To that end, I am so excited to have Paige back on the blog with a super duper easy holiday decor DIY for you. It's cheap, it's easy, and it looks great.
Greetings, Milo and Molly readers! I'm Paige from Little Nostalgia and I'm excited that Kristen asked me to post here today. The holidays are my favorite time of year and since my husband and I recently bought our first house, I'm stoked to finally decorate "for real." However, we don't have a money tree growing in our new yard, so I have to be creative if I want maximum merriment in here. Today I have an almost free holiday decoration that's probably the easiest project in the entire world (which is the magical combination, as far as I'm concerned). Behold!
Want to guess what that is in the frame?
It's a coaster! I dragged Hubsey through the holiday section at Target the other day, and I spotted a pack of 12 for $2.00. They're thick cardboard with a waterproof coating, so they'll work fine as actual table protectors, but I thought they'd make some pretty snazzy artwork.
-- picture frame
-- scrapbook paper
-- scissors or paper cutter (not pictured)
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This is literally the easiest project you ever did see. (You don't even need the pictures, but I took some anyway.) Depending on the size of your frame, take a coaster or two and stick it into the frame facing the glass.
If you need to trim your paper to size, do so, and then add it to the frame behind the coaster.
Boom! Instant holiday artwork!
The coasters were $2.00 for the whole pack, though I only used one for a whopping total of 16 cents. I already had the scrapbook paper, and the frame was $1.99 at IKEA. That's brand new artwork for less than $2.50! Can't beat that with a stick.
(Sadly, these coasters are in-store only so I can't link to them, but I can tell you they're with the rest of the holiday decor. I believe there were coordinating plates and napkins, too.)
Piece of cake, right? Have you framed any coasters lately? Or any other "unusual" items? Have you made any holiday decor yourself?
If you haven't been by to check out Paige's blog or shops, you really should do that now.
Make sure you stop back tomorrow-
I've got a fantastic shop to introduce you to, and there may just be a giveaway.