DIY Neighbor and Friend Gift {Holiday Frame}

I love to give my friends and neighbors little gifts at Christmas time. Sometimes I make different holiday goodies and other times I like to make them something that isn’t edible. I came up with some different FREE printables to use in my favorite unfinished frames {just like the ones we used for the mom and sister gifts}1 Christmas presents-42

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Here’s what you need to make your own:

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  • Mod Podge {get it here if you don’t have any, it will last FOREVER}
  • Unfinished Dollar Frames {Michael’s they were on sale for 75 cents when I got them!}
  • Patterned Scrapbook Paper in Holiday Colors {Here’s a fun set}
  • Foam Brush {get some here for your stash}
  • Sanding block {find one here, they last FOREVER too}
  • Download your Free Printables here and print them out I made an assortment so hopefully you can find one that works for you!
  • Embellishments {you can find some here}

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First put a thin layer of Mod Podge all over the frame.  Rub the paper all over to make sure there are no bubbles

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lay it face down until it dries.

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Fold down the edges and sand them off in a downward motion.

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Cut an X in the center of the frame and use a nail file to sand off the inside.

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Make sure you file in a downward motion or you will tear your paper. It would be really easy to spray paint a bunch of frames too, if you wanted to go that way with them instead of the paper.

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Download and print your FREE printable here. I made a few different ones for y’all to choose from.

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I used Microsoft publisher to print my prints. I love to print my own printables on Bazzill Cardstock. It has a texture to it that makes the prints look even better. You can find some here. Once you have them printed, trim them down. I used the backing to make sure I cut them to the right size and then I put the print in the frame with the backing behind it.

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I hadn’t planned on putting anything on the outside of the frame, but they were screaming for something so I went to my stash. I had picked these fun silver glitter bows up at Michael’s and decided they were the perfect touch. I got 3 for $1 and I liked that even more. They had lots of different colors of bows too.

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I took the tails off of this bow before I attached it with a glue dot. I love how they turned out. I think it is a great gift to give friends, neighbors or even teachers! I love how you an personalize it to match their décor with any paper you an find.

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