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DIY Christmas Photo Frame

Hello, it’s Kati from Houseful of Handmade again! Are you ready for all things Christmas? I know I am! I love everything about Christmas, and I’m so excited to be sharing this DIY Christmas Photo Frame with you today. It’s the perfect easy DIY to get you ready for the holiday season. So grab a peppermint latte and let’s get creating!

This is such a fun idea for a night before Christmas tradition! Let the kids know they made Santa's list with this easy DIY Christmas Photo Frame and a Nice List Certificate signed by Santa Claus. They will love going to bed knowing they will wake up to presents under the tree. | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

I will admit that I was having a hard time getting in the Christmas spirit this year. Usually by the middle of November, our house is totally decked for the holidays. When we get our first big storm of the season it just makes me want to make the whole house sparkle, but this year it has been hot! Seriously, we have been in the 60s and 70s all month and that has made it harder to get my mind thinking Christmas decor.

This is such a fun idea for a night before Christmas tradition! Let the kids know they made Santa's list with this easy DIY Christmas Photo Frame and a Nice List Certificate signed by Santa Claus. They will love going to bed knowing they will wake up to presents under the tree. | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

I was not about to let the lack of snow dampen my Christmas spirit though. So this weekend I made a batch of chocolate peppermint s’mores brownies, turned on the Christmas music and put up the Christmas tree. And guess what? It worked! My mind is now swimming with all things red and green.

Since I was eating a delicious peppermint brownie, it just made sense to use my Christmas inspiration in this easy Christmas photo frame. During a trip to the hardware store, I found this simple twisted trim molding and I knew it would make the perfect candy cane to decorate a frame for the holidays. So I grabbed a piece of the trim and ran home to finally DIY something Christmasy.

This is such a fun idea for a night before Christmas tradition! Let the kids know they made Santa's list with this easy DIY Christmas Photo Frame and a Nice List Certificate signed by Santa Claus. They will love going to bed knowing they will wake up to presents under the tree. | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

After making the perfect Christmas photo frame, I decided to fill it with the Nice List Certificate that I got in the Night Before Christmas Box of printables. It’s the perfect way to let the kids know they were good this year and that Santa noticed.

This is such a fun idea for a night before Christmas tradition! Let the kids know they made Santa's list with this easy DIY Christmas Photo Frame and a Nice List Certificate signed by Santa Claus. They will love going to bed knowing they will wake up to presents under the tree. | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

To make the DIY Christmas Photo Frame, you will need to start with a basic picture frame. I made one with 1×3 pine boards using my 20 minute picture frame tutorial. To use the frame for the Nice List certificate, make the picture frame with an 8×10 opening. Sand and stain your frame.

This is such a fun idea for a night before Christmas tradition! Let the kids know they made Santa's list with this easy DIY Christmas Photo Frame and a Nice List Certificate signed by Santa Claus. They will love going to bed knowing they will wake up to presents under the tree. | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Cut 2 pieces of twist molding to the width of your picture frame and paint them white.

This is such a fun idea for a night before Christmas tradition! Let the kids know they made Santa's list with this easy DIY Christmas Photo Frame and a Nice List Certificate signed by Santa Claus. They will love going to bed knowing they will wake up to presents under the tree. | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

After the white paint is dry, grab a small paint brush and paint every other twist red. Don’t worry too much about keeping everything perfectly in the lines. The hand painted look is totally in and it gives the Christmas frame more personality.

This is such a fun idea for a night before Christmas tradition! Let the kids know they made Santa's list with this easy DIY Christmas Photo Frame and a Nice List Certificate signed by Santa Claus. They will love going to bed knowing they will wake up to presents under the tree. | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Once the peppermint twist is all dry, glue it to the front of your frame. You can use any glue that works for wood, I chose to go super simple with hot glue.

This is such a fun idea for a night before Christmas tradition! Let the kids know they made Santa's list with this easy DIY Christmas Photo Frame and a Nice List Certificate signed by Santa Claus. They will love going to bed knowing they will wake up to presents under the tree. | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Insert a piece of glass in your frame and fill it with your filled out Nice List certificate.

This is such a fun idea for a night before Christmas tradition! Let the kids know they made Santa's list with this easy DIY Christmas Photo Frame and a Nice List Certificate signed by Santa Claus. They will love going to bed knowing they will wake up to presents under the tree. | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Add a scrap piece of cardboard (I used the cardboard the piece of picture frame glass came in) to the back of your photo and then tap a couple glazier points around the permitter of the frame to hold everything in place.

This is such a fun idea for a night before Christmas tradition! Let the kids know they made Santa's list with this easy DIY Christmas Photo Frame and a Nice List Certificate signed by Santa Claus. They will love going to bed knowing they will wake up to presents under the tree. | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Now you are ready to display your Christmas photo frame. Or wait to give it to your children the night before Christmas to let them know they made Santa’s list this year!

This is such a fun idea for a night before Christmas tradition! Let the kids know they made Santa's list with this easy DIY Christmas Photo Frame and a Nice List Certificate signed by Santa Claus. They will love going to bed knowing they will wake up to presents under the tree. | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

And since I am finally in the Christmas spirit, I am ready to start making lots of decorations to deck our halls. Check out these other fun Christmas DIYs. And don’t forget to subscribe to my weekly email newsletter for lots of free printables & downloads to decorate your house all year long!

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These Christmas ornaments are perfect for my rustic decor! Learn how to make these DIY chalkboard sign ornaments with just a few simple steps. They are perfect for a farmhouse style Christmas or to gift to friends and family. | Housefulofhandmade.com

DIY Chalkboard Sign Ornaments

For more fall fun, I’d love for you to follow along with all my crafting and creating adventures at Houseful of Handmade.  You can also find me on FacebookInstagramPinterest and Bloglovin’ to see my latest projects and snippets of our fun (and a little crazy) life!

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This is such a fun idea for a night before Christmas tradition! Let the kids know they made Santa's list with this easy DIY Christmas Photo Frame and a Nice List Certificate signed by Santa Claus. They will love going to bed knowing they will wake up to presents under the tree. | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

GET SANTA’S NICE LIST HERE!

From toddlers to teens start a new family tradition on Christmas Eve with this Night Before Christmas Box Printable Collection! Includes 18 Christmas Themed activity sheets, lunch box notes, games, Santa letter, "Nice List" certificate and an adorable printable label for the Christmas Eve box! Fun for all ages! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

 

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Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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