DIY Framed christmas decorations

You may remember that I previously discussed the new trend for framed Christmas messages as part of festive decorations and I have finally given in and recreated this look for myself in my home. There are loads of printable artworks available via Etsy or even given away for free on blogs – just take a quick look on Pinterest and you’ll find something you like. There’s a massive variety of styles, quotes and colours available so there will be something that matches your festive theme. I love the chalkboard look so I’ve used free Christmas printables from lovely interiors blogs The Shabby Creek Cottage and The Cottage Market. I printed these images A4 size and used some old white frames I already had to hang them in.

decorating with christmas art prints

Recently I got a new tool for precisely this job. It’s a Hardwall Takker and it allows me to hang my Christmas frames wherever I want by just winding the handle. I no longer have to get out the drill (or hubby for that matter!) when I want to hang a photo, I was impressed by how easy it was to use the Takker to hang my new festive prints exactly where I wanted them. I was drilling into the chimney breast wall, which is usually really hard to drill into, but with the Hardwall Takker I could easily manually drill into any wall surface, even exterior walls – so my next project is hanging some fairy lights outside! I’ll tell you one other thing I was impressed with – the tool collects all the dust where it is drilling, so I didn’t even have to move my sofa to avoid getting mess all over it because all the plaster dust was contained within the tool and I could tip it straight into the bin.

DIY decorating with christmas art prints using hardwall takker

The Takker came with pins that are pushed into the wall, without any need for plugs or screws and I could hang my pictures straight on them, although the tool set comes with a selection of hooks and hangers. I also got the Takker because I thought it would be a fantastic way of hanging my Christmas decorations in my living room. I wanted to recreate a Buddy The Elf white decorations scene so I needed to tack up strands of decorations, garlands and paper chains, and this tool made it super-easy to do so! Here’s how my festive DIY session turned out – I’m really happy with it 🙂

DIY festive decorating with christmas art prints using hardwall takker

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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