Hello there! It’s Corey from TinySidekick and I’m happy to be visiting again to share a really easy way to add a ton of color to your Christmas decor without spending lots of money or making a big color theme commitment that you’ll have to live with every year! These DIY Christmas decorations have been go to Christmas decor at both my mom’s and my own house for a few years now.
Why do we love these simple paper wrapped frames so much? It’s a really easy way to add a ton of color and fun Christmas pattern to your Christmas decorations. It doesn’t cost a lot of money. And if you are anything like us you want to change things up from year to year, so this is perfect cause it is zero commitment.
We started out just wrapping the entire frame in paper, but it covered up the photo. And since Christmas is all about family, we want to see the cute faces in the photos. Am I right? Wrapping frames in holiday paper is really easy, but there is one trick that I want to share with you that will save you lots of frustration.
- a frame
- wrapping paper
The first thing you’ll need to do is remove the photo, backing, and the glass from the frame. Then lay it face down on your wrapping paper just like you would to wrap a present, leaving enough at the edges to wrap it all the way to the back in a later step. With it in place, you are going to punch a small hole in the middle of the frame and slice the paper to each inside corner of the frame. Be sure to go directly to the corner. Do this for all 4 corners.
Then go ahead and secure the outside edges with tape leaving the flaps in the middle free.
Here is the trick to avoiding frustration:
Without securing the middle flaps, place the glass back into the frame gently and pull the flaps tight. If you tape them first your paper will rip when you put the glass in. Once the glass is in place and the paper is pulled tight, cut off the excess and tape it in place.
Last, you’ll add your photo and the backing back in.
And now you have some fun Christmas frames that still allow you to see your family!
This is my mom’s shelf all done up with the grandkids displayed! Last year she had all blue and white going. So you can see how easy it is to change from year to year. So if you are still in need of some easy pops of color before Santa and your guests arrive, just go grab some wrapping paper and get wrapping!
Thanks for having me again today! I’d love for you to pop over and peek around at all of my Christmas decorations at my Christmas Home Tour! See you there!