Saturday, December 26, 2015

Reclaimed Window Family Frame

Reclaimed Window - Family Frame

My brother has the most amazing family-in-law! They are so generous and welcoming and I am so lucky they treat me like family as well.

Unfortunately, about 7 months ago, their home was partially destroyed by smoke and was unlivable. They lost almost everything in the house, and had to tear the house apart and redo everything. 
I was able to take their family pictures last winter, and I thought it would be a heart-felt Christmas gift to make them some new home decor, and include all of their beautiful faces. Not that they need to be reminded, but this is a daily reminder that people you love are the most important things in life, not material items. 

I was able to get my hands on this beautiful old window, added a new coat of paint and distressed it.
I added some beautiful, and perfectly stated, DCWV Wall Transfers.

I loved this 'DCWV Life Is Sweet' transfer, so I put it front and center, as the main focus for the frame.

I printed out a few of my favorite pictures from the shoot, and secured them to some fiber board with ModPodge. I screwed some hooks into the frame and hung the images on them. This way, as the family grows, they can replace them with new pictures.

For the rest of the wording and the leafy decals, I used the DCWV Remember To CherishDCWV Winter Garden Peel & Stick Wall Accents, and the DCWV Swirly Branches Peel & Stick Wall Accents. They all coordinated so well!

 [ Some products used on this project were provided to me for review by DCWV, but all comments, ideas and images are my own ] 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Extra Large Holiday Bows

If you have a large gift to wrap this season, don't spend too much money on a pre-made bow from the store!
Make your own (and have a full stack left over!)

The DCWV 16x20 Premium Stack is perfect for making extra large, incredible, gift bows.
I found this tutorial online for a large gift bow, and come to find out.... a single page of the DCWV 16x20 stack is the perfect size for a single bow! Think of how many you could make with a single stack!!

I decorated the paper first. I then distressed and crumpled the paper I made for my dad's bow.

I also made glitter gift tags from metal tags.

For my mom's bow, I did not distress the paper. I spritzed with paint for some color.
You can make each bow unique!

I would love to post a picture of these adorable bows on my large Christmas gifts,... but they are a surprise (it's not Christmas yet)So please use your imagination!

 [ Some products used on this project were provided to me for review by DCWV, but all comments, ideas and images are my own ]