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How to Make Stunning Large Christmas Wall Art on a Budget

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Transform your space this holiday season! Learn how to make large Christmas wall art that’s stunning yet budget-friendly.

I’m thrilled to share this beautiful Santa Claus art that you can easily recreate for your own home. I’ll show you how.

Santa Christmas wall art with decoupage

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Extra Large Christmas Wall Art

If you follow me on Facebook you know how much I enjoy decoupage crafts. This oversized Christmas sign is the perfect example of why.

With a decoupage technique you can make all kinds of wall art, home accessories like vases, and even updated furniture.

When I was decorating for the Bloggers’ Best Christmas Home Tour I knew I wanted a statement piece of art for my living room.

There was a viral Santa sign at Dollar General that I have been trying to find all season without any luck.

So, I did a little brainstorming and decided to make my own.

Let’s get to the super simple step-by-step tutorial so you can add a beautiful piece of handmade Christmas art to your home.

Supplies for Christmas Wall Art

Where to Find Free Art

The first thing you want to do is find an image for your artwork.

You can find tons of pictures to download online for free.

After you’ve found the image you’d like to print, it’s important to check the copyrights of that image to ensure it complies with the copyright laws.

Here are some of my favorite places to find beautiful art.

Once you find the image you want to use, download it and save it to your computer.

Be sure to name it something that you will be able to find easily.

This is the Santa image I used.

How to Make Oversized Art

For my wall art I uploaded the image to Staples. An 11×17 print is only 98 cents!

Because you are using a decoupage technique copy paper works just fine.

If you are planning to just frame the print I would have it printed on cardstock.

printable Santa

My frame was 16×20 so I went with a 12X18 poster print. I believe it was just under $8.

Cut Foam to Size

Start by cutting your black foam board to size to fit into your frame. A box cutter or craft knife works great.

You can also use a white foam board if you like, but I wanted the colors of the image to pop against the black.

black foam craft board

Add Mod Podge

Use a foam brush to apply a layer of mod podge to the foam board. Let it sit for a minute so it gets a little tacky.

mod podge on foam board

Don’t apply the mod podge to the image. It works better to place it directly on the board.

Apply the Image

Place your image face up on the foam board. Be sure to lay it so it is centered.

My favorite way to decoupage is to use an iron-on method. It leaves no wrinkles!

If you haven’t tried this method yet, I highly recommend it.

iron on decoupage image

Place a piece of parchment paper over the image and use a Cricut EasyPress to transfer the image.

easy press on Santa image

It needs to be set to 300 degrees for about 40 seconds. You can use a regular iron if you don’t have an EasyPress.

Remove the parchment paper and ensure the image is transferred. You may need to go over the edges again so they don’t curl up.

Paint the Board

I decided to paint the edges of the image and the board with chalkboard paint so it would blend better.

You can also use acrylic paint. This is completely up to you.

decoart chalkboard paint

Just give it a nice, even coat lightly pouncing the brush on the edges so it looks cohesive.

pouncing paint on Santa image

Santa image with black paint

The board looks much better once painted.

painted board for Santa art

Another option is to print your image to cover the entire board, but I wanted to experiment a bit and also wanted to keep the cost to under $10.

Add Glitter

To give Santa a bit of sparkle, I added glamour dust to Santa’s hat and cuffs. What a difference this made!

Simply add a bit of mod podge to the area and sprinkle the glamour dust.

At the last minute I decided to add a bit of a snowy look to the image. It gives it more texture and dimension.

Frame Your Christmas Art

The final step is to frame your beautiful art work. One of my favorite places to look for antique frames is Goodwill, or other thrift stores.

It is amazing to see what kind of frames you can find for cheap.

framed Santa wall art

Look for ornate, detailed frames to match the vintage style of your print.

I’m thrilled with how this beautiful DIY Santa art looks in my living room next to my letters to Santa station.

Christmas living room

It definitely helps you get into the holiday spirit!

Doesn’t it look like a piece of Christmas decor you would find at a vintage market or boutique?

Santa Christmas wall art with decoupage

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pin collage Santa Art

Let me know if you give this beautiful Christmas wall decor a try.

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It totally makes my day!

For even more budget-friendly ideas, you don’t want to miss this amazing collection of 51 Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts.

Thanks so much for visiting. Happy holidays.

santa decoupage art

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