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We are so thrilled to share this holiday photo frame DIY by Julee from Warm Hot Chocolate.

DIY holiday frame

Our Tiny Prints Christmas cards arrived last week and I’m thrilled with them! Unlike previous years, I chose a card design in advance and then styled the photo shoot to match the colors and layout of the card. What a difference it makes.

DIY holiday frame

Once I saw how well the photo worked with the card design, I decided to use the design as inspiration for a framed Christmas portrait of my children. The card includes a series of stamped dots along the top and sides, so I created a matte board that replicates the stamped design of the card.

DIY holiday frame

Here are the materials I used:

  • Frame with matte board
  • Photo to fit the frame
  • Silver and gold paints
  • Dauber (small paintbrush-like tool with a sponge tip)
  • Pencil (optional)

DIY holiday frame

I started by selecting a frame that had a matte board with a large amount of white space. Using a pencil, I lightly placed a series of dots on the matte board to give myself a guide for positioning the stamps.

DIY holiday frame

Next, I placed some gold and silver paint on a dish and, using the dauber, practiced stamping dots on a plain piece of paper. Once I felt confident in my dots, I started stamping over my pencil marks on the matte board.

DIY holiday frame

Once I was happy with the design, I let the paint dry for a couple of hours.

DIY holiday frame

And finally, the festive framed photo is hanging on the wall in our living room.

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