Monday, May 30, 2011

Easy, Decorative DIY Frames

While shopping yesterday...I picked up some items to create a couple fun frames.

Here's what I used:
2 unfinished picture frames
2 pieces of scrapbook paper
2 pieces of felt
Bahama Blue craft paint
Fern craft paint
Walnut Distress Ink
Mini Clothes Pin
Mini Metal Clip
Mod Podge
Sandpaper

Here's what I did:



First, I painted both frames.
One Bahama Blue and one fern.


(I used Distress Ink on the green one...just to see if I liked it. lol)

I traced the outline of the frames on the
scrapbook paper and cut out the outline.
I put mod podge on the front of the frame
and placed them front down on the paper.
Once dry, I used an xacto and cut off the excess paper.
I sanded the edges and distressed with Distress Ink.
I cut felt pieces to size and place them in the center.
I tied hemp string around both and
added a mini clothes pin and the metal clip to each.



Yes? They turned out super cute!
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Have a great Memorial Day!
Carri

6 comments:

  1. Very cool idea! I've been wanting to try distressing ink for a while now. Guess I'llj just have to go get some!

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  2. You've been busy, again, with another great project! I love the colors and the distressing technique. Another project to add to my list of things to do. Thank you for keeping me inspired!
    Lesa

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  3. Visiting from the Creative Bloggers Party & Hop over at Create with Joy!

    Your frames are absolutely beautifully done!

    So pleased to "meet" you!

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  4. What a cute idea. I love the distressed look and the twine. Great job. I found this project through TT&J linky party! Thank you for sharing. Come say hi! I love new followers.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  5. You need to link your blog to Pinterest! I would love to share your ideas with felow pinners! This is great- thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Per Anonymous:
    You need to link your blog to Pinterest! I would love to share your ideas with felow pinners! This is great- thanks for sharing!!

    I added links!! Thanks so much for the suggestion!! I hope you are following me here and there. I'm a huge pinhead!! (that's what I call myself since I spend hours upon hours on pinterest)=)

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