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Express your sentiments of the season simply with this sweet paper-leaf frame. It could be cute perched on a shelf or hung by a wire attachment. (I could also see this packed in an adorable holiday gift basket with lots of goodies!) It is a fairly quick project–I was able to make it during my baby’s afternoon nap!
To make one, you will need:
  • Kraft wrapping paper or a plain brown paper bag
  • Scissors
  • 1 pkg Therm O Web Zots – Clear Adhesive Dots (Jumbo)
  • A small framed chalkboard
  • Acrylic paint (I used Americana-brand in “buttermilk”)
  • A skinny paintbrush
  • Ribbon or other seasonal embellishment

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Use a pencil to draw leaves of various sizes onto the kraft paper. The point is for them not to look perfect! I ended up making about one hundred leaves for the entire project.

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After you have drawn enough leaves, cut them out.

Cut the jumbo Zots in half.

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Press a half-Zot onto the frame.

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Slightly fold each paper leaf in half (lengthwise) to give it a bit of dimension. Place it onto the frame where the half-Zot adhesive is placed.  Keep adding more leaves and half-Zots until you have worked your way around the frame.

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Use a pencil to lightly mark your phrase onto the chalkboard. (If necessary, it can be wiped off with a wet cloth.) Use a skinny paint brush and acrylic paint (or a paint pen, if you prefer) to trace over the penciled words.  Let it dry and retrace until the letters are as thick as you desire.

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Embellish with small sprigs of cranberries or with a ribbon bow (or anything else you might feel inspired to add).

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Happy crafting!

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0 comment on Rustic Holiday Frame

  1. hilaryck
    November 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm (8 years ago)

    WOW!!! Oh my this is simply gorgeous!!!! I soooo wanna try this. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!!! 😉

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  2. rebecca keppel
    November 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm (8 years ago)

    beautiful! love all those kraft leaves and the red berries just pop!

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