I have very ambitious dreams of how I will decorate my house someday. I’d like to be one of those people that changes the sheets and quilts on every bed to Christmas flannel for the holidays. In the spring, I’d love to take down luxurious velvet draperies and fold up furry, fluffy throw blankets and replace them with sheer white window treatments and crisp, white slipcovers. And the list goes on.
I applied my “changeover” dreams on a small scale this year to bring a bit more holiday spirit into the family room. By cutting some sheets of holiday scrapbook paper to fit into my already hung frames, I quickly transformed my photo wall. I was also able to display a cranberry wreath that I made years ago and I love how the layering of frames and the wreath add dimension and color to the room. In the large square frames (from IKEA), I displayed this fun kid art that we did last year. I got this idea from the Holiday handmade idea book by Northridge Media. It was easy to trace the kids’ hands and feet to make the moose head. I arranged them on coordinating holiday cardstock and added decorative brads to make this charming artwork. The 12×12 pictures were stored in our family scrapbook album and I love it that I could just pull them right out and stick them up on the wall. In the large open picture frame, I clipped up some vintage Christmas prints that I found on The Graphics Fairy website. Cheap, quick, and easy! I’m hoping to also clip up some of the holiday artwork the kids bring home from school.