How do you feel about a blue Christmas? With a blue Christmas tree of course!…
One place I always forget to decorate for the holidays is on my walls. Sure I put up a tree and display my crafts and decor on the buffet and shelves and other places, but I’ve never actually hung any holiday art up! I was determined to change that this year, so off to my craft closet I went.
I’ve been focusing on thrifty decorating these days, since I have so many supplies already and who isn’t up for saving money, that I put this together with items I already had on hand. See all my made-with-what-I-have projects HERE.
But first, the Gold Thumbtack Christmas Tree Wall Art. This s so easy to make. All you need is an empty picture frame, a piece of foam board, tape and gold thumbtacks, which you can find at the dollar store. I bet you can find the frame, tape and at least poster board (which would work the same) at the dollar store too?
Cut the foam to fit inside the frame and map out your tree. I centered mine on the board and marked it lightly with pencil where the lines would go. Definitely use a ruler for this part and you will thank yourself when your tree comes out straight.
Then, carefully insert the thumbtacks into the foam board in the tree shape. I originally was going to do three complete triangles, but I like the simple outline better. Any lines you don’t use can be erased. Since the foam is so light, you can tape it into the back of the frame and it will stay put. Obviously you can paint the frame to the color of your liking also.
And then, get it up on your wall. This is a sneak peek of the gallery wall in my office makeover, which we’ll return to after the holidays. So I can’t show you much! But I like how it goes with the feather wreath I have up there.
Even if you don’t have these supplies on hand, it would only cost you about $3! How is that for easy decorating? Bam! And it took about 15 minutes.