Put a Little Spring in Your Christmas . . .

December 1st, 2008 in projects     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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I originally had just photos on this, but I removed most of them (I do think less is more) and I left only the winter scenes.  Theyre all vintage family pictures that I scanned into my computer, converted them to black and white and then printed them on card stock paper.  To finish them off, I used pinking shears on the edges.
Then I added Christmas ornaments, glass garland, bells (and whistles--LOL) and tinsel.  Wa-la!  Simple.
This is a picture of my Dad with his brothers.  You can make this very personal and sentimental to you--use it as a memory board. 
I originally had just photos on this, but I removed most of them (I do think less is more) and I left only the winter scenes.  Theyre all vintage family pictures that I scanned into my computer, converted them to black and white and then printed them on card stock paper.  To finish them off, I used pinking shears on the edges.

I originally had just photos on this, but I removed most of them (I do think less is more) and I left only the winter scenes.  They're all vintage family pictures that I scanned into my computer, converted them to black and white and then printed them on card stock paper.  To finish them off, I used pinking shears on the edges.


This is the baby bed spring project that I've posted before, but in the spirit of Christmas, I decided to change it up.  There are many things you can add to this, I just to keep it somewhat simple with ornaments, garland, tinsel and bells.  This could also hold your Christmas cards, Christmas stockings, or simple individual letters spelling out a word.  Use your imagination!


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Comments (9)

porcupinemamma writes: Love that you chose a baby size :0). My neighbour (one of our local characters- and well loved,) has a bed spring in his tiny yard, with roses climbing in and out of the springs. I was thinking how cool it would be to put lots of them side by side, plant ivy that would attatch and wind its way around all of them, making a unique fence. Posted: 3:29 am on October 14th
FauxPasMa writes: How neat! I'm seeing it longways, with S-hooks, as a potrack. Thanks! Posted: 9:47 pm on September 19th
Chovey writes: Lani, although I have seen this before, I just think it is so adorable!!!

cynthia Posted: 6:14 pm on December 8th
vecernice writes: This is so cool, love the pictures as well and all decor. I think I will now make room on my wall for one of these memory boards, very clever

Eva Posted: 11:59 am on December 3rd
shabbychick writes: Lani, I love this - and your holiday touches! It's great to have pieces that have possibilities for every season or occasion.

Kathy Posted: 8:48 am on December 2nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I too remember your project being in Country Home and loved it so much! Your photo idea is fab also. I may have to borrow that one.

Candy Posted: 8:20 am on December 2nd
fellowjunker writes: Absolutely love this Lani. I saw the one you did that was shown in the Country Home Magazine and was blown away at your creativity. This is done up beautifully for Christmas. I have a terrible feeling that I have passed some of these up through the years.........wish I had seen this idea years ago before my parents and grandparents cleaned out their attics.
xojanis Posted: 12:02 am on December 2nd
KimberlyMelamed writes: Just beautiful Lanette! What a versatile piece. Love how it transforms from season to season. That's the best kind of junk. When you tire of how it looks, redo it! Perfect! Posted: 10:35 pm on December 1st
MimiToria writes: Hey Lani- I'm glad you posted this showing it for the holidays as it looks great. You know there are so many new people on this site now and most of them never even saw all of the great posts that were posted early on, so it is a good idea with a project like this to show it again.
Love it!
Gretchen Posted: 7:40 pm on December 1st
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