Quick, Fun, Inexpensive DIY Picture Frame Project!

The creative bug bit me this weekend not to mention a bunch of mosquitos! But, I loved working on this DIY Picture Frame Project. I’ve had this picture for at least 15 years. I can’t even remember how it ended up in my hands, but it was time to lay it to rest. However, the frame still had a life so I decided to rehab it with a little paint, some twine, and a few of my favorite black/white photos to give it a new look. I love it! Here’s how it went down.

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There’s the pic, so you get where I’m coming from? So here’s what you need:

  • An old frame
  • Twine
  • Spray Paint- I bought this white flat paint from Michaels for about $6.00
  • I was going to use shells for a summer theme but decided to use pictures, but I realized this later!
  • A piece of cardboard to put under the frame.

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Remove the picture and make sure you clean off the frame to prep it for the paint. I suggest painting outside and putting the frame on top of an old piece of cardboard.

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Now the fun part! Start spray painting! Most likely you will need a couple of coats depending on the size. I didn’t sand it down, but you can add that step before adding paint. It take about 10 minutes to dry, but I let it dry for about 30 minutes and reapplied a second coat and let it dry for another 30 minutes.

Then I added the twine. I simply used push pin tacks in the back and tied the twine around the head of the push pin and hammered it gently in.

I used some small black clothes clips and added old black and white photos I had of my grandparents. I was going to add the shells, but decided not to last minute. You can always switch it up and add emblems on the side.

Check out the Finished Product!

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Pretty DIY Vases for the Spring!

I’m a flower loving kind of girl! I love that I have some beautiful blooms right outside my door, so I’m trying to take advantage of them every chance I get. I also have an obsession with mason jars so I combined my love of flowers and mason jars and created what I think are some sweet vases. Take a look!

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First I picked some of the flowers in my yard and put them in my dollar store flower basket

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I used really basic materials like burlap, clothespins, buttons, mason and milk jars all of which I already had available

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I cut a piece of burlap and hot glued it to the glass and added a cute butterfly button

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On this jar I just tied some burlap around the top added a button and the word, ‘living’ …so simple!

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These are so simple to make. You can get a bunch of the milk jars and put them in a line down a table or put the mason jar vases all over the house to add a little pretty! 

Listen to Squanto: A Thanksgiving Story on Focus on the Family!

I’m doing crafts with Anya, while we’re waiting for the dinner to cook, and having fun listening to Squanto a Thanksgiving Story on Focus on the Family. This is a great way to get into the Thanksgiving spirit!

Listen to Part I  and to Part II

Good old fashion Thanksgiving crafting!

Good old fashion Thanksgiving crafting!