Interchangeable holiday frame

Something Kelli & I share is our  for decorating for each holiday.  While Kelli’s main staging space is her darling foyer, mine is the fireplace mantel.  Since I swap decor here so often, I thought an interchangeable holiday frame would make it much easier on this busy momma:     

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Can’t you see little spiders in place of the eggs and a spooky print in place of the yellow card stock?  Or how about hearts and pink card stock… or stars with red & blue card stock?  Aaah!  I am getting darn excited for the changing of the holidays so I can swap this out! :)

In case you missed the tutorial on eighteen25 last week, here you go….

1. Gather an 8×10 frame {our funky frame purchased here}, 5×7 frame, hinges, {purchased at Lowes for $1.50} and tulle to hang the frame with once completed.
2. Paint the frames matchy-matchy; I distressed the funky frame to match the chippy one.
3. Screw the hinge onto the 8×10 frame.  {Note: it doesn’t matter if the hinge is screwed in horizontally or vertically as you can still hang the completed frame either way since the back of the 5×7 stays put, easy for swapping paper/pictures.}
4. Screw the hinge onto the 5×7 frame.  Easy peasy.

Now that your frames are connected, it’s time to holiday-ify them… since Easter is our next holiday, I spruced it up all spring-like!

5. I snagged a bundle of robin eggs at Michaels, {$1.50} some Eastery colored card stock and tore the appendix pages from a church manual.
6.  Cut the card stock of your choice to 5×7 and insert into 5×7 frame.
7.  Remove the stems from the robin eggs.
8.  Using an XACTO knife, cut the robin eggs in half, {I used half of 1 large, 1 medium egg and 1 small egg, all from the same bundle.}

To create the book page banner…

9. Cut out book page in banner shapes, {see our tutorial from our Joy banner here.}
10. Distress edges, {I didn’t have ink so I used a light smudge of acrylic paint.}
11. Hot glue magnets to a) the center of banners and b) the backs of the eggs.
12. Hot glue ric rac ribbon onto the top of the book pages and secure with hot glue behind frame.

That’s it, friends!
An interchangeable holiday frame {with magnets} to oh-so-easily swap holiday decor:

In case you’re curious, to create the bunny silhouette I simply freehanded an image I found on a google search and cut it out on 24×24 gold sparkly paper… then painted over the gold paper with brown acrylic paint. Kind of a crazy method but it worked! Note: my color choice for the Ikea frame is Craft Smart ocean breeze acrylic paint.

PS: Did you spy the cute little “Happy Easter” print in the 4×6 frame?
Feel free to download the 4×6 here… consider it our Easter gift to you! ;)

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  1. 1

    Toni K

    Another smart idea ;)

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    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Mar. 29, 2012. Thanks again.

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    Supper cute idea!

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    Life With Lucy

    LOVE this! SUCH a great idea. Thanks for sharing! Can't see what else you do for future holidays!

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    Charlotte Parker

    Awwww! So cute! And by the way, I loved your quotes from Thomas S. Monson, although I'm not a Mormon. I downloaded the one about life being a cinch and I LOVE it! Thanks so much for making it!

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    Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings

    What an adorable idea!! Love it :)

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    SOOOOO cute!! I love your blog, I am passing the versatile blogger award on to you

    Feel free to pass it on if you wish, or just enjoy some hopefully good traffic from my small blog:)


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    The Answer Is Chocolate

    So pretty! I have done nothing for Easter yet so this is very inspiring!

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    Beth @ Free Stylin'

    This is seriously so cute! I especially love the magnets (smart!) and the idea that you can change things out for each holiday. LOVE it!

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    Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}

    Love, love, LOVE how adorable this is! And the fact that it is interchangeable is HUGE in my book. Less to store and more usage!!

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    The {Prince} Family

    I waaaaant this! I need to just sit down and make it. Looks great sista!!!!!

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    Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted

    This vignette is so lovely!! And the interchangeable frame is RIGHT up my alley! LOVE it. Pinned it. And I need to poke around your blog some more : )

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    This is such a cute idea! I love the versatility of it! The banner looks adorable!

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    I LOVE this such an adorable idea!


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    Randi~Dukes and Duchesses

    Your magnet idea is nothing short of brilliant! I love that and definitely have to copy. Great frame!

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    Crafty Mischief

    I love this frame so much! What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.
    Warm wishes, Brittany

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    Emily @ 52 Mantels

    Oh my goodness, brilliant! I may have to copy this idea (and credit you, of course!). Seriously, the talent is overflowing!!

    I'm pinning this right away!!

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    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

    I love the "chocolate" bunny silhouette. So cute.

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    Lindy Harnarain

    Oh my goodness I love this!! I hope you will add it to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop if you haven't already.

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    Rachel {}

    Oh that is so cute!!!! Love interchangeable things!!! xoxo- Rachel

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    Love it! So I pinned it! ;)

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    Our Pinteresting Family

    So beautiful!!! I love it. Megan

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    Debbie @ OtRD

    What a fun idea! I love it!!

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    Genius! I love it!

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    Stopping by from the Creative Me Link Up!

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    That looks awesome! Love that idea! I would love for you to share it (and any other creations) at my new linky party- "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @!

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    Shannah @ Just Us Four

    Love this! It is such a smart idea. I am featuring it on my facebook page and twitter!

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    ★All Thingz Related★

    I LOVE it!!

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    what a great idea!! love it!

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    I'll be featuring you on Thursday. Thank you so much for sharing at {wow me} wednesday. :)

    Ginger @

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    would love to know what type/color of paint you used? Thanks!

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      I mixed white acrylic paint with a tint of brown acrylic to get an off white color for the frames, then mixed brown acrylic paint with a tint of black acrylic paint for the distressed look around the frames. You can also just use spray paint (Rustoleum Heirloom White in flat) and distress it with black or brown acrylic paint to keep it simple (;

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    I adore what you’ve done here! After Christmas, I like looking at ideas like this to get over post holiday blahs after taking down all of the Christmas decorations. There’s nothing like a good craft project to lift the spirits! I am falling in love with that blue color on your larger frame! Would you mind sharing? I want that color blue on something in my home! Thanks!

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      Thank you Leslie! :) I totally agree. That frame is seriously awesome and pretty affordable (from Ikea!) It is painted with Craft Smart ocean breeze acrylic paint. Love that color!


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