so I decided to share a little tutorial on how to alter a thrift store find frame into something FABULOUS!
To my surprise, I found out I made the Catwalk over at SIStv with this little beauty!
So now I am super excited running around my office squealing.....
So let's check out the frame
Here's What you'll need:
*fabric (vintage is even better)
*hot glue gun and glue
*chandelier crystal (mine is from the $1 bin at Michael's)
*buttons (vintage are always better)
So let's get crafting!
Paint your frame
Fit the fabric onto the mat.
These staples will be hidden when you add the frame on top.
CUPCAKE LINER FLOWERS
I made 2 of my 3 flowers out of cupcake liners.
Pile 3 or 4 liners on top of each other, and adhere them together.
(I used glue dots in between each layer)
Snip into the liners to create petals
Smoosh the flower base flat and open the bloom to create your flower.
It doesn't have to be perfect..
If you don't have the color you want... paint one.
I needed a much larger letter than i had in a solid color,
so i painted a patterned "B" yellow.
(note: don't throw out those egg cartons, event though they can't be recycled.
they make great paint trays!)
Use your flower punch, die cutter, or premade flowers.
I used 4 flower shapes.
I also cut strips into the petals for more fullness
Ink the edges ( i used yellow) and curl the petals up
by rolling the edges on your ben.
(i used some from the dollar store - intended for wedding favors)
fold the circles in half once,
and then again.
Cut a rounded petal shape.
Add a brad then tulle then flowers.
I also added a gem to the top of the brad.
Embellish with your crystal, vintage buttons ( i love them stacked)
I used hot glue to adhere the buttons to the frame.
Well.. that's it.
What do you guys think?
Did you learn anything new?
Will you make one for yourself?
Do you like project ideas as well as techniques, like today?
Leave a comment and let me know what you think....
I love hearing from you guys..
And don't forget about the GCD Giveaway...
you still have until April 30th to get your name in...