three 16" x 20" picture frames (without backing or glass)
1" x 2" pine
plastic U channels
- Cut the 1" x 2" pine into 12 pieces and attach four pieces to the back of each frame to create a "lip" around the perimeter of the frame (figure A). This will house the rope lighting.
Drill a hole in the bottom of the box to accommodate the rope lighting cord.
Secure plastic U channels inside the box and thread the rope lighting through each (figure B).
Hot-glue chocolate-colored chiffon fabric to the inside of the frame, which creates a screen for the display elements (figure C).
Cut chocolate-colored mat board the same size as the back opening and attach a pine branch or holly berry branch to each. Attach the board to the back of the box with screws (figure D).
Cover the edges of the box with two-inch decorative ribbon (figure E).
Cut a piece of ribbon and fold into a loop to hold the box to the wall. Cut another piece and attach at the bottom to form "tails" to conceal the lighting cord.