Nov 28, 2012

Christmas Vintage Book Poster



Several months ago I came across this old Christmas book in a thrift store.


I was pretty giddy about it. Mostly because I never, and I mean NEVER find anything good at thrift stores. So super jealous of those who do.

Anyhoo, I digress...

When I found this book, I was immediately mesmerized by the pictures.


And I knew about as instantly that I wanted to use one of the pages as a Christmas decoration.

The hard part was choosing which lovely page would coordinate the best with my other decorations.


Since they were all so pretty I almost couldn't make up my ever-lovin' mind.

Then I saw this page.


Mind made up.


Isn't it gorgeous and perfectly traditional?

I scanned the picture I wanted.

Then I made some size adjustments using PicMonkey.

Basically in order to make a poster sized print you want your image to be large.


Once you have resized it, just save it.

Then order it through a photo service that will print enlargements. I used the photo center at a big box type store. A 20x30 sized poster print cost me under $10.

Woot. Woot.

Then I put my poster into a poster frame that cost me around $10.

A cute vintagy Christmas decoration for about 20 bucks.

Pretty reasonable.

Pretty fast.

Pretty fantastic.


Please remember to be courteous when using images from a book.
They are images created by someone else. 
Personal use only of course.

13 comments:

M. Jorgensen said...

I love how the book pages are so vibrant! You don't see many books today with such rich colors. Looks cute!

Ashley said...

looove books like this and great job with making it decor!

Beth said...

Love that!

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

Thanks ladies!

Tyler said...

this is such an amazing idea! Thank you so much for sharing :)

Cerise said...

I love that you didn't destroy the book to create the art. Breaks my heart when I see that.
I think I have that exact book in my collection. It's falling apart from being read so often so I don't get it out very often. May have to now.

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

You are a girl after my own heart.
When I use a book, I really like to scan it in. That way I get to keep it!!

Stockhoff Family said...

We have that book too!!! I think that I will try that. I was excited when I pulled out our Christmas books and found that one. Good job, darling daughter.

Lesparker said...

Love this! Did you have any problems with the 'store' asking for a release to enlarge & print the poster? Just asking because when I have used stores to print photos that are clearly professional, I have had to produce a written release. I'm sure it depends on the store. Thanks!

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

I didn't have any problem with that. I did printed it at Sam's Club. They didn't even ask, but I know some stores do.

c-ing said...

We had that book in our home when I was a child. I am now 60 years old. I brought back memories.

Heather said...

Just discovered your blog today (thanks to Pinterest). It is fantastic.
I love this post. We read that exact book every year on Christmas eve and I have the same stocking.
Next year I am going to make a poster like this!

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

Heather, I am so glad you found me.

I love that you have the same stocking!

This poster was pretty much my favorite Christmas decoration this year.

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