Holiday Home Decor Using Craft Supplies

Holiday Home Decor Using Craft Supplies

Hi, Susan from susanbcards here to share a Christmas craft tutorial!

I love to use dies and cardstock to make handmade cards, but I’m always thinking of ways to get more from my craft supplies. Although I tend to be a minimalist when it comes to home décor, at the holidays I want it to look festive, so I combined the two and came up with some holiday home decor using craft supplies.

photo frame set

I bought inexpensive black wooden frames (no glass) at a dollar store and at a craft store. The frame with the clip was marked down to 2 dollars! I wanted to dress them up a bit and make them my own. The best part is, I used temporary adhesive on the diecuts and photo mat so I can change these out for other holidays, but you can use permanent adhesive. The star of the show is the gorgeous shine from the 12x12 Cardstock Shop papers I used. Here’s how I made these; keep in mind this is a starting point, you can change the size of the photo or diecuts to fit whatever frame you have. You can also paint any frame with acrylic paint to fit your color scheme. 

holiday home decor with craft supplies




how to ink an embossing folder

1. For the embossed panel, cut a piece of the Copper Pearlescent cardstock to 4 ½” x 6 ½”. I wanted it to look like a piece of aged copper relief art, so I took a black Archival Ink pad and dragged it over the embossing folder. This will push the ink into the recessed areas after embossing the paper. Run it through a diecutting machine 3 times to get a good impression and ink coverage. 

diecut trees

2. For the tree, diecut each layer of the tree once from the Silver Glitter Luxe cardstock and once from gray cardstock scraps, you’ll have 2 of each layer. The gray cardstock is glued underneath the silver cardstock just to give it dimension.

alcohol inked glitter paper

3. Take the scraps of silver cardstock from the tree diecuts and color it with small amounts of alcohol ink. After it dries, use a regular hole puncher to cut circles out.

4. Diecut the star from the gold cardstock scraps, diecut the tree holder from the copper cardstock.

5. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 5” x 7” for the mat. This will leave a ¼’ border around the copper paper. Glue the copper paper to the mat, then attach the tree.

6. Diecut the sentiment once from the Silver Glitter Luxe cardstock and once from the black cardstock. Glue the layers together and attach to the frame.


blessed photo frame



1. Print a favorite photo, this one is cut down to 3 ½” x 4 ¾”. Mat the photo with the Gold Coins Glitter Luxe cardstock, this one has a ¼’ border around all sides, sized to 4” x 5 ¼”.

2. Diecut the Blessed sentiment from the Gold Coins Glitter Luxe cardstock and black cardstock, glue them together for dimension.

holiday home decor diy

3. Diecut the leaves from Pop-Tone green cardstock, glue together. Diecut the berries from the Gold Coins cardstock attach to the branches.

4. Attach everything to the frame as desired.

These frames look great on a mantel or sideboard. You could also make several small ones to hold your favorite photos.

-Susan (susanbcards)

Here's another idea for dressing up your holiday home!

1 comment

  • Barbara Borden

    I don’t have a die cutting machine. I have a Cricut Maker, is there an SVG that will have the same effect as the “Merry and Bright “ decorations?

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