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Sparkling Frame with Christmas Tree

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Christmas Red, 2 oz.
Item #958
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Frames - Medium Memory Frame with Easel Back
Item #96286
Plaid Wood Surfaces are ready to paint, stain, decoupage, woodburn or embellish. Create unique items for yourself or to give as gifts.


Mod Podge ® Sparkle, 8 oz.
Item #CS11211
Add a touch of sparkle to your decoupage projects! Waterbase formula dries fast & clear, holds tight, protects and gives a smooth finish. Great for all-around crafts and kid's projects. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Wood Christmas tree cutout
Small wood star (for top of tree)
Scrapbook paper (1 red striped; 1 green with white polka dots)
Red rhinestones
Red ribbon – 1 inch
Red glitter Glue
Red distressing ink
Hot glue
Tacky glue


  1. Paint inside and outside edges of frame, edges of tree, and star with Christmas Red. Allow to dry.
  2. Trace tree onto back of green paper; cut out.
  3. Tear red paper and remainder of green paper into one to two inch pieces.
  4. Use Mod Podge to adhere paper pieces onto front of frame alternating green and red papers allowing papers to extend edges of frame. Allow to dry.
  5. Trim away as much of the large pieces of extended paper as possible then use sandpaper to sand off any excess paper from edges of frame (Sand in one downward direction until paper falls off and edges are smooth). 6. Ink edges of frame and tree with red distressing ink.
  6. Give front and edges of frame and tree a coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
  7. Tie a bow using red ribbon.
  8. Adhere bow and tree to frame using hot glue (refer to photo for placement). 10. Add rhinestones and star to tree using tacky glue.
  9. Use glitter glue to outline edges of tree and fill in star.
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