Christmas Art Work -large and inexpensive engineer prints and a DIY wood hanger makes the perfect Christmas Art Work on a budget.
This modern Christmas art work is so much fun, and really inexpensive to DIY the hanging frame. It’s the perfect fun addition to your Christmas decor this year.
I’m so excited to be joining in on the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series. Be sure to check out the bottom of this post for lots of Christmas DIY and craft inspiration.
It’s also Day 2 of our Christmas Printable Package. My readers told me that their biggest struggle with the holidays was time, so I put together a huge bundle of Christmas printables, so you’d have everything you need in one place and can spend less time preparing and more time celebrating this Christmas.
Today’s items in the Christmas Printable Package are these beautiful large format art pieces. Download them all or just one from our Etsy shop and have them printed at your local office supply store.
I feel like printers have a secret and it’s that you don’t have to order expensive posters, you can order inexpensive engineer prints. The quality is a little less, but for word art like this it looks great.
Engineers prints are so much cheaper. For me they cost $2 for black and white and $5 for colour for the 18 x 24 inch size.
You just upload your file to the office supply store on-line and pick up in the store. And another secret…I never pay extra to have it ready by the next day, but it almost always is. 😉
Hanging The Art
Once you have your inexpensive, large, beautiful art, it’s time to hang it. You can of course use a frame. This one above is from Ikea and looks great. But if you’re looking for a cheaper option then these wood strips are perfect and they look great too.
- Art print
- nailing strip
- wood stain (optional)
- twine or ribbon
Start by purchasing nailing strips in the lumber section of the home improvement store. These are really inexpensive -like .88 inexpensive. Bring the nail strip to the cutting section of the store. They will do 2 free cuts on any wood purchase so ask them to cut the strip into two 18 inch sections.
Give the ends of the wood a slight sand to remove any splinters. If you like to, at this stage you can add stain. We did some with a dark stain to play off of the dark black type. Once the stain dries you’re ready to attach it to the art piece.
Begin by adding two small eye hooks to the top piece of wood. Space them evenly from the edges, about 2 inches.
Next lay out your art and line up the wood at the top and bottom. Working from the back, use a stapler to attach the wood to the paper. Start in the middle and work outward, making sure it’s straight and taunt.
Lastly tie some twine, or ribbon to the eye hooks to hang it.
We had so much fun coming up with our word art. The reindeer names are so fun, choose between the plain list, or with & signs. The favourite things list reminds us of all the reasons that Christmas is our very favourite holiday. And lastly the list of characters from that old TV Christmas special we all watched as kids, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer just might be my very favourite. It so cute and retro, and cool at the same time.
Buy The Prints and More
Why not purchase our entire Christmas Printable Package. Get all the art shared here in all the sizes, plus 5 complete Christmas party sets, as well as gift tags, advent activities, gift card holders, and lunch box jokes. You’ll be all set for a season of celebrating. This package has a value of over $65 if purchased individually, but buy the bundle for only $24.99 and save over 60%!
Welcome to the first week of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series! Today a group of my blogging friends and I are sharing our Christmas DIY orraft projects to help inspire you for the upcoming holiday season. Click on the links below each image to be taken directly to my friends’ posts!
Classic Christmas Light String Garland DIY at The Happy Housie
DIY Hydrangea Christmas Wreath at Two Twenty One
Chunky Knit Vase DIY at Craftberry Bush
Holiday Place Card Wreaths with Printable Tags at Tatertots and Jello
Easy Christmas Star Garland Gift Topper at The Handmade Home
DIY Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Forest at a Pretty Life
Cotton Ball Wreath at Hallstrom Home
DIY Faux Etched Christmas Mirror at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
Christmas Book Craft Project at Happy Happy Nester
DIY Christmas Place Setting Name Tag at She Gave it a Go
Elegant DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Village at The DIY Mommy
DIY Safety Pin Christmas Angels at Zevy Joy
Wooden Advent Calendar at Jenna Kate at Home
DIY Holiday Gift Wrap at My Sweet Savannah
How to Make a Modern Christmas Wreath at Cherished Bliss
DIY Giant Pine Wreath at Love Create Celebrate
Paint by Numbers Printable Christmas at Rambling Renovators
DIY Winter Wreath at The Turquoise Home
Christmas Art Work at Life is a Party
Dollar Tree Rustic Glam Christmas Wreath at All Things With Purpose
DIY Vintage Whitewashed Nutcracker at Rooms FOR Rent
Drum Tree Collar at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Line Art Christmas Tree DIY Acrylic Sign at Lemon Thistle
Snowball Cookies in a Jar at Clean & Scentsible
DIY Pink Ombre Ornament Wreath at We’re the Joneses