Framed greetings cards make a stylish statement for your Christmas decor. They also make a great Christmas gift.

Hello my lovelies.

Now that Halloween has left the building, Guy Fawkes has been burned (again), and I’ve had a little rest, it’s time to mention…

The C-word.

No. Not THAT one!

Naughty.

You have no idea what a huge departure from the norm it is for me to start talking Christmas in November, but it’s what blogging does to a bird. I’ve come to realise that if I want to share seasonal projects and inspiration with you, then I have to start the crafting and styling WAY earlier than I’d like.

And that includes…

*shudder*

Christmas.

I actually cannot believe I’m saying this, but our Christmas decorations are already out of the loft! Boxes labelled “Yule” are filling my office and staring expectantly at me from the other side of my computer screen, screaming “OPEN ME!!”

So, as I start unpacking Christmas 2016, I thought I’d ease you in gently with some projects from previous years, starting with a little something I knocked up last year.

This one’s quick, easy and, if you’re a hoarder like me and already have materials to hand, dirt cheap, too.

DIY Seasonal art using Christmas cards

Framed greetings cards make a stylish statement for your Christmas decor. They also make a great Christmas gift.

Awwwww…. pretty tree twinklies reflected in the frame

There are so many beautiful Christmas cards out there, they’re almost too good to send, so why not frame a few? Not only is it a super simple way to create lovely seasonal art for your home, it also makes a thoughtful gift.

These stunning Gold Alphabet Cards were from Marks & Spencer and I’ve housed them in inexpensive black frames from Matalan.

First, I stuck the cards to their luscious gold envelopes and then layered them onto white A4 card to fit inside the mount.

Simples!

Framed greetings cards make a stylish statement for your Christmas decor. They also make a great Christmas gift.

I made them for the hallway and only ever intended them to temporary. But after this year’s makeover, the gold no longer worked, so I moved them into the Living Room, where they’ve prettied up some otherwise dead space.

Framed greetings cards make a stylish statement for your Christmas decor. They also make a great Christmas gift.

Who says you can’t display Christmas art all year round?

Maybe I’m coming around to all this early C-Word shenanigans after all!

What do you think? Easy Christmas gift idea? As always, drop a comment below to let me know!

A hui hou,

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This project first appeared on The World of Suzy Homemaker under the heading “Last minute Christmas Gift idea” on 18 December 2015

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