I have this dream of walking in my house and being in awe of the cool details around Christmastime…okay, anytime. The problem: I don’t have an eye for decoration nor do I have a budget (read: any money) to hire someone to do it for me. So, I spend two years trying to figure out what I want to decorate with and then spend even more time thinking about whether or not I want to commit.
This year is different.
I hit up the dollar store and Pinterest and was on a mission to make it look like Christmas is actually happening in my house. I went beyond the tree, looked at the open spaces in my house, stalked the perfect people in Pinterest and tried to emulate what they are doing while only spending whatever I could “hide” as the cash back at the grocery store. Don’t tell me you don’t do this.
The vintage sheet music was a great addition to the top of our toy cubby. I found the jackpot on Flicker.
How to create this look:
- Go to the dollar store or rummage through your closets to find the frames you want for display. Take note of their size (i.e. 5×7, 8×10, etc).
- Save the sheet music images to your computer (download below)
- Open up a Word document (or similar) and set the ruler at the dimensions of your frames
- Insert the image (sheet music) into your document
- Center the image and click print
- Cut out and put in your frame
- Pretend like you came up with this idea when you get compliments
Click on music to browse and download
Decorating for the holidays gives your house a boost of cheer. The problem is that not all budgets can handle the cost of new decor each year and sometimes you have about a fifteenth of a second and limited resources. Fear not. We’re doing it and want to give you everything you need to appear like you’ve got your poop in a group when friends and family show up and gorge on the food you’ve prepped.
- Black and Color ink
- (scrapbook paper can also be used)
- Frames (dollar store)
Option 1 – Scrapbook paper
- Download the “give THANKS” file that fits the size of your frames (5×7 or 8×10).
- Place the scrapbook paper in your printer and print each letter on a different piece of scrapbook paper.
- Cut around the box outline on the printed image and place in frame.
Option 2 – Printer paper
(If you understand how to place an image in a word document, skip steps 2-5)
- Google “Thanksgiving wallpaper” or “Fall harvest” or, really, anything relating to your background. Click on any wallpaper site and start browsing. Those images are almost always free.
- Open Microsoft word and click the “Insert” tab and then on “Picture”. Find your file and open it into your document.
- A Format tab will appear. Click on the “Text Wrapping” icon and then “In front of text”
- Pull a corner of your image to stretch your fall image across your page.
- Download the “give THANKS” file that fits your frame (5×7 or 8×10) and save to computer
- Put those beautiful fall wallpaper pages back into your printer tray and print each “give THANKS” image onto them. You’ll, then, have a single letter with a cool background.
- Cut out around the border and place in frame.
When I say I’m breaking it down, I’m not joking.
Images for download:
Give THANKS 5×7 Printable
Give THANKS 8×10 Printable