Crazy Christmas Crafter: The Creative Crate!

Well, Hello I Heart Naptime Readers :) !!!
It’s Stacie…the craZy one behind The CrEaTiVe Crate…and I am sooo excited that Jamielyn has invited me to guest post in her CraZy Christmas Crafters event!! 

Hasn’t it been FuN so far?!!  What FaBULouS projects …and what an ALL-STAR line-up! :)  

Anyhoo….Christmas really is just around the corner, so today I am going to share with you one of my {simple and inexpensive} Christmas gift ideas:

{DIY} Beadboard Photo Display

First I cut a piece of beadboard to the size that you want. {mine was 9 1/2″ x 10″ …and I used a 4 x 6 photo} 

Then… trace your photo on the foam board {that I bought at the dollar store}…
Then cut out with exact-o knife…

Then I used  spray adhesive…and sprayed my  foam board with a good even coat…and stuck my photo on…

Then on the beadboard I painted on stain over the whole board…then wiped most of it off except for in the cracks…

Then tied a piece of netting around the bottom…

And there ya have it!!  A super easy inexpensive gift for any parent or grandparent on your list!

Jamielyn…thanks so much for having me!!

HapPy {early} Holidays Everyone!!


Thanks Stacie for sharing such a cute gift! I love anything with bead board. This is so simple anyone could do this! Also don’t forget Home Depot will cut wood down for free!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Stacie posted on November 10, 2010 at 8:17 am (#

    Hi Jamielyn! I forgot to mention that I stuck the foam board onto the beadboard with E6000 adhesive. That baby isn't going anywhere :) Thanks again for having me :)

  2. Katie posted on November 10, 2010 at 8:40 am (#

    Great idea!!! LOVE IT! I have scraps of bead board at my house… I can see this making some great christmas gifts!!!

  3. The 3 Kjar Bears posted on November 10, 2010 at 8:49 am (#

    Oh i'm so excited to do this!! We just got our family photos and are waiting for the prints…such a creative way to display :)

  4. Mrs. Montemayor posted on November 10, 2010 at 9:31 am (#

    Wow! So easy! I didn't expect the picture to be ON TOP of the beadboard. It really does look great! I'll have to give it a try!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Samantha posted on November 10, 2010 at 9:38 am (#

    Cute Cute Cute. You are SOOO creative. I wish I was as creative as you are. You have a lovely little girl as well. Absolutely adorable. Im your newest follower.


  6. Beth Eaton posted on November 10, 2010 at 9:39 am (#

    That is such an wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!!

  7. gail posted on November 10, 2010 at 9:55 am (#

    so simple and cute! I love your blog and stacie's blog. I follow both of you!
    great job stacie!

  8. Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya posted on November 10, 2010 at 10:45 am (#

    SO cute!!
    Just love it.

  9. Katrine posted on November 10, 2010 at 11:51 am (#

    I love it! These would make great gifts for grandparents!

  10. Chic Mommy posted on November 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm (#

    Another fabulous project from Stacie….Im so making this. I featured this on my blog today!!

  11. Sawdust and Paperscraps posted on November 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm (#


  12. Jen @ posted on November 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm (#

    Very cute project. And a great gift idea too!!


  13. Jennifer Hutchinson posted on January 3, 2012 at 10:46 am (#

    Love it!

  14. crystal posted on November 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm (#

    i know this is old – but how long does it take the beadboard to not be tacky from the stain