Shabby Beaded Frame
Happy Sunday, everyone!
Thank you all so much for your sweet, encouraging comments on the last post! Reading it again, I sounded a little dramatic(GAG!), and I certainly didn't mean to. Forgive me! I think we all just feel like "closing the show" now and then, right? But I totally wouldn't do that in reality. I love blogging! But it's nice to know that if I ever did, you'd miss me as much as I'd miss you! Is it weird how much I just love you guys?? :o)
Anyway! On to the crafty stuff! :o)
Yesterday I tinkered around with this beaded frame that was inspired by one I saw at someone's house once. It's funny, I used to see things like this and say "I wish I knew where to buy one!" and now I just say "I could make that in 5 seconds!".
OK, It took a bit more than 5 seconds, but not much! It's one of those wonderfully easy projects that we all love so much. :o)
If you want a slightly "shabby" look to your frame, like mine, try to find a real wood frame at a thrift store. The natural "pores" and cracks absorb the paint and give it a little bit of a distressed look.
1: Take your frame apart and give it (and your beads) a layer or two of white spray paint.
2: Then snip your beaded necklace at one end, and glue it around your frame with a strong-holding glue, trimming off the excess.
3: Once the glue is dry, give it a final coat of paint to make sure you have an even coat! Done!!
I'm so silly, when I bought my thrifted frame, I didn't notice that it was missing the glass! So I took the opportunity to make some 3-d art, using paper butterflies.
To make them, use a printed template, or cookie-cutter to trace half the butterfly, then move it over 1/4" and trace the other side. Score two lines down the middle, and make creases so the wings pop up!
Then use double-stick tape to adhere them to a white paper backing, slid into the back of the frame.
(Leave it to me to focus on the cup, rather than the frame! Silly girl.)
I'm kind of obsessed with white frames right now, so springy! I've got quite the collection! Now if I only knew what to put in them.... :o)
Also! Thanks to you, my sister was able to meet her donation goal in one day! She's still keeping her 50% off sale though, and she's also selected a new charity to donate to, so be sure to check out her shop, if you haven't already!