Thursday, October 25, 2012

Christmas Laser Frames

Still 7 weeks + to Christmas, but it's never too early to start working on Christmas decorations and projects.  As you know, I'm in love with the wood laser frames at Michaels and now they have 3, yes 3 new ones especially for the holidays.  So here's one of the new projects I just posted on Pinterest.  I'll post the others in a few days.  Let me know if you have any questions.


You will need:
Laser Frame
DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic paint:
    Bittersweet and Hauser Med. Green
Creatology™ Adhesive Foam Sheet - 5 ½” x 7 ½”
Black Cardstock
Paper Raffia (or strips of brown plastic from a grocery bag)
Elmer's Tacky glue
Small Sea Sponge, or round sponge pouncer used for stencilling
Sponge Brush
12” Twig
Brown Paper Lunch bag

1. Thin the brown paint with a little water then use to “stain” the front of the frame.
2. Tear the bottom off the lunch bag then tear down the seam to create a flat piece of paper. Tightly crumple the paper to create lots of creases then pull apart and flatten slightly.
3. Dampen the sea sponge slightly then dip into green paint.  Lightly whisk the sponge across the top of the creased paper, so the ridges pick up the paint color.  Let dry.
4. With the painted side up, lightly press the painted paper onto the adhesive side of the foam sheet.  Trim the edges of the paper even with the foam then glue behind the opening in the frame.
5. Use a die cutting machine to cut a seasonal image or trace an the outline onto black cardstock then cut out.  Glue to the center of the frame.  You can also use a wooden shape painted black. 
6. Hang the frame from the twig with raffia as shown.

Enjoy!  Y'all come back for instructions for this frame:

Yours truly,
Julie :)


  1. These are great! Especially loving the 2nd!

  2. Anonymous8/16/2014

    Never tried this, but I will give it a try as long as I can get the items needed to do it. I love it.

  3. What are laser frames?

  4. These are wood frames cut with laser to create the more intricate designs. They are sold in Michaels Arts & Crafts stores in the US and manufactured in China.