Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Craft Frame Ideas

One of my favorite ways to decorate is with framed photos.   I often paint my store bought  frames to make them more my style or I buy wooden craft frames and decorate them. 

There are many ways you can decorate the wood frames from Michael’s Craft store.  I think they cost $1. 

They look like this.


They can be painted.


I use my acrylic paints all the time.  I am addicted to buying them.  They work great on the frames.  I had one of those cheap plastic photos holders with a magnet on the back  on my fridge.  It wasn’t all the appealing even if it did have my favorite photo of my son and dog in it.


I knew a painted wooden frame would make it much better.


Much better huh?

I used magnets that had adhesive on one side to keep the frame on the fridge and the plastic photo holder fit perfectly inside  the frame.


Here is a close up of the paint.  I used a green and then lightly brushed the edges with a brown.  I also flicked brown paint onto it using a toothbrush.  I stamped a carrot onto the frame and painted it.



Another idea is using mosaic tiles.

You can buy marbles, glass, break old chipped plates, etc.  I used some small square tiles that came in a container similar to this one.

Generating image

I glued the tiles on with this and let it dry.

And then used a dark gray grout just like this one.  This one is just a different color.

It turned out like this.


And of course you can never go wrong with Mod Podge and scrapbook paper. 

I have made several of these frames.  I usually paint the edge a color that goes with the paper.  I also like to paint the Mod Podge  onto the top of the paper so it leaves it glossy and acts as glue for any embellishments I might add like this cross.


Here is the side and you can see I didn’t cut the paper perfectly to size.  You can’t really tell unless you get a close up photo like this.


I used the same cross on this next frame and added some stickers.



It’s pretty obvious my favorite photo subjects are my son and dog. 

I hope you are inspired to make some frames and display your favorite subject.  I also have a photo tidbit for ya.

My nephew graduated Friday.  My sister’s camera was broken and I took the only photos of the ceremony and then……. I accidentally deleted all of them.  My sister was very sad.  I got online and learned that you can get them back!!!!  I bought online software and it can retrieve your photos as long as you don’t take pics over them.  I bought my software for $30 and it was very user friendly. 

Thanks for stopping by.


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