The Craft Stash Challenge!
My project is getting a painting I made in the early 2000's while in high school framed.
I usually have it on a shelf because I really like it and can't believe I actually painted it! But I found it stored in my hope chest just sitting there. My walls are pretty bare already and I have been looking for inexpensive ways to fill them so this was perfect. Here is what I had to work with:
An old, crappy picture frame
My painting, some wide, ribbed ribbon, scissors and my Amazing Goop Glue
Using these items here is what I did:
I started by breaking the sticks to the width of the frame. Then I tied a bow around the center of the first set.
I broke the sticks for the top and bottom first, then the sides.
Using my Amazing Goop and a spare stick, I glued the sticks to the right side first, one stick at a time and gluing them together where necessary to get them to stay.
I glued the left side next in the same way.
Then I glued the bottom, then the top and got this! I really like how it turned out!
I added the glass, then the painting then attached the back and voila! This is the finished product. It looks SO much better than just a painting on a shelf. And it fills some empty wall space! The frame was so simple and cheap to make and is unique in the fact that I made it! I have a lots of browns and greens in my living room and this matches perfectly with the look.
It is really amazing what you can do with a little imagination and things lying around your home. What could you make without buying anything?
You have GOT to see what Suzie over at The Homemaker-Mom made! She has simply stunning ideas for anyone! Check out here amazing post here: Crafting What I have On Hand Challenge