Tuesday, December 14, 2010

-- The DIY Project that Hasn't Quite Happened --

So its my favorite week for the Dare to DIY party that Kim is hosting at the NewlyWoodwards - Dare to Deck Your Halls Week (see my projects from last year here).

But, the main project that I've been planning to share hasn't quite made it to a completed state yet.  In our hallway we have a collection of frames where we usually display recent travel photos.  My plan for this Christmas this year was to switch out some of those pictures with holiday related typography art.  I've created all the art, but have yet to get them in the frames.  I'd love to say that I've got in my list for later this week, but the reality is that I may not get to it until next year :(

Since I was so excited for this project I want to document it on the blog too.  If you see anything you like, just email me and I'd be happy to share the file with you...

Here is a mock-up of the wall of frames.  The empty areas were destined to have a sweet red and white snowflake wrapping paper in them that I found recently.

Here are the screen captures of the individual items that I had printed.

These ones are sized for an 8x10 opening:

The rest are sized for a 5x7 opening and I was able to print 2 per page of photo paper:

These ones are my favorite - I took inspiration from a few pieces I've seen floating around blogland lately.
Anyways, I feel bad that I can't show any pics of the completed project, but I've been swamped and haven't had the chance to switch out so many frames :)

One project I have completed though is my mantelscape (top of piano).  If you check out my post from last year, you'll see that this year's piano top is quite different, I love the sparkle though!

Next Week is Christmas traditions and I've got an interesting one to share :)  Can't wait!


Megan said...

Love it all!

Do you play piano? I have played (almost) my whole life but don't have a piano or keyboard so I don't get to play very often. I miss it so much!

Debra said...

I think that it would have been lovely if you had been able to finish the frames, but it happens this time of year! No worries. Now it's all set for next year. I LOVE the decorations on top of your piano, so sweet and simple. Good job and Happy Holidays!

Littlec said...

The decorations look fantastic! You put my mantle to shame.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

These look so great! My favorite ones are the ones that look like eye charts. So clever! Can I steal the file for my wall?

Thanks for linking to Dare to DIY> Sorry for the delay in commenting. Just a crazy week. But I really appreciate it.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Your wall display looked like a fun one! Isn't it sad when you have such a great plan in mind and then you don't have the time to get it done? I guess you'll have something to look forward to next year!

Your piano mantlescape is SO pretty with the whole silver theme. I recently acquired a piano and although I do play from time to time, I also like the extra decorating space it provides. lol.

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

The holiday eye charts are such a great idea! Even if you couldn't get everything done in time for this year, just imagine how far ahead of the game you are for 2011! :)

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