Holiday Frame


Spent another afternoon in a resale shop looking for some old Christmas sweaters for my daughter, Butterfly and her friends to wear to a “Tacky Christmas Sweater Party”.  I was shocked to come across so many cute cheap tacky sweaters at almost a steal of a price! 

Hard to believe we used to wear these and thought we looked like a million bucks!  Oh don’t be shy and act like you never did!

I ended up buying all four because I couldn’t make up my mind and Butterfly was not with me.  It was either keep her and Buttercup and home or take them both while Buttercup runs around the store.  I chose to go alone!

Could not pass us this lot of frames priced at $5 and with the 50% discount I paid a whopping $2.50 for all of them.  I was excited because I love to paint them.  It’s a quick fix of instant gratification for me!
I am in love with the details and scrolls on these frames and just cannot pass them up!
If anyone is interested in the pictures just let me know and I will give them to you.  I am not using them.
Here is my inspiration via Pinterest, not sure of the source but promise to give it proper credit when I locate it:
Open frame idea
As you can guess by the first picture that I painted the oval frame with my favorite color red.  See original paint color HERE that I first used for my Kid Kitchen Makeover. 
Next, I embellished the frame with ribbons and bells from
Dollar Tree.
Butterfly told me it looked terrible, what does she know!?  and did I ask for her opinion anyway? yes I did but that’s besides the point.
I think it’s cute and I will just leave her in charge of the baking around here since she is so fantastic at it and I can burn a pbj sandwich, this is her creation from today:
P.S.  I made the little cake stand from a 25cent garage sale candle base and a 25 cent charger = 50cents baby!
So what do you think about the Holiday Frame?  Success or Failure?

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Hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving Holiday week!




  1. Tammi Evette


  2. ~ Tami

    Thank you Tammi 🙂

  3. Maria Elena

    Tami, I also say SUCCESS!!!!!!!!
    I love it! So pretty on your front door! I love all your ideas.
    I also bought a bunch of Christmas decor and ribbon from Dollar Tree. They have the cutest things this year.

  4. Holly_Palermo

    I love it. Can't wait to come over and see it. You are so crafty! I really like the cake stand too. You can put that bunt cake candle on it.

  5. Katie Franck

    I think it looks gorgeous on your front door! How come I can never find any frames like that?…and at that price,seriously!!??

  6. Mandy

    Tami, your Christmas frame is amazing! I love it!
    The pic on your blog and music cracks me up! Thanks so much for linking up to Project Queen!


  7. Mimi

    I love your Christmas frame! If I can find an oval frame like that I am definitely going to try something like this! So original and that's what I like. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  8. ~ Tami

    Thank you all. Happy Thanksgiving.

  9. Anonymous

    The Christmas frame is a BIG hit.
    Love it!!!

  10. Sherry

    Gorgeous Christmas frame. I would have never thought to do something like that, quite creative. I'm a new follower, please drop by for a visit when you have the chance.

  11. Kammy Wielenga

    She said it looked TERRIBLE?! Pshhh. If only she KNEW. I LOVE IT! I have the perfect spot for one like that – if I do it I'll let you know and link back here! 🙂

  12. ~ Tami

    Thank you ladies. It was really easy and fun to do. That deep red is my new favorite paint color!

  13. Sue

    Tami…I'm your newest follower and I love the frame idea!! What a neat idea!! I hope you will stop by for a visit.

  14. Debbiedoo’s blogging and blabbing

    Fantastic idea. I love the red one on the door. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. Please add my button too.

  15. ~ Tami

    Thanks Sue and Debbiedoo! Love how that rhymes. Happy Monday girls!

  16. Honey at 2805

    Fabulous frame wreath! Love that red!

    Would be delighted for you to link to Potpourri Friday. Link up is Thursday afternoon. Generally there are 200+ participants. Hope you will check it out!

  17. rachel@Acts of Life

    Your Christmas frame is super cute! Love it!! Visiting you from Newbie Monday…now a new follower 🙂

    All the best,

  18. Mandy

    Hi Tami, just wanted to let you know that I'm featuring your Holiday Frame (that I'm sooo going to copy) that you linked up to Project Queen's "Turning the Daunting Into Do-able" party last week. I'm hoping to have the post up this evening.

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome project and I hope you come back again.

  19. Andrea@ourbluefrontdoor

    I just love your blog and how real you are….awesome! The frame is gorgeous and even better on your front door.
    Over from Debbie's Newbie party and am your newest follower. Looking forward to following along and all your inspiration!


  20. Veronica

    Luv Luv the frame! I wore those and I might still

    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

  21. ~ Tami

    Wow! Honored the Holiday Frame is liked so well. Each of you definitely inspire me. I'll have to relay your comments to my oldest daughter, maybe she will change her opinion about it! I love it and thinking maybe I can re-use it for Valentine's Day?

  22. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}

    That looks so great on your front door! Very clever idea — thanks for linking it up!

  23. Kisha

    Tell "Butterfly" that a year later people are still drooling over this project and I am running out to my nearest thrift store today to see if I can find a similar style frame to recreate this! LOL

    Beautiful – DEFINITELY a Winner!


  24. Debbiedoo’s

    LOVE this, I loved it then too! I have to find an old frame like this too. Thanks again Tami.

  25. Linda @ A La Carte

    A success for sure! Love the red and that frame is pretty awesome. Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

  26. Patty (Patty’s Pretty Things)

    I love your frame wreath! Love the color red! Great job!

  27. Anonymous

    Love your frame Wreath- I think it much cuter then the inspiration even! Looking for my frames now

  28. ARod

    wow great job everything looks fabulous and so thrifty my hats off to ya 😉

  29. Julie

    I love this Tami…I am so sorry It took me so long. I commented but it didn't go through. You rock sister-I need to try this. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up!!! you are so darn clever! XXOO

  30. Nadine @ Chic with the Kool-Aid Mustache

    I posted my version of this wreath on my blog today! I linked to your page and used your picture so I hope I did it all correctly, please let me know if I didn't. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  31. Roberta

    Totally, awesome. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

  32. hhaniya

    ferienhaus toskana
    The baby pandas are so cute!!!! Last time I didn't spend time to visit them when I was in Chengdu…

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