Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I finally got off my butt and made something.



The last time I made anything was... well, way too long ago. And so I am super proud to unveil my latest craft!

More picture frames!

I know, I know. Not that original. But hey, it's something! And I think they turned out pretty cute.

Here they are together. And yes, I realize they sort of clash.

In case you are curious, here's a rundown on how to make them.

Buy really cheap wood frames from Michaels. These were $1, but I bought them with 40% off coupons. So you're looking at sixty cent frames!

Trace and cut out a piece of paper to fit the frame. Then Mod Podge it on. Be sure and smooth out the bubbles!

While that's drying, cut out a piece of Burlap to fit the cardboard square in the center. Podge that on.

Decorate the burlap. I used stamps and little glass rocks and a paper flower. Be creative (I'm picturing a green Shamrock...).

Distress the edges of the frame with ink, and then paint a layer of Podge on top, to protect it.

And ta daa! A great little gift, or something to spruce up a shelf. Sorry the picture quality is so bad. I took these at work, right before I mailed them out. Like I said, they make awesome presents.

I am gonna link up to all of these parties. I recommend you do the same :)

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35 comments:

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Super cute!

Creatively Melissa said...

Love them! My fav is the pink flower one. Saving this idea!

concretenprimroses said...

Good fabric choices!
Cute idea.
Kathy

Patricia said...

i love them!!

Amanda said...

I love these, especially the distressed look of the edges :)

I love those frames from Michaels, and I always have some here. Funny thing is I never think to decorate the inside, i always feel compelled to put a picture inside! Thanks for the great idea :)

Shipley family and Tulle Cool said...

Very nice. I love the frames :)

~~Mia~~ said...

Fabulous!!! I feel like I may recognize that flower......!! :)

Amy said...

Pretty, cheap, and easy! (Oops--that sounds like an insult to a hooker)...but that's my kind of craft. Very very cute!

Jenn said...

I am glad that you got around to do something today because those frames are beautiful!!
Have a delightful day!

Kimbo West said...

I think these turned out so cute.

janet said...

you underestimate your craftyness ;-)

fawnda said...

very cute! I love the beads on the front!

Denise said...

Love it!
Following you over from Shabby Chic Cottage!
I am a follower!
Please stop by!
http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com/

Southern Fried Gal said...

Oh my goodness - that is so cute! I could have sworn the burlap was inset in the frame - nice job with your shading to fool the eye. Too, too stinking cute!

Kearsie said...

I love these!!

Chantel and Michael Magistro said...

Those are so cute! I am definitely a fan. Good work!

I'm glad you were motivated to make something. It's been a while since I made something vicariously through you, and I almost made something myself to fill the void

Adam and Jess said...

I can't keep up with your posts but love checking out your blog. I never knew you had so many followers. It just shows how awesome and talented you are. I LOVE these picture frames and am going to recommend that a friend of mine check out your blog because she's always looking for her next craft project. KEEP it up, it's great.

Lori said...

I have those frames and I will have to make something like this. Great idea...

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.

Lori

Oh, I'm following you!!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

These turned out great--love what you put in them, thanks for linking up!

Amy @ The Bell Family said...

I absolutely love those little frames from Michaels! They are so good for any number of projects.

Very nice work!

Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

I never would've guessed they were THAT EASY! G-ORGEOUS!

The Bearded Lady (Laura) said...

These are great!! This is a very fun idea! Thank you for sharing!!

jilly said...

Cute way of combining the two. These would so nice up on a wall. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Jilly

Lanie said...

Lanie! These are really cute! I featured them on my Friday favorites today...

http://www.laniejandco.com/2010/03/friday-favorites-31210.html

~Lanie

Gay Vaughan said...

These are really cute!! Check out my link party tomorrow...I think you will be surprised in a good way.
Thank you for linking up with Hodgepodge Friday. Hope to see you again!
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Alison said...

These are gorgeous!!!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

I love your frames!! They turned out gorgeous. Those $1 frames are the best. Putting stamped burlap in the center is so cute too. Thanks for linking up to the Spring has Sprung Party at Fun to Craft.

Bobbie said...

That is such a great idea! I have used those type of frames before and love them. I would love for you to come over and link up to check me out saturdays www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com. Hope to see you there :)

Kristi Flanagan said...

I love these! Thanks for planting a creative seed over at "Plant a Punkin Seed Party"! I can't wait to try my hand at these!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Alison said...

I am in love with these frames and featured them on my blog here http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/03/wednesdays-wowzers-what-im-lovin.html.

Thanks so much for sharing!!
Alison

Kristi Flanagan said...

Lanie - You've been featured at Punkin Seed Productions! Come grab your button and wear it with pride!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Oh these frames turned out so cute!

Thanks for linking up at my link party! Be sure to join me again this Friday for another link party!

www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com
Thanks!

Stephanie said...

cute, cute, cute!!

I just bought 2 of these at Michael's last night with the extra 15% sale they had!

Pat Harris said...

Really cute! I can't wait to try making one.

Mod Podge Amy said...

How could I have just seen this?? Just reposted in the Mod Podge Rocks! Facebook group! xo

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