Christmas is 12 weeks from this coming Sunday!!! So I decided to get a jump on making some gifts!
This is my inspiration frame, I got at Hobby Lobby. It was on sale for 1/2 price so it was only $9.99.
Not bad, real wood, nice vinyl cursive initial, pretty ribbon. But I knew I could make it cheaper.
(sorry, picture will not rotate or center)
I scored a few thrift store frames for $.50 a piece. I removed the backs, and only used the glass and frame.
I spray painted them in Krylon Black Satin weeks ago, It is SO hard to find vinyl lettering in this town!! Anyone else have that problem?? I went everywhere. I was in the 'painting on fabric craft(y)' section today at Hobby Lobby and just happened upon them. Last time I was there, I spoke to the manager & hes said they didn't carry any, go figure! They were $8.89 for 2 letters and 1 Fleur de lis.
I positioned the vinyl center, then rubbed out any bubbles. I took E-6000 industrial glue from Hobby Lobby
(I chose that glue as apposed to hot glue, because it didn't set up right away). Besides, I can't stand burning my finger tips with hot glue. I only break it out when there is nothing else available.
I took some ribbon I had on hand and literally glued it to the back of the frame & let dry.
I also hit the 4 corners of the glass with it, to keep the frame in place.
I did not distress the frames as in the inspirational photo, but I may still, who knows.
These cost me $3.50 a piece, plus spray paint & ribbon. Not too bad for some cheap
thrift store frames! Also not to bad for knocking out a few Christmas gifts!!