Monday, November 26, 2012

Framing Vintage Christmas Cards In Altered Art Painted Wooden Frames

Retro Inspired Polka Dot Altered Art Christmas Frame Project

Christmas Frame

Christmas FrameThis attractive laser-cut wooden frame was found at Michaels   and then dressed up with paint and ribbon to display old Christmas cards. The circles were created by taking ordinary circle stickers and adhering them to the frame. Red paint was applied and the stickers were removed leaving the  exposed wood. You could also do this project with a coat of white paint first, then add the circles and paint over with red paint.

If you prefer stripes, you can mask off some diagonal stripes using craft masking tape.
And of course you can add glitter or other embellishments to your frame.

The full  tutorial for this adorable Christmas holiday project can be found at

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great idea! I have some gorgeous Christmas cards that I've saved over the years. I'm going to look for some vintage frames at my favorite Thrift Stores.