Easy DIY Christmas Art (don’t remove it, cover it up!)
I love decorating for Christmas. The easy, DIY Christmas art I’m sharing today is the perfect solution to adding holiday decor to your existing decor….simply!
This post was updated Dec/2020
Want to know the easiest way to make DIY Christmas art for your home?
Isn’t that the cutest little sign? I think so.
And the saying….even cuter!
I shared it earlier this week in my first holiday tour of the season, “A Festive Christmas Laundry Room -2017“.
I don’t know about you but I love decorating for the holidays. With a blog, however, it’s a challenge to come up with new ideas and new placement of things I’ve used in years past. No one wants to see the very same decor, in the very same place every year, right?
Even if I didn’t have a blog, I’d try to change it up a bit.
Although, if I’m being 100% truthful, I was bad about putting things right back in the same place they were the year before.
How about you?
I now try to mix things up so my home will look a bit different every single year.
If you are like I used to be before blogging, maybe this will provide you with some inspiration for changing things up.
Sometimes I just want to remove pictures on the wall and replace them with holiday-themed ones.
But…here is where the problem lies.
Some of my photos/prints are up with 3m strips (love those things) and who wants to have to remove those and replace them a month later?
I don’t, I guess I’m lazy like that. But hey, I just like easy.
Like this print I had in my laundry room, for example.
It is up with 3m strips.
So instead of taking it down, I came up with another solution altogether!
I originally thought I’d use white paper to line the print with and then add lettering.
I instead decided to use a foam board from the dollar store. (so not only is this easy peasy…it’s also budget-friendly, too…win!)
I simply took the inside measurements and marked and cut the foam board accordingly.
I used a T square and my handy little X-Acto style knife.
Which worked perfectly, by the way.
Here’s the graphic I designed for this project.
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I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out.
I never design directly inside the Silhouette program because ….well, because I just haven’t gotten the hang of it yet.
I don’t feel like I can control as much as I’d like.
And so, let me tell you, designing elsewhere, like Picmonkey (which I love), and being able to transfer right on over to Silhouette to cut it out….game changer!
Now that I know how to use the Silhouette in this way, it’s one of my favorite (time-saving) ways of making things with lettering.
Want to see how easy it is to use your own designs inside of Silhouette? Click here >>> How To Import Your Own Designs Into Silhouette Cameo.
Or you can also use any of these transfer methods to do it if you don’t have a Silhouette machine.
I printed it out on black vinyl and then pulled off the excess vinyl around the letters……
….then attached the transfer paper, peeled off the backing, and got it aligned on the foam board.
Next, I stuck it on and carefully pulled the transfer paper off, leaving the letters stuck to the foam board beneath.
I then used a few 3m strips (cut in half as to not be wasteful, I’m a thrifty girl! ;) ) on the back.
And simply stuck it up inside the frame.
Easy DIY Christmas art…and done!
I love how simple this project was. And I love that I didn’t have to take down any artwork/pictures to do it.
If you don’t own a Silhouette machine and don’t want to buy one, you can also do this by hand with any of my other favorite transfer methods, found here.
Or if you have a holiday stencil you like, you can even use that.
Think you might try it? I hope so!
Love it? PIN it to save it!
I’ll see you next week with my full Christmas home tour and even a little tutorial for the small wreaths I made for my laundry room-2017.
Have a wonderful weekend friends!
Great idea Nancy, looks so cute??
Thanks Sandra! I like easy! ;) xoxo
Love this, thank you for the idea.
Thanks Christina! And you are very welcome! xoxo
I absolutely love the sign and thank you for allowing us to download
So glad you like it Norma! It’s a fun one! :) xo
What a great idea! I always love your signs! You make the cutest ones! Merry Christmas, Nancy! xo
Aw thanks Karen! This one is so fun!! lol Merry Christmas! xoxo
So cute (I’m catching up on my blog reading…) Do you have a post on the little “Joy/Love/Peace” Christmas tree sign… that’s a cutie, too!
Found it! ;-)
Thanks Julie! So glad you found it! And thank you! :) xo (I’m catching up on blog stuff too…our internet was out for a few days, no fun!lol)
I love it and the tip on building it in another program.
I don’t use the regular command strips for pictures, I use the Command type that are like Velcro. That allows me to take pictures down anytime and put them back up.
Oh yes!! I use the velcro ones almost exclusively these days for that very reason! I love them! :) xoxo
I have a Cricut and haven’t figured out how to use the PDF file to cut out things. I love the sign and may just print it instead of cutting it out. Maybe I’ll figure it out one day! Love the short cut of putting over the picture!!
I have been sharing all of my most recent graphics in jpg only these days. I used to do only pdf for sharing with others. BUT you can convert any of my pdfs into a jpg easily though! I don’t have a site I recommend because I’ve used several (they are quick and free) and there are many. Just search “convert pdf to jpg”, pick one of the sites to covert and upload the pdf and it will convert it into a jpg for you. Then you can use it however you like. :) xoxo
Thanks for the info and good luck with the windows!! Looks like y’all may have some very cold weather soon.
You are very welcome! I hope it was helpful! And yes, we are!! Boo!! lol xo
Love that sign!
But won’t your 3M strips ruin the art underneath though? It really doesn’t?
Thanks, Michele! Well, I suppose it has the potential to. I wouldn’t put them on something that was painted (like true artwork) or something like that. But over glass and regular prints should be okay! This didn’t bother my print at all. But your mileage may vary depending on what you put it on, so keep that in mind. :) xo
I am also surprised that the 3M strips don’t ruin existing painting. Would be afraid to try it on a good painting.
I probably wouldn’t put these over an actual painting because who knows? Over glass and standard type prints it should be fine as mine didn’t get messed up at all. BUT as I mentioned to someone else, your mileage may vary depending on what it’s going on, so keep that in mind! xo
Thanks, Debra! xo
Great ideas! Thank you for being able to print my copy! I do love the print you covered, can you give me a source? The colors are perfect for my house. Thank you
You are very welcome, Kay! The print came from At Home a couple of years ago. :) xo
Thanks for the information! Much to my surprise I found the print and ordered it!
Oh yay!! I’m so happy to hear that! :)