My sisters birthday was yesterday and she is getting a gift that I made... Plus a few knick-knacks.. but she has a new apartment. When I visited I noticed she had lots of photos up on the wall. Idea?? Yes!! Photo display of some sort I thought to myself.
So here is what I came up with.
|Remove the photos from the frames.|
|Prep them. I lightly sanded the wood one on the left, but the other two were metal and plastic so they were good.|
|Spray Paint (Rustoleum Heirloom White)|
Let those dry...
Got the burlap?
Ok I used the cardboard that was already on the large frame, but if glass came with yours, thats ok too! Do the same thing.
Ok.. So lay your glass or cardboard over the burlap, cut the burlap an inch bigger on each side.
Here is the fun part.. not.. well kinda..
Apply Spray adhesive to the cardboard or glass. Flip it over onto the burlap making sure its pretty even on all sides. YAY!!
|Glue the edges with a glue gun to the back of the glass or cardboard.|
|This is what it looks like done. Right side up of course!|
Check on your frames...
Ok.. Time for fun. Sand the edges for distressing, if you like.. I LIKE LIKE!!
Apply a antiquing glaze. I still have yet to pick up RL, but love this one too! Valspar Antiquing glaze. Wipe on and wipe off!
|Distressed with glaze|
Get that glue gun hot and those painted dollar frames close! Line them up how you like them and where you want them to go. I wanted my main frame vertical so I set them up to suit that look. Hot glue the corners and apply. Let dry! Quick, huh?!
|It looked a little dull by itself so I added some keys I got from Michaels for $1 each!! In the $ section up front!|
|$1.88 for 4 at Walmart in the office area.|
Hang with beautiful pictures and you are set! I am totally making an extra large one for my living room. Once I find a frame big enough! But what a great gift.. You could even include the pics in the gift!
|Could even be a cute message board. Maybe add corkboard to the back and cover with burlap! Hmm.. Idea!!|
Crafty, Scrappy, Happy (that's me).