedding. I love how the glitter sparkles off of the tree lights.
Are you getting craft this holiday season? What is your favorite way to display photographs?