Monday, December 14, 2009

The Living Christ

I first saw these 4 years ago and instantly fell in love. They were on my "want to make" list forever. Last year I finally decided to try it. I made two different sized (the regular size and the huge size).
Here's what you need:
-"Living Christ" I bought my at the distribution center -the regular one (8 1/2 x 11) is FREE and the larger (11x17 one is $.15.)
-packet of 3x4 cards (I needed two and bought 2 different ones this one and this one)I bought them at Deseret book. They are around 4 or 5 dollars.
-Frame (I just went up one size from my original-It is very helpful if your frame comes with a mat)

First choose your pictures and arrange them along the edge of your "Living Christ". Measure and cut the pictures to fit your frame. For the smaller size you will need to cut a lot off. I used a ruler and a pencil on the front of the pictures-It made it a lot easier to line up and cut where I wanted. This is my before and after of the smaller size (maybe seeing it will give you a better idea of how I cut mine).

(notice the corner pictures)
The large size was a lot easier because there was a lot less cutting. I actually lined my pictures up with the mat it came with and over lapped the length instead of cutting it off. I sued the corner pictures as a guide (these are not cut like the smaller one) to line up and space the rest. The only tricky part is filling up the top and bottom line-It fits 2 long pictures perfect but I only had 3 so one side has 1 long picture and 2 tall pictures-Cut/overlap to fit. They look a little different but it doesn't bother me.

Its an easy project and looks beautiful. I still get comments on it and people are so surprised I actually made it (and even more surprised when they find out how). Really the key is to make sure everything is lined up. If you don't want to use The Living Christ you can always use the same concept for family pictures or something else. I have a variation of this project I am hoping to get to for a Christmas present. Also if you have any questions please e-mail me.
Here are the words to "The Living Christ-The Testimony of the Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints."


  1. I love those frames! So pretty. TFS!
    PS be sure to stop by my reader's tutorial week to check out the tutorials and enter the giveaways! :)

  2. I did this last year for my MIL, but used family photos around The Family: A Proclamation to the World. She loved it. Yours looks fabulous.

  3. Melanie I love that idea. I've been trying to come up with a cute way to dispay The Family Proclamation.

  4. Looks very nice. I may have to come up with an adaptation of that myself. I could see some sort of vinyl saying in the middle with pictures around the edge. I bet you could do that digitally pretty easily as well.

  5. Cathy if you do I would love to see it! Its such a fun way to display pictures.