Monday, May 7, 2012

Fresh Look: beaded edge frame

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It’s easy to give a frame a brand new look with just a few simple supplies. This white frame with a beaded edge had very humble beginnings.

A cheap pink frame and a leftover Christmas bead garland.

Start by gluing your bead garland to the outer edge of your frame. I used a glue gun so that the beads would stick instantly and stay straight. Just be prepared to spend some time picking off all the glue gun threads.

Once you think you’ve removed all the glue gun threads, spray paint your frame in your desired color. Amazingly, glue gun threads kept appearing with every coat of spray paint. I think I finally got them all.

I like how the frame looks in this black and white shot, so I may convert the framed picture to black and white. Yes, that is my son many, many years ago. Time sure flies!

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  1. Now that is a great project! love it all spray painted the same color! ;)

  2. Oh my goodness! I love it, and so simple! Perfections!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  3. Cute as pie! What a great idea!!!!

  4. This is such a simple idea with big impact. I read that you can put your piece in the freezer and the glue gun threads will just snap right off. Haven't tried it yet.

  5. Hola espero logres entender español.
    Tu blos es maravilloso.
    Te invito a visitar mi blog.

    Beso. María. Buenos Aires Argentina.

    Hello I hope you can understand Spanish.
    Your blog is wonderful.
    I invite you to visit my blog.
    Kiss. María. Buenos Aires Argentina.

  6. Ahh so cute! I'm definitely adding this to my list of crafty little projects to try :)

  7. This is super cute! What a great idea

  8. Carolyn, this is wonderful! It turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined - whimsical and classy at the same time.

  9. Soooo tender and delicate...I love it...and your son was so adorable...thanks Carolyn...hope you have a great week...xo

  10. you know I love it! It almost looks like lace or a pom pom fringe the way you can see the detail. Beautiful.

  11. great idea - I think I read a trick from Craftaholics Anonymous about blasting your glue gun project with a hair dryer and it'll zap all the strings away?

  12. What a great idea for dollar store frames.

  13. Super cute makeover- but don't you just hate when someone posts your craft a week before you?! That just happened to me last week. Oh well- it's still awesome!
    xo Becca

  14. AWESOME! Featuring you tomorrow!!! XO, Aimee

  15. Brilliant! Two very simple items combined into one stunning result.


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