How To Turn A Winter Church Painting Into Christmas Wall Art

January 2, 2023

Today I'm sharing how I easily transformed a simple winter church painting into temporary Christmas decor.   

impasto church painting on fireplace mantel

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Christmas decor doesn't have to be super-complicated -- or even showy for that matter. It can be super simple, yet still create the same warm and festive effect we all love to provide for our family and friends during the holidays. And better yet -- it can be created with things we already have around the house.

impasto technique church painting

I shared this beautiful thrifted impasto church painting in Thrill of the Hunt #112 (where I explain the impasto painting technique).

rustic holiday church wall art with Christmas wreath

Then recently, when I saw this "Holiday Church Wall Art" painting, I had an epiphany. It looked an awful lot like my impasto church painting, sans Christmas wreath. Hmmm.


 mini bottle brush wreaths with red satin bows


I was reminded of these mini bottle brush wreaths with red satin bows I had in my crafting stash. I knew they would complement my painting perfectly.

Samantha Miller impasto winter church painting

I was thinking particularly of this round window above the door. It was just the perfect place for a Christmas wreath.

church steeple

And how about that lonely window at the top of the steeple?

package Loctite Fun-Tak mounting putty blue

All I needed now was some Fun-Tak mounting putty and I knew just what to do.

Christmas church painting wall art with bottle brush wreaths

It was as simple as using the Fun-Tak to adhere one bottle brush wreath over the round window and one bottle brush wreath over the steeple window. 


My Fun-Tak happened to be blue and worked out okay, but white Fun-Tak would have been my first choice if I had had it on hand.


But don't the wreaths look just perfect, like they've been there all along?


I love that the bottle brush wreaths add even more of a 3-D effect to the impasto painting.

Christmas church rustic painting wood frame

And of course I displayed the Christmas church wall art along with some bottle brush trees on either side!

church painting black candle holders bottle brush trees

I truly love the way it turned out. And after Christmas, all I have to do is remove the wreaths for more of an everyday/winter art vibe -- until next Christmas, that is!

Just goes to show that with a little imagination you can turn an otherwise run of the mill piece of decor into a temporary Christmas decoration.

Well, that's it for today, friends!

I hope you've enjoyed reading about 

How To Turn A Versatile Winter Church Painting 

Into Temporary Christmas Decor

and that I've inspired you in some way. 

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Debra@CommonGround said...

what a great idea! I love that church painting, and how wonderful that you could make it so Christmas-y! super job!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome idea!! I just love it. Do you have any ideas where to get a church painting like yours'?

Junkchiccottage said...

It is amazing how one little touch like the wreaths can make a big difference and your church painting can be fun for Christmas.
Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I love BBT and wreathes; I envied you your stash of wreathes! I made a bunch of wreathe ornaments (from Adirondack Girl at Heart) on jute webbing and burlap ribbon using BBwreathes, thick green pipe cleaner wreathes, rounds of wired leaves with yarn or ribbon bows; they sell well at our church bazaar and in my booth. I had a Monet print of water lilies that I added a applique flamingo to; I enjoy my slightly warped sense of humor! Kathy A

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