Some people have a countdown to Christmas…I have a countdown until these little people and the one big person I live with will allow me to watch the movie Elf again. They are those “no Christmas until after Thanksgiving” kind of folks. I probably could have done a whole wall of Elf printables but I stopped myself at just one…for now.
This print is very similar to my other Christmas printable I did recently. I won’t walk you through how I made this actual printable because like my last round it won’t be pretty…but I will link the print below for you.
After I had framed this print (and I’m using the word “framed” lightly here) I felt like a few things needed to be tweaked. Buuut..when I went back to make some adjustments to my print I realized I never saved it in Photoshop. I’m such a cotton-headed ninny muggins (oh, just wait, there will be more of that).
Still learning this whole Photoshop thing. Luckily for you, I went in and made another print similar to mine just for fun. I have attached both prints below. It’s been a few weeks since I did this project and quite honestly I forget what I wanted to tweak in the original print. #mombrain.
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- Black foam board (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
- 4 square wood dowels…you can find these at Lowes or any craft store. Make sure they are at least 24″ long
- Spray adhesive
- Staple gun or craft glue
- Something sharp to cut your dowels. (Don’t fear this part…a regular hand saw will do…or a sharp knife. I’m not sure if I should recommend that so be careful if you go that route.)
- Prints. (Both are found in my resource library)
First up, print out your print at Staples. Follow the directions from my first print here. Just a couple of differences though for this round…you can print this print in black and white and save yourself a few quarters and the biggest difference with this print is the size. This one is a 24×24 so you’ll still choose the 24×36 size but the printable will not take up the whole print size. Make sense? See my print below.
I had to get a a little creative when I framed this print. I didn’t do it exactly like my other print but it defiantly wasn’t complicated nor do you need to pass through seven levels of the Candy Cane forest to get it done. (I’m cracking myself up). My print is a 24×24 and I could not for the life of me find a frame that size that I liked. So I technically made my own frame. If you are lucky enough to find a frame you want to use then follow my directions from Printable # 1.
First up, trim your print to size and cut your foam board to the same size as your print. Use spray adhesive and attach your print to your foam board. Use a credit card if you need to smooth out any bubbles. Pretty easy right? If you are an expert scissor handler and cut clean lines on your foam board you can probably stop here if you’d like. My board looked like a mouse gnawed on the edges so I had to cover up the ugliness with my dowels. This is when you need to pull out the big guns…aka something sharp. I used my saw here but one of these little handy guys would work too. I didn’t do any fancy cuts…I just measured and cut straight across the dowels and had the corners butt up to each other.
I then stapled the the dowels to the board from the back of the foam board. If you haven’t ever used a staple gun before you really need to. It just gives me all of those wonder woman feels. You can also just glue the dowels on as well if you do not own a staple gun. But I promise you won’t feel as powerful with just glue.
And you are done. I have this leaning on my fireplace but a few strips of mounting tape will get it up on your wall if you want to hang it. This little project makes me smile…smiling is my favorite. You had to know that was coming…
Popping back in, a year later, to say I still love this printable! I changed things up this year and the printable found a new home in my office. She’s cute anywhere..
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