Christmas Tree vinyl gets framed

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Last week I showed you the adorable Christmas Tree vinyl Shelley sent me and asked for suggestions on how I should use it.

Here’s how Shelley used it:

After thinking about it for a week, I finally decided that I really did like it framed.

I went to my stash and found an empty 8×10 frame.

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But it wasn’t really that cute or very Christmas-y, so I decided to give it a makeover!

I gave it a good coat of spray paint primer and then finished it off with Krylon silver spray paint.

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I still wanted a little more oomph though. What do you think of when you think of Christmas, the holidays, and decorating?

If you’re like me, you think

{GLITTER}

I headed to Michael’s and picked up some of the Martha Stewart glitter that *everyone* in blogland has been talking about.

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This jar was about $5, but it’s going to last me quite awhile.

On a side note, I had a hard time finding the Martha Stewart glitter until I stumbled upon the Martha Stewart ISLE. Yes, she has an entire isle at Michael’s. And I was in heaven.

I took the ol’ Mod Podge…

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…and painted it on in small sections.

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Then I worked around the frame alternating between the glue and glitter.

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I did the glittering on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper so that I could collect all the leftover glitter and pour it back into the jar when I was done.

After the frame was dry I stuck the vinyl to the glass.

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I needed to choose what type of background the frame would have. While I was at Michael’s I picked up a few cute Christmas papers that might work behind the tree in the frame.

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Honestly, I feel like all of them are too distracting, so in the end I chose white paper.

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I love how it turned out. I love, love, LOVE the glitter frame!

It constantly sparkles as you stare at it. This glitter really was a great investment.

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Thanks Shelley from Wonderfully Wordy for the vinyl. I adore it.

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Happy Holidays, my friends!

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Comments

  1. Love, love love it.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Susie

  2. It turned out beautifully! Love it with the glitter frame.

  3. LOVE the sparkle! I think the white paper was the right choice — nice and simple and it showcases your cute tree. Great Job!

    Emily

  4. It’s beautiful!! I adore your glitter frame. I have a jar of her irridescent glitter and it’s lasted me well over a year now – Martha craft stuff is the bomb!! : ) Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

    Aimee @ Justkiddingaroundatlanta

  5. That glitter frame is PERFECT!! I love it!

  6. Yup the sparkle frame is just the ticket!

  7. Fer cute! I LOVE IT! Can I have one too? hehe

  8. Lovely!

    I know this is off topic, but where did you get those reindeer?? I NEED them!

  9. Love the vinyl and the glitter is awesome!! I use German glass glitter…I love love that!! Really sparkles!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  10. Love the glittered frame! and I love your deer too. This is one of my favorite of your crafts.

    oh, and I looooooove the vinyl but I don’t think Santa is bringing me a silhouette for Christmas this year. 🙂

  11. I love this! 🙂 So pretty with the glitter! And a good choice… so you can bring out the tree again, next year!
    ~Shelley

  12. I am SERIOUSLY loving the glitter frame!! And I agree that the white background was the best choice. Just fabulous!

  13. Very cute! I love Martha Stewart glitter.

  14. Oh I love that vinyl tree but the glitter frame you made is the PERFECT way to display it. And so funny that you just discovered the Martha aisle at Michaels. I can just imagine your reaction when you did. I totally love her products.

  15. Love the glitter!

  16. I love the silver frame!!!

  17. And I love those reindeer! Where did you get them?

  18. The white was the right choice, but if I was going to pick a paper the first one that was silver/bluish was subdued enough to work. Great job on putting it together. Katharine

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