Christmas Wall Vinyl framed with EMPTY FRAMES

 

Because I’ve been having so much fun with my Silhouette lately,
let me show you how I’m getting ready for Christmas….

 

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I’ve used the vinyl (that I actually purchased here for much cheaper) to put some great vinyl right on the wall…….and then added some hanging empty frames right over top.

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I just love this season.

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Each of the frames are hung with little strips of red wool herringbone…..tied into floppy little bows.

(Strips of fabric were made by making long tubes of fabric, turning right side out, pressing flat, sewing ends shut, and looping through the empty frame, and then tying into a bow.)

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And each of those frames are cheap-y thrift store frames, spray painted black, and the glass and backing taken out.

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See how those frames are actually just framing the vinyl that’s applied to the wall?

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My first piece of Christmas decor that I have displayed out in the open.
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Ahhhh……I love this time of year.

The font for “Him” is called Vivaldi (came with Microsoft Word) and I can’t remember the other font used.  I just played around with different fonts until I found a simpler one that matched well.  As for the images, they are only available through the little online Silhouette store that you get access too once you install the Silhouette software.  Here’s the info on them:

  • Nativity_holy_family_0541
    12/20/2007
  • Nativity_shephards_0542
    12/20/2007
  • Nativity_stable_0543
    12/20/2007

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**Keep in mind that you can either purchase pre-cut vinyl and make your own Christmas decor (there are many vinyl dealers online), cut it out on your own craft cutter, or buy some vinyl and cut it out with an Exacto knife.

 

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87 Responses to “Christmas Wall Vinyl framed with EMPTY FRAMES”
  1. 1
    kpmattingly says:

    Love this. Very cool idea.

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    ailinh harris says:

    such a cute idea!

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    Jax @ AlyandAsh says:

    Ohhh I love it! Great idea!!

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    Rachel says:

    That is sooo pretty! I love remembering the true meaning of the season!

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    Jenny! says:

    I really like that! very easy and elegant decorating…however my question is, does it come off easily? After xmas when you take it down, what happens to the paint on the wall?

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    the Erickson Boys (and One Girl) says:

    Love what you have done with the Silhouette!

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    The Life of a Step Mom says:

    Cute idea! Love it!

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    Ashley says:

    Jenny! – Vinyl is used to be easily removed from the wall without it peeling the paint. If you're unsure about a certain paint texture, I would try a hidden spot before applying it. But I haven't had any problem removing the vinyl. And yes, it will come right down after the holidays without any problem.

    I buy my vinyl here:
    http://expressionsvinyl.com/

    They offer great prices so that I can afford to put up different vinyl for different seasons.

    Ashley

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    Connie says:

    Very nice. Love how the vinyl is on the wall with just the frames hanging over.

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    bethanndodd says:

    This is beautiful and fun! If I don't win I am totally buying one on Monday…already got it ok-d by the hubby ;o)

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    MindyMindy says:

    Oh my gosh I love this!

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    Bec says:

    Those are beautiful! I have a hard time knowing how to do vinyl wall art, as I am a huge fan of texture. But this fits the bill perfectly! Awesome. Classy and cute. Love it.

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    tamela says:

    wow! that is gorgeous!

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    Shandi says:

    I want one!! Haha that is a very cute idea!!! thanks for sharing.

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    tawna says:

    This is completely fabulous.
    Would you mind sharing where you got your pictures for the nativity and what fonts used for the phrase?
    It's all so perfect!

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    Amy says:

    I LOVE this!!!!! What a beautiful idea! I love the simplicity of it! Having a cutter on hand would be so handy!!!!

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    Melissa Hislop says:

    Love it. Will definitely do this project. I think I'd keep the glass in the frames and put the vinyl onto the glass so I could use them year after year. Pardon my ignorance, but does vinyl stick to glass well?

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    Sara says:

    what a great idea! Would love to own one of these :)

    lesandsara at gmail dot com

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    Twiddle Thumbs says:

    This is really charming.

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    Laura says:

    I'm with Tawna: Looking for the source for the lovely silhouettes. Thanks for the ideas!

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    Lisha says:

    Love This!!! Good idea!s

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    Ashley says:

    Melissa, yes the vinyl sticks to the glass really well. Great idea to make it re-usable!

    And I will go in right now and add the info on the names of the actual images and fonts. Sorry about that! The images are only available through the little online Silhouette store that you get access too once you install the Silhouette software.

    Hope that helps!
    Ashley

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    Wonderful Whittacres says:

    I love this! I am so jealous of your creative brain but so grateful that you're willing to share it!

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    Jaimee says:

    So do I just add the Silhouette to the shopping cart and enter the code and then it will add the extras like the vinyl and stuff? I might be getting this for Christmas :)

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    Ashley says:

    Jaimee, YES, but you need to wait until November 29th between 4am and midnight that day. But yes, you will receive the discounted price plus all the extras will automatically come. And you will love this little beauty! :)

    Ashley

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    tracyp says:

    Love, Love, Love it!

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    Victoria says:

    So adorable! :)

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    Joana Aparecida says:

    very very beautiful …… love it

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    TLC says:

    This is a really neat idea! Love the vinyl nativity scenes. Beautiful:)

    I just made a sweater purse and linked you up on my new blog. It was fun, thanks for the tutorial.

    http://www.therepurposeproject.blogspot.com

    –Tiffani

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    Tish says:

    Can I buy one from you? I'm serious. These are wonderful.

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    PECK says:

    Love it!! I'm so glad I have a Silhouette!

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    Lydia says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it! That is such a great idea! Very elegant. You know, I really think you should pick me for the giveaway, so that I can get my silhouette on and start copying this amazing idea! :)

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    Natalie says:

    Love the options with the silhouette. Would love to try some projects with it! n_halstensgaard(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    The Noorda Monkeys says:

    I would soooo use this for wall art, card making, baby gifts, you name it I would use it for that!!!

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    thansen85 says:

    I need this for my preschool

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    Laura says:

    awesome ideas… I can't wait to see who wins!
    -laura
    http://www.mydogandi.etsy.com
    http://www.etsyamore.blogspot.com

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    The Mac's House says:

    I'm a faithful follower!

    I would so love this.

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    Kristi says:

    This is perfect to create my Christmas photo cards! Happy Turkey Day :)

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    stewart-maddox says:

    Great craft! I would love one of these!

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    Meredith says:

    I would use the Silhouette for EVERYTHING! I want one!

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    Krystal says:

    This is awesome! I'm featuring this post on my blog if you'd like to check it out.
    sassysanctuary.blogspot.com
    Thanks!

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    The Traveling Wife & Mommy says:

    oh i am such a girlie of God and that is too cuute! i would soo love to put a nativity set in my house and thats probably the only way i could fit it into my house lol.

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    Krystal says:

    You are so creative :) I would Love to be able to make iron ons and vinyls. It seems I can never find exactly what I am looking for:) I never even knew this machine existed since I am a Newbie to crafting…

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    SewCalGal says:

    Very cute. I have oodles of picture frames and a perfect wall to do this. Just need a silhouette!

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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    chris says:

    Would love to try this!

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    Little Ol' Liz says:

    Since your original post for entries is no longer accepting comments (you're full!) I thought I'd take a chance and post here. I think I'd use an S for my sister's June wedding. Can't you just see the champagne flutes with everyone's name on them instead of the old, boring place cards? Yea, me too!

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    Jyl & Andy says:

    You can not submit a post on your giveaway. It is full. Maybe this will count. I would love this machine and I would use it to make the cutest christmas cards to put on all the presents. andy8jyl(at)verizon(dot)net

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    Heather says:

    I would love to make a nativity set similar to the one you made. I think it would be beautiful! I tried to comment on the other post, but it was full!

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    Erica says:

    I am sad that your comments are full for the giveaway :( .. Just in case I can do it here, I would love to use it for decorating my walls and for sewing. What a dream!

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    erin, maker of chimes says:

    Love the nativity scenes!

    I've been reading in awe of all the neat things that you've been making and finally decided I wanted one of the machines for myself!

    By the way, your coupon code is already working… I just ordered my Christmas present :)

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    Tina says:

    This is so awesome! Thank you! My e-mail is momamea_tb at yahoo.com

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    rickimoo says:

    Love to get this prize. I would start by making stencils to finish the pj's I am making for the grandkids. Then I would love to do some vinyl lettering. Then (the ideas just keep coming). Love to have this pick me please…………………………. Thanks

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    Sweet Thoughts says:

    I'm a follower

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    Michele says:

    Endless possibilities! Thanks!

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    Michele says:

    Endless possibilities!

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    Pearson Reunion says:

    Love that idea, I would love to make a Christmas Tree silhouette.

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    PettiBear's Fashion Roar says:

    There is NO FREE SHIPPING on the Cyber Monday offer!!!!

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    Linda E says:

    I would use it for Vinyl lettering and scrapbooking.

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    Monica says:

    Hi Ashley!
    I feel like every time I find something on Pinterest that I ADORE its from your blog. Thanks for posting so many creative ideas! Will vinyl stick to textured walls? We rent a place with plaster/textured walls that is impossible to hang anything from or on. I’m trying to decorate and hitting a wall. Do you have any tips?
    Thanks!

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    Heather B says:

    HI! I love this idea, and was JUST wondering what I should do with my nativity silhouettes this year! Two things to help you and your followers out. One, there is a font at Lettering Delights called DB Nativity, which happily cuts on my silhouette (I have old school and love freebies) in their Christmas section, that is nothing but nativity cut outs. Silhouette had theirs on sale this past week for Black Friday, and they also have an adorable “flight into Egypt” one of Joseph and Mary and the baby Jesus and the donkey, as if leaving to Egypt. Really beautifully done, worth checking out (no affiliation with LD, btw, only like my font!) Cost for the font is three dollars, but you get a lot of Characters, and the right and left hand versions in case you prefer a different layout than on the Silhouette store.

    Additional totally Free one I found that would work ok but not as high quality cuts (except one particularly lovely one): http://www.dafont.com/sl-christmas-silhou.font

    Non religious Holiday one/vitorian carolers, etc: http://www.dafont.com/rackham-holiday-orn.font

    Also, I found a MUCH cheaper site for excellent indoor and outdoor vinyl than Expressions. Sometimes their selection of colors is not as great as other times, but a 8″ by 32″ roll (so 8 inches by ten yards and some change, like Expressions has for 24 dollars plus shipping) is only Thirteen dollars plus shipping. It’s the perfect size for my Silhouette SD machine and cuts like a dream. Their price on iron on vinyl is not as good as the wall vunyl, maybe, but still, if you’re just starting out and need basic colors, it’s high quality vinyl for a lot, lot less. For me, it’s Cheaper even than I can buy the official, thinned, Silhouette vinyl in the store, and we all know that itself is a lot more expensive than the cricut teeny tiny sheets for ten bucks per two! And no, I’m absolutely NOT affiliated with Coastal, I just got my first order from them and used it yesterday and then saw your gorgeous post and was shocked by the price difference in those two places! Coastal also has some of the cool patterned vinyl, and glow in the dark, and fun stuff like flocked iron on and all, but I haven’t tried their iron ons. Their vinyl by the yard for indoor/outdoor seems to be only slightly thicker than the silhouette vinyl, and I like how it makes it easier to weed out, imho.

    Linkie for that, here: http://www.coastalbusiness.com/ Link to where I bought my basic colors of on sale vinyl specifically, here: http://www.coastalbusiness.com/FDC4300MatteRemovableVinylFilm8x328feet.aspx

    And I just noticed they have cuttable iron on printable stuff, too. I got one of their squeegees as well, and they have the blade for the Silhouette. If you have a bigger machine than mine, they sell 15″x32″ and 24″x32′ as well as larger things. I only have the SD… saving up for a Cameo sometime in a couple of years, but this is fine for me now!

    Thanks for giving my sister and I a great idea for our livingrooms! I think we’re going to do the vinyl directly onto the glass in the frames, with no backing, so we have easier replacement (or lazier replacement, lol) for next year! As ever- Thanks for a great, crafty blog!-HB

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    Suzanne says:

    I absolutely love this idea! It is so pretty. Do you have any idea where I could pick up the vinyls pre-made. I do not have a silhouette, so I can’t make my own :-( Also what do yours measure? Thanks!!

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    Karisa says:

    I love this idea! I just might have to copy it with my Silhouette too! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve included this in our Christmas roundup on the FaveCrafts Blog: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-classy-christmas-crafts/

    Please let me know if you’re ever interested in publishing your tutorials/patterns with FaveCrafts!

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    Nancy Youree says:

    love it

    Great Idea – thanks for sharing!

    You can see my frames and let me know what you think

    http://nancyogengayouree.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/diy-pottery-barn-inspired-christmas-frames/

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    LovingLynden says:

    Hello…. I know that you are very busy and all but I have been in love with these Christmas vinyl cutouts since you first posted them and would love to have them above my mantle this Christmas. I have NO idea how to go about getting them though :( Is there any way that you could cut them out for me and I can pay you via Paypal?
    There would be no rush as Christmas is still a long ways away…..
    I’ll wait to hear from you!!!!
    Faith

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    Rebecca Vann says:

    I love this and do not have access to the equipment. Do you sell them? I would love to purchase. Thanks for your reply.

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    Sara says:

    Hi there, I LOVE this and I love your site! Can you help me know where to find pre-cut vinal for this Nativity? Thank you!

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