Yard Sale Frames


Today I am sharing a fun little papercrafting project I started last week as part of 30 Days of Creativity. I bought some frames at a yard sale earlier this summer and finally got around to washing them off. I spray painted them black and then started decorating the insides. Here's the result:

Then I added paper to Chipboard to insert into the opening in each frame.


I added foam tape between layers of chipboard to make them thicker so I could tape the insert in place on the back of the frame. I could have used cardboard instead too.


And here is the final result, in my daughter Katie's room:




At some point I think I might add some ribbon roses or those rolled felt flowers but for now, I am happy with these simple graphic frames. The paper is Teresa Collins' Chic Bebe Girl Line, leftover from the Divaliscious albums kits I had sold in my etsy shop earlier this year. The K was cut with my Silhouette from SEI suede paper–I love the rich black it is!

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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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3 thoughts on “Yard Sale Frames

  1. Wow Jennifer, love what you have done with the frames, they are stunning! I don’t think they need anything else, they look superb!

    Posted on September 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm
  2. too cute! I am always on the look out for frames at yard sales and thrift stores! they are just so fun and full of possibilities!

    Posted on September 15, 2010 at 6:06 pm
  3. Love them!

    Posted on September 16, 2010 at 10:44 pm