December 19, 2009

Easy, Fancy-Pants Frames!

I love the look of those picture frames with gemstones on them, don't you? However, clear gem stones can be pretty expensive, so I thought I'd try it out with these glass gems I found at Walmart for only $3 a bag.
I really like them! :o)


All you need are: picture frames(mine came from the $ Tree), spray paint, small glass gems, and hot glue.


Spray your frames and let dry...


Glue on your beads. I did two rows all the way around the frame on the gold and silver, and 1 row on the black. (I tried using the all purpose glue in the corner of this pic, but it ate away the paint a little bit. Hot glue works much better!)



Add some embellishments if you'd like! Bows, brooches, buttons, flowers...whatever you have lying around!



And fill them with photos!
Pretty and easy! :o)


52 comments:

  1. I just recently found your blog, and I love it! these frames are so perfect- I am going to make some and give them to my new step mom. Thank you!

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  2. beautiful! thanks for sharing such a easy craft! looks like a million bucks!

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  3. These are so cute and a cheap way to make my house looking pretty. Thank you for this great idea! The middle picture looks like a wedding photo. It looks like your husband is shorter than you. That is soooo cute! I think that demonstrates how sweet you are.

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  4. Why can't Martha Stewart hire you for her magazine? You have so much better ideas. It may be better that you don't so I get your craft ideas for free online rather than buying her magazine :o)

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  5. Those are sooo pretty! Thanks for sharing the how-to. Also, a huge thanks for featuring me on your sidebar! wowee!

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  6. I love these! I have a bunch of old frames I was going to give to Goodwill and a box of flat marbles I kept trying to figure out why I had! Now I know exactly what to do with both! Thanks! <3

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  7. Had to come back! I'm linking to you on my blog! Have to make these today and share you with others!

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  8. Beautiful! You always (and I mean ALWAYS) have such wonderful and beautiful ideas!

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  9. So pretty! I think you and your daughter should come visit for a few days and help me decorate OUR house! It needs the "Disney touch"!!!

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  10. Disney, these are awesome looking..thanx a lot for sharing...amazing coincidence, I too posted a vase made of glass pebbles..do check it out..

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  11. I have this same brooch! These turned out really well.

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  12. Oh, I'm so going to do this! I have a ton of those stones because I make glass magnets with them. I think your frames are beautiful! I love your ideas!
    Megan

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  13. Lovely idea! I love how creative you are

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  14. Wow these are really beautiful! What an excellent idea. I am going to make some as soon as Christmas crazytime is over! :o)

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  15. Gorgeous! I'm impressed as always! Love your blog!

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  16. Oh those are gorgeous! They look so expensive, if you hadn't said you made them I wouldn't have known! *haha but then what would be the point of your post?! hehe!* Thanks!!

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  17. We just acquired an ugly frame. Now we know how to fix it. Thanks.

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  18. Oh man I love these!!! I am subscribing to your blog!

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  19. Great hack, Disney! You can get those bags o' glass bubbles at the dollar store, too!

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  20. Looks fabulous! This is going to go on my project list. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  21. These turned out great! I have a bunch of these beads left over from a magnet project...this is a great way to use up the rest! Also, I don't know if you have a dollar tree store near you, but I found big bags there for just a dollar a piece!

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  22. Another fabulous idea I can't wait to try. So chic! Merry Christmas.

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  23. Love it! So elegant, and so pretty! I love using it with wedding pictures...that'd be a super cheap gift---or to use for decor at wedding festivities.

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  24. oooh, gorgeous! it adds some serious sparkle, which I love. :)

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  25. This is so perfect! I'm new to your blog and I'm in love with all of it! Thank you so much for all of the great ideas.

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  26. Yes, that was my son sewing the ruffle dish clothes...he's 6 and is ALWAYS wanting to do sewing projects...my other daughter who is 9 just finished making her own quilt, that was rather impressive too ;-)
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog ;-)

    peapodcreations.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh, my... these are incredibly rich looking! I can't wait to try this for myself. Until then, I filing this at thecraftersfilebox.com. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  28. What a great last minute gift idea!!! Thanks:)

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  29. Beautiful idea! They are so elegant. I may need to make some of my own!

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  30. Wow these are gorgeous! I did something similar a few years ago, using sea shells on a whitewashed frame... Now to find a photo of the project...
    Thanks for the great inspiration!
    Helen
    Firenze Cards

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  31. Wow! Great cheap bling! This would be a fun project to do at my daughter's 9th bday party this year! I think all the girls would like to make their own to bring home and for only a couple bucks each it sounds like a great craft.
    Just discovered your blog, but you are a fountain of inspiration already!

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  32. These frames are such a good idea. I was going to make some other frames with a totally different look and these would look delightful with them. What a great idea. Thank you so much. xo

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  33. you are so talented!!! I love every single project you make. Sometimes I wish I was able to use a sewing machine...
    merry christmas from Italy

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  34. This project was a Christmas saver as the apron project my son was going to make for his Grandma fell through when we couldn't find any frog prints that we liked and I remembered this project and he made these instead except we are calling them "stoned frames" as "fancy pants" sounded to girly.

    Here is a link to what me made (no bows or other bling, just the stones):
    http://craftsandcreationswithkathy.blogspot.com/2009/12/stoned-picture-frames.html


    Thanks again for sharing this idea!

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  35. OK Looks like i will be stopping at every post to tell you what great ideas you have, cause you do.

    these are adorable, and easy
    perfect for me

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  36. These turned out lovely! I will try this, I have all the supplies in my stash.

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  37. Ooh those are really pretty, what a great look! Thanks so much for the idea, I'll be linking.

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  38. SO pretty! I love this cheap & creative idea!

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  39. check the local craft store for these bags of flat gems in all colors. way cheaper than rhinestones, and not quite so obviously glitzy! love!

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  40. I love these frames.

    I added these stones to a mirror and posted it on my blog!

    Check it out here:

    http://ashleysthriftyliving.blogspot.com/2009/12/when-i-was-checking-out.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  41. Fabulous! Looks like they cost a fortune. Love them. I might just make some for gifts!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  42. These are sooo cute! I just posted them on my blog!

    http://diyjenellstyle.blogspot.com

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  43. I have a bunch of these little glass stones that I found at Dollar Tree. I also have a few of those small, square wooden mirrors from Ikea that I've never been too fond of. Sounds like a little spray paint, some hot glue and glass beads are the trick! Thanks for the idea!

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  44. Hey, I've done these as Christmas gifts that turned out beautifully! I've since made some for myself as well. Both my giftee and myself have had problems with the stones falling off. Has anyone else had this issue? I wonder if I didn't use enough glue or if I should use epoxy and not hot glue... Still love 'em though!

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  45. I love this idea! I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for the awesome idea!!!

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  46. I absolutley LOVE this idea. Im going to try it right now. Ive been lolking for some new frames for ages. Now i can make my own Thanks so much Disney!!!!

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  47. Linked to you from Dollar Store Crafts, Awesome use of those jewel Stones!!! Great Idea!

    Laurie @ Food is Love
    http://foodslove.blogspot.com

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  48. Awesome idea! I included it in our Dollar Store Crafts Roundup on the FaveCrafts Blog: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-diy-dollar-store/

    Let me know if you're ever interested in publishing tutorials with us! :)

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  49. I had a project at school to present a simple training. It has to be something I like to do and can be presented in 5 minutes. I searched for ideas and came across this. Thank you! This really helped me and its really really easy and pretty!

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