Monday, February 8, 2010

Charming Photo Frames


Charming little photo frames for everyday. I found these little 3x3 frames at the dollar tree the other day and knew they would be just perfect for filling in the little spaces in my home decor.

Here is the 411 on how to make your own. First pick out the colors you want to use and cut them just a little bigger than needed. Then cover you first section with mod podge and place your paper on so that it hangs over all edges. I had to finger press all the bubbles out because the frame is arched and the credit card was not working for me.



Next you have to cut down the paper so you can fold it around the edges. place more mod podge and finish working out your bubbles on the edges. Once my edges were dry, I folded in my corners and pressed them down making a good crease. Then I flipped the paper back over and made my cut on the angle. Now it is time to add another color. I chose to go with the opposite side to give the other piece more time to dry. When all four sides are done apply a coat of mod podge and let dry.



After all sides are done if you have a corner that did not turn out so well, I did on my first two. Just apply some ribbon to cover it up. Place a glue dot on back and pull ribbon through the frame opening, then in order to get the corner to lay flat I twisted the ribbon over so that made like a bow tie look on the corner. Then fastened it to the back with another glue dot and cut off the end. Add any other embellishments and you are done.




And since they are frames you can change what goes inside. From holiday to everyday. I just love how they turned out.





11 comments:

  1. These are really cute! I will be looking for these frames the next time i'm in dollar tree!

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  2. Adorable and I love a good dollar tree craft!!!

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  3. Those are VERY cute and looks like something even I could handle!

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  4. I just love these! Can't wait to try this myself.

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  5. So fun, I love the patchwork look! :D

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  6. I love these, what a fun idea! Hope they still have some frames left at my $ store. :)

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  7. very cute! I love the paper you used!

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  8. What a great idea... I have all sorts of frames just laying around that aren't being used!
    If you're interested, tomorrow we have a friday fun find party that we'd love for you to link up to!

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  9. I love these... I really love candles and frames... Don't know why I just do!!!

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

    Please stop by for a big annoucement Tuesday, the 16th. I'm so excited I'm about to bust...

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  10. Those are great! I love them. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  11. Love the contrasting patterns. lovely!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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