Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Making

A bit of Christmas making was had this week using some thrifted treasures.

The wooden frame was discovered at The salvo's for $3.00-I removed the cardboard print which was all waterstained and warped.
I've pegged some thrifted deco's onto the hanging wire and the result a quick and easy Christmas display.

This happy heart decoration was made with some pretty cross stitched linen and a doily, both thrifted.
I have great admiration for those clever cross stitchers like this beautiful lady. I do!
But I am a lazy crafter and I am impatient too. So it gives me great joy to be able to make a little something quickly. I added a little hand stitching on the edge and the doily so I could give myself a tick for some effort!

the back

The perfect finishing touch...a special vintage button from Belles Buttons. I left the old thread in the button as just adds that little bit of character, I think.

When I went looking for my link to Belles buttons, I stumbled across this picture and thought I'd post it again seeing as Christmas is only 13 days away! Are you ready? I'm not!

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Sheree said...

Your framed Christmas display looks great Lea! Love that heart!

Sheree xx

Little Gumnut said...

absolutely love that idea with the photo frame, wire and pegs! Looks fabulous! I've taken to buying interesting naff frames from the op shop and spray painting them gold then hanging them with family photos grouped on the wall. That reminds me... must spray the ones I've got sitting waiting!

Kylie said...

What a wonderful idea, it looks lovely x

Yvette Adams said...

The hearts are ADORABLE! I especially love the cross stitched one. And not just cos it's cross stitched LOL, it's just so pretty.

Bungalowgirl said...

Love the heart and those buttons, take my breath away every time.

Paulette said...

What a fun and creative decorations. Love it!❤

Vintage Sweetheart said...

I love this idea it's such a unique way to show off decorations and you could switch them out year round!

Cathy said...

great idea! and the buttons are fantastic

NowSoLA Vintage said...

I love what you've done with the frame and ornaments! I have so many old frames sitting around, thanks for the inspiration!
Cheers ~ Lara

Charlotte said...

Oh cool idea for the frame!
I LOVE those buttons, aren't they just gorgeous. I love vintage buttons so much!

tea with lucy said...

such sweet things.

i have an old frame here that is perfect for that!!

rachel xo