Thursday, November 10, 2011

button snowflake

Today I'm excited to share my first Christmas craft of the season with you!

A few years ago I got this picture in a gift exchange at a Christmas party
Not bad, but not really my style. I don't have any other old style Santas and (at the risk of being banished from blogland) I confess that I'm not really a big fan of the whole distressed look the frame has. And you can't see it in the picture, but there is also a spot in Santa's beard where it looks like something got stuck to the canvas and took a chunk of it off. I have hung this picture for Christmas the last few years because I had it, but this year I decided to change it to make it fit my style a little more.

First I painted the frame Magnolia White. It took 6 coats to cover the green but I think it was worth the effort.

Then I cut some sparkly red felt to fit the opening and glued it in
(Sorry about the dark pictures. By the time I finished painting the frame it was dark outside.)

And finished it off with a snowflake made out of white buttons 
I love the more modern and clean look of the white frame, and as you will see as I post more of my Christmas decorations, I am a huge sucker for red with white and/or silver snowflakes. For just $3.20 ($.75 for the white paint, $1 for 2 pieces of felt, and $1.45 for a package of white buttons) I turned a picture I didn't love into something I am excited to hang on my wall this Christmas!

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Trish and Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

How clever and cute!!!

Coley said...

Much better than the original!!

Kerryanne English said...

I'd love for you to come join in my Simply Christmas link party at

Maggie said...

luv the redo,
Would luv for my readers to discover your blog, will you please join our weekly party at
have a great crafting week!

Junk in their Trunk said...

I am going to have to make this. It turned out so cute. Thanks for linking this up to our party.
{Junk in their Trunk}

Marilyn said...

Sooo creative and beautiful.. I absolutely love this.. I have a linky party happening for Christmas ornaments and I will LOVE for you to please share this lovely feature with me and my friends please : )) --wishing ya a great start to your week. TY

Lisa @ Lisa's Craft Blog said...

This is such a simple, yet beautiful project!!

Thanks so much for linking it up at my 26-Day Christmas Craft Marathon Linky Party!!

Lisa's Craft Blog

Twinkle Star said...

Very beautiful! Red and white is my favourite colour combo for Christmas! x

karah said...

What a great way to update an outdated picture. Beautiful!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

I love this! Shared it to Facebook. Would love for you to join our Sunday's Best Party =)

Gen said...

I really like how this is not necessarily a Christmas decoration, but a winter decoration! Then you can have it up longer, which is a win win situation when you make something beautiful. I'm really digging all the button decorations, and this one is no exception. Great work.

ournextgreatadventure said...

So cute