Monday, December 17, 2012

Ho Ho Ho Wall Art


This is one of those easy projects I was working on during the week, trying to find inexpensive items to decorate my house for the holidays.

I have this big wall space in the family room, that for a long time has had the same art, three canvasses I painted and then hung them to fill in that space (they didn't even fill that big space quite well!), but for the holidays I wanted something more "Christmas-ish" there.




I found three more prints at the thrift store to add to the ones already on the wall, that would make them fit properly.  I like the designs, those orange and red tones, but they don't go that well with my Christmas decorations.


So they got dressed up!  Using fabric remnants, they got covered, at first using simple pieces of tape on the back of them, to keep the fabric in place, then using a regular stapler (the one you use to staple pieces of paper), worked great too.  I was trying not to damage the prints in case I want to use them again.

That blue fabric is what was left from the circles pillow I made for my daughter's room.

I knew I wanted it to have a Christmas related word displayed on that wall, something like Noel, Joy or Peace, but after I found out I had to come up with a six letter word I couldn't find it!  So... Time to ask the experts, my kids!   Sure enough, my daughter came up immediately with the Ho Ho Ho!



The letters were cut out from felt material, and I liked that they were pretty easy letter shapes.  The other fun thing is that I didn't have to glue them on.  The felt on top of the other fabrics stays put!

Now, you have to help me on this one:  What six letter word should I display after the holidays? Because those boards are going to stay right there for more than one month!


Thanks,


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22 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a great idea, Cristina. I really think they look fantastic. :)

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

That's so creative Cristina! And it looks great. I love that the felt letters stick without any glue or tape. Very do-able.

Lorrie Brewer said...

What a cute project! Looks great on your wall!

Kimberly said...

"Family" ?

Decora Adora said...

Cristina
Yo tengo en la sala de los niños una pared bien grande . Muy linda tu idea de colocar las letras,además el gris con el turquesa no fallan y más esa letra o en rojo le dan la espectacularidad . Me encanto como combinaste los colores!!!
Cariños

Rea said...

that is really cute!! thanks to your daughter Cristina! :)

uhm six letter word? lovely, be kind...goodluck to whatever you can come up with!

huggies***
rea

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

That is a great project, and looks wonderful on your wall.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such a great idea! It looks very festive and cute. I love the idea of switching it out with the seasons. All I can think of at the moment is "winter" for after Christmas is over but up until spring!

Kelly @ thelilypadcottage said...

I love these! So fun and graphic! hmmm 6 letters...

Linda Primmer said...

So much fun and so colorful. Great project.

Meeha Meeha said...

What a simple and wonderful idea, it changes the room completely!

My Shabby Chic Home said...

te quedo divina la pared asi!!! me encanta!!!

Erin said...

Wonderful idea. I love the color choices...that blue just pops!

Gloria said...

Hi Cristina, nice to meet you. I came from Ruth's blog to visit. Love the color and it does change the room. Nice going. Happy Holidays.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

my first Christmas in US, I was staying with a family during school break...I greeted every guest that came in the door with "HA HA HA"...I thought that's what Santa said...I made quite an impression on EVERYONE :)

Guerrina said...

I love this and storing in mind for future use! Just scanned a list of over 1600 six letter words...warmth, lovely (as mentioned above)...good luck with this! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Decora Adora said...

Cristina amiga mía te hago el siguiente comentario ya que desde antes de ayer blogger cambio la forma en que se despliegan las imágenes en el iPad. Cambio que lo encontré nefasto ya que yo antes cuando visitaba blogs me cargaban estos que tienen esta forma de despliegue y los abandonaba inmediatamente. Y eso le pasa a mucha gente anónima que vista los blogs. Ahora además extrañamente ( no entiendo ) su blog y el mío al desplegar el post este se ve muy feo .. Con fotos pequeñas y sin las pestañas de los lados.. Esto le ocurre a muchos blog de blogger pero hay otros en que no les pasa. Esos siguen estando igual que antes.. Yo me he metido a cambiar muchas cosas en mi configuración y nada consigue el cambio. Esto ocurre al visualizar lo en los iPad. Acá no se por los( EEUU) me imagino que también es una herramienta altamente utilizada . De echo yo en las noches disfrutaba viendo algunos blog que me gustan en mi cama y con mi iPad. Y eso le pasas a mucha gente... Yo esto se lo planteo a usted como usted tiene mucho contacto con blogs EEUU que llevan la vanguardia en todo . Es posible que haya algo en nuestra configuración que haga que en los iPad se despliegue parcialmente y con fotos pequeñas
Bueno estoy a la espera de sus comentarios y perdone por lo largo de este
Cariños

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

These are awesome! Such a great idea and very festive. Merry Christmas!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Bright and beautiful, they look great! Just switch them around Oh, Oh, Oh :P Merry Christmas xo

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

At first I was thinking you could change it to say "ha ha ha" ... but you could always go with "family."

Love the ho ho ho art! Just adorable!

:) Linda

Anonymous said...

What about WINTER?

Abby Lawson said...

How cute! I love the teal and red combo! You could do "Spring" next? ;) Thank you so much for linking up at Get Your DIY On! Hope to see you on Sunday at 7 pm EST to link up your "Set the Table" projects! Have a wonderful evening!

~Abby =)

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