Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Day 3 of the 12 Days of Holiday Projects 2013

Welcome to Day 3 of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  We’re just a group of online crafty friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 12-day event to provide you with tons of Holiday Inspiration.

We're making crafty projects using products we like and some of us are even offering prizes. Check each blog and the information there for what prizes are being offered and when the winners will be announced on that blog.

At the bottom of this post is a list of all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Holiday craft ideas. 

I'm offering prize!! My prize is a $20 gift card to Michaels. I will announce the winner on my blog on Friday, December 13. To be eligible just make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment. The more days you leave a comment, the more chances you have to win. So that's it - easy peasy

This year I have a theme to my projects - it's called use what you have and keep it simple. For those of you who don't know me, I've been busy building a house this year. The process started last February and construction started in early June. I sold my old house and moved in with my parents last May. So, I have not been nearly as crafty as I like to be this year, I just haven't had the time or the space. 

I haven't purchased any new holiday stamps, just a couple of new 6x6 papers pads, Distress Glitters and some clearance embellishments when I was in London on vacation. So, if you are overloaded with supplies, I challenge you to start using up your stash instead of always buying the latest and greatest. I'm going to show you some quick and easy projects over the next 12 days that you can make using things you already own.

Today I'm sharing a fun home decor project. Since I'm moving to a new house I've made several trips to IKEA and I've completed a few decor projects. A few months ago I bought several of these very inexpensive black frames knowing I could do "something" with them. Since I live almost 2 hours away from the nearest IKEA I bought them, since I can't get back easily. I haven't done anything with them, but when I saw them the other day I thought of this project. 

I just found a font I liked, enlarged it, and printed out the letters on regular paper. Then, I cut out the letters to make a template and I traced them onto TimHoltz.com Grunge Paper. I cut out the Grunge Paper letters, colored them with my Festive Berries Distress Marker and then added Festive Berries Distress Glitter. I glued them on white paper and put them in the frames. So easy. You could also add lots of other embellishments, but I kind of like just the red, white and black. You can sit them on a table or hang them on a wall and they look great. 

Rachel Izakowicz


  1. aww what a fun way to decorate.. i love this idea.. too fun

  2. Your home project is beautiful!!

  3. I just love altered projects! This is fabulous!!!

  4. What a great idea and an inexpensive way to decorate your home or give as a gift

  5. Sweet little home decor project and I am also trying to use what I have so LOVE this idea!

  6. Clever idea - love the bold look of black, white and red.
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  7. Clever, festive and fun! What a great way to use what you have!!

  8. i LOVE those frames, i just used my last one a month ago (but my ikea is only two miles away... dont be jealous!) this is a really great decor idea, and totally do-able!!
    -Rachel w k

  9. Yep....you've gone and done it again! Another fabulous idea that is easy on the budget as well! Awesome job cutting out the letters - I was sure that you had used a die! Love the sparkle too :)

  10. Clever! Love this home d├ęcor piece and what a great way to decorate any room in the house. Awesome!!


  11. Gasp! This is so clever, I just had a 'now why didn't I think of that moment' lol.

  12. Congrats on your new house! Fun holiday decoration!

  13. Very pretty decor--I like the glittery letters.
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