Showing posts with label frame. Show all posts
Showing posts with label frame. Show all posts

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ETCETERAS: Washi Tape Time Frame

Washi Tape Time Frame via homework (5)Eighteen years ago, I was given a time frame when my son was born. It was so fun adding the photos every few months and then every year as he grew older.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Etceteras: rustic twig frame


Here’s a fun and easy way to frame a favorite picture.


Gather small twigs and bunch them together to create a natural frame.


To make this frame I collected twigs and grouped them into four stacks.


I tied the twig bunches together a the ends with thread and then used a wide organza ribbon to wrap the corners.


The photo is secured with double-sided tape to another piece of the organza ribbon which is then glued to the back of the frame.


A sweet look for fall or to add a touch of rustic charm to your décor.


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Etceteras: easy frame transformation





Do you have any frames that don’t quite fit in with your décor?

Like this one? I received this frame as a gift and never used it. Not that there’s anything wrong with it – it just doesn’t quite work with my décor.


I rescued the zebra stripe frame from a drawer and gave it a quick facelift with metallic paint.


I knew the paint wouldn’t go on perfectly, so I stippled on the last coat giving the frame a brushed metal faux finish.


I printed out a photo from a past project which brightened up the now-cold metallic frame.


A quick and easy transformation and perfect for the upcoming holiday season.



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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Inkling: faux birch frame

I’ve wanted to make another project using the birch clipart that I used for these holiday napkin rings.  I also wanted to make this frame that I saw in Better Homes and Garden craft archives

Here’s the result.

You can use any type of paper to make these little rolls.  The original BHG project used magazine pages. You roll the paper around straws and glue or mod podge them. Then cut the tubes and glue them onto your frame.

Here’s a tip: use clear or white straws to make this project. I used straws that had colored stripes and you can see the stripes on the inside of the tubes.

This is one of my favorite pictures so I’m happy with the frame…stripes and all.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Etceteras: craft block shadow box


I found these craft blocks at the dollar store and loved the colors.

The blocks have been sitting around because I couldn’t think of what I wanted to make with them. I had a mental block…ha ha.

Here’s what I finally came up with.

I glued the blocks onto a frame and added a black matte. I photo copied my son’s Children’s Book Animal - First Day of Issue Stamps and cut them out with a craft scissor that’s actually called “postage stamp”.




Then I mounted them into the shadow box.
George, Wilbur and the Hungry Caterpillar are looking quite content in their new shadow box.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Upcycling: earring holder

I tend to wear the same 5 or 6 pair of earrings day after day. These are my everyday-favorite earrings. At the end of the day, I throw them in a little dish. The process starts over the next morning when I dig around the little dish trying to find a matching set.

Here’s my solution.


To make an earring holder like this, you’ll need:
- A frame
- Fabric
- String
- Mini clothes pins

Here’s what I started with.


Yes, another dollar store find. No offense to the bird artist but I needed the frame. I covered the birds with a piece of heavy white paper so there would be no show-through.

Good bye birds, sorry.


Then I used a piece of muslin and stapled around the back of the frame. I added string and miniature clothes pins. I used a dab of glue behind each clothes pin to support the earrings.

Now I have no excuse to wear mismatched earrings.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Upcycling: inspiration vases

You know those days you need a boost and another cup of coffee just doesn’t do the trick? Today, I needed an extra dose of inspiration so I decided to make something that would inspire me visually and with words.


I printed out some inspirational quotes and framed them.


I added four little vases and placed them on top of each quote.


This project can be created with any size frame and any type of vase. You can use a small single frame with a tiny vase for place cards or party favors.


For this project, the frame was purchased at the 99 cent store and the vases were a sweet find at my favorite thrift shop.

The cuttings were borrowed from my neighbors – I’m sure they won’t mind…