Hey everybody! Welcome to the third day on my 12 Days of Christmas! Today I am going to share one of my favorite new Christmas crafts, Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper Mats! I love how they add a cute festive touch to the frames on my shelves! They are perfect with my Printstagram square prints. These mats are so fast and easy to make! The best part is that you only need a few things to whip one up!
Here’s What You Need:
*Vintage Holiday Wrapping Paper
*Chipboard (like a cereal box)
*Self Healing Mat
*Double Stick Tape
*Printstagram Squares or photos
*Glitter and Minis for shadowbox frames (optional)
These mats are really easy to make. The first thing you need to do is cut your mats to the size of your frame. So if you have a 5×7 frame, cut your chipboard to be 5×7. Decide where you want your photo to go and lightly mark. Now, take 1/4 inch off of the size of your photo. So if your photo is 4×4, your image opening needs to be 3.75×3.75. Measure out and mark on your chipboard for the image opening. Now carefully cut the opening out with your craft knife. Cut a piece of wrapping paper to be a little larger than your chipboard. Lay your wrapping paper piece face down on the table. Then lay your chipboard piece on top and center. Put some double stick tape onto the edge of your wrapping paper on the left and right side. Pull the sides over the back of the chipboard and press down to adhere the paper to the chipboard. Then add tape to the top and bottom of the paper, and fold them over to adhere the top and bottom to the back of the mat. Next you need to cut the opening for the photo. On the backside of the mat, where the image will go cut an “x” in the paper from one corner diagonally to the other of the opening. Now pull the triangles made by the “x” over and tape to the back of the mat creating the opening for the photo. Tape your photo in with some acid free tape and frame your mat into your frame. Enjoy!
I LOVE my wrapping paper mats! They are so fun and a great way to display your favorite holiday memories or photos with Santa! They are so fast to whip up and a fast and inexpensive way to add a little holiday cheer to your everyday frames for your Christmas decorating. I hope some of you guys will give this diy a try, you’ll love it! I’ll be back next week with more Christmas fun! Until then…