Monday, December 5, 2011

framed christmas subway art {printable}

Yes, I'm still trying to get my holiday decorating done, aren't you? Please say yes so I don't feel so pathetic. Today I knocked out three projects in between trips to the auto repair shop and the grocery store that I'll share this week. Thank goodness for quick and easy ideas! The first only took a few minutes, thanks to my friends Kalli and Lori of Sister Secrets. Lori created this darling Christmas subway art, and Kalli framed it and added the bunting for a gorgeous piece of holiday artwork! (Doesn't it remind you of this countdown she made that I also stole? I love Kalli's style!) Lori is the sweetest--I met her this summer on a trip up to Minnesota to see Kalli and she was an instant friend! Love when that happens. I think you'll like her, too, especially when you find out she's letting us offer her cute Christmas wording as a free printable! UPDATE: The free period is up, but this darling printable is now available for purchase in the SisterSecrets Etsy shop!
 
To create my framed subway art, I first printed out the words on a piece of white card stock. I cut it down a little to fit in my 8x10 frame. Then I proceeded to copy Kalli's fab idea. I took a $2 frame I found at the best thrift store in the Twin Cities (Valu Thrift!) and painted it red. I used Martha Stewart Crafts awesome all-purpose acrylic paint (it's gotten waaay to cold to spray paint here!) and scuffed it up a bit with a piece of sandpaper after it dried. Then I made a little bunting out of scraps of patterned paper like I did here. I hung it on a piece of baker's twine and secured it to the back with a piece of tape. Voila!

Merry decorating! Thanks so much to Kalli and Lori of Sister Secrets for this free Christmas printable! Now go to the SisterSecrets Etsy shop and purchase your copy right now!

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11 Responses to “framed christmas subway art {printable}”

Burton Family said...

I want to know how you made the trees next to the frame!

tina said...

i love this so much. thank you!!

Becky Dunham said...

Oh honey, I am about to make you feel much better... I have not even started on my decorating or shopping! All my decorations are still in the attic! I am making a lot of my gifts this year so have been crazy busy with that. This weekend and I have sworn it is going to happen :) Love this subway art!

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

I love it! I haven't even started shopping yet. Just decorated over the weekend. I better get on it!

I'd love for you to link up and share:
http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-link-party-week-sixteen.html

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Burton Family, the trees are tomorrow's post! :)

Becky, THANK YOU! I do feel better! ;)

Tanya said...

I am loving this color combo! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kristen S said...

Love the banner/bunting on top of the picture...adds a little extra.

Alana Karl said...

love this idea. especially the little bunting at the top :)

Creative Skyy said...

thank you i love it and it just so happens I am going to get pictures printed tomorrow ;)

Destinee said...

This is fabulous! Thanks so much for the printable!

Stefanie said...

Hi there!

So I didn't get to print this around Christmas time but "thought" i downloaded it to print later. I guess I didn't and now its off the downloads page! Any help you can give on this matter? I've tried to go to the "sister secrets" site and can't get there!

XO

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