First things first, I want to go over are some of the past crafts you may have missed this season! Of course you can always keep up with Christmas Crafting on my Pinterest boards or on MomDots blog board as well. But just check some links below to find my favorite Christmas Crafts that I have shared so far.
- DIY Photo Coasters – Create these coasters as a 5 minute way to gift to friends and family in a perfect gift that will never be returned
- Snowglobe Mason Jar Lids– Giving the gift of a mason jar this year? Up the cute by making the lid into a no-water snow globe
- Waterless Terrarium Globes– So easy to make and with a variety of ways, you can gift a personalized “snow globe” easily from a terrarium bulb and a candle holder
- Little Drummer Boy Clothespin ornaments– one of my very favorite projects, whip up a 12 pack of Drummer boys (or soldiers!) to hand on the tree
- Curly Ribbon Ornament– hands down one of the easiest and less time-consuming crafts you can do this season, have an impact on your tree by decorating the ends with curly ribbon. I show you how!
- Cinnamon Stick Star – I love how they smell, do you? Use your left over cinnamon sticks to create stand out stars with an organic and lovely look on the tree
- Reason for the Season – Not necessarily for kids, but if you celebrate the “reason for the season” like we do, here is where you can find nails to symbolize Christ dying on the cross so you have one special ornament that you hang with care every year.
- Photo Tags: Need a way to easily identify presents this year or have a young child that cant read? This is what I used to make this process fast!
Now on with the newest craft.
As you can tell, I only work with crafts that you can do fairly simply. I think that crafting doesn’t have to be full of skill but rather full of fun, so if you are looking for perfection, you won’t find that here. I was inspired to do some photo crafts this year because 1) the kids love seeing and gifting their beautiful faces and 2) CVS and I worked together on another post and I was able to get tons of prints for 19 cents and now they are laying around taunting me to create!
Now grab your Modge Podge because this one is another very easy Christmas craft that you may just want to display year round!
DIY Metal Chalkboard Frame Ornament
- First, I purchased a metal chalkboard frame. You can buy these fairly inexpensive at a craft store (even more so if you have a coupon) and they come ready to hang, which I like. I purchased a chalkboard version because you can craft your photo on one side and write on the other, making it personal down to the last touch when you gift it. (IF you gift it…cause it’s so cute I am keeping mine). I have to admit that I adore this kind of look too. It reminds me of the shabby chic dream home I’ll probably never own, but at least I get a small piece of it on my tree. The great thing about framing on a metal chalkboard is that it doesn’t have to be just for the holidays either. You can hang this one in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom- anywhere! It doesn’t need to be packed up once the holiday has passed.
- Second, I trimmed my photo. The sizing of course will depend on the size of your frame, but mine was pretty lined up with my 4×6 print. I mainly had to take off some of the sides and then round the corners with scissors.
- Now decide which side you want to lay your photo down on. I chose to do mine where the photo was pushed forward, but you could easily flip it on these and make it “inside” the frame. Cover with modge podge, stick on your photo and then recover with modge podge. Let dry and done! Whatever side you didn’t craft on, grab a chalk marker and make sure you write the date on.
Love working with photos like I do? Hey, you need to! Because we spend so much time online we have to remember to get our photos in our lives too! Head over to my DIY photo coasters and have them done in time to bring them as a gift tonight!