Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Christmas in July Continued...

Many years back Victoria magazine had a beautiful December issue that featured the most gorgeous Christmas tree on the cover. The tree was laden with lovely lights and ribbon but most notably, numerous framed vintage snap shots scattered amongst the branches. The image of that tree has lingered in my brain ever since as something I would like to try and recreate for my own home.

With that in mind I began to collect little frames that would be the correct scale to use on my dining room Christmas tree. I also wanted to incorporate family photos into the mix to give the decorations meaning. The three frames shown above are my first attempts. I hot glued bows on to some of the frames to start with and even jazzed up one by attaching a chandelier crystal. This is such an easy project with endless possibilities. The only real challenge is finding the perfect picture to go in each petite frame.

I can't wait to make some more of these now that I have gotten started. I'll show you how it all comes together, but not until December. Happy Day!

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Those are adorable!! Love the colors of the ribbons and that one round leaf looking frame is my favorite!!Can't wait to see it all come together.

Halo Hill said...

What a wonderful touching idea!

Sheila
Halo Hill

vintagebella ~ andrea said...

Hi, I love those ! come by and say hi..I have some big news on th blog for you to see! I am also working on christmas stuff for csst christmas in july friday!

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Melissa! I'm so glad you stopped by! I cannot wait to hang my tassel!
Have a great day!
Kim

hunnybunny said...

How fabulous, I bet that will look stunning on a tree! Make sure when the holiday rolls around you remember to show us all this awesomeness in action!

Celia said...

Christmas, christmas, christmas!!!!!