The whole project came in at less than $2.00! Gotta love that, right?
Here's how I did it. The supplies are.........
Hinged double photo frame (Dollar Tree...guess how much? Yep $1!) Photo mat (Dollar Tree....4/$1.00....that makes it 25 cents!) Black and white photo from a Christmas card (free). You can find a lot of very cool vintage Christmas photos for free at The Graphics Fairy though.
You can ignore the little package of gems, because in the end, I felt like I didn't need to use them.
Let me give you a close up of that Christmas card print because it's absolutely adorable, which is why I saved it for several years!
Seriously, do you not want to just hug that little girl??!!!
I put the oval mat over the photo and slipped it into the large half of the frame.
I wanted to put some cute saying or something in the small frame. I made this on PicMonkey. (I love PicMonkey!)
It just seemed appropriate for the picture. I printed it out, trimmed it to fit and put it in the small side of the frame. It was at this point I decided not to add the little gems. It somehow took away from the vintage feel of it.
It may be my favorite Christmas project this year. Easy and inexpensive, yet simple and precious. Come to think of it....that's just how I like my Christmas to be! I hope yours is the way you want it to be as well!