Friday, March 5, 2010

Cheapo plastic frame turned Easter wall hanging!

I just realized I have been blogging for TWO years now!  3/3/10 was my anniversary! I may just have to do a giveaway for that!  Stay tuned!
I originally started out blogging, trying to document my kids' milestones.  It started slowly then blossomed into more of a crafting blog.  You can read one of my very first posts here
A little history on this project....At Christmastime, at work, we did a 'Silly Santa' or 'Chinese Christmas' gift exhange.  Assuming that you all know what that is but if not, here is an explanation, although there are some variations......

Here is what I got in my exchange.
One high quality plastic cheapo picture frame.
Complete with dust an inch thick on the glass.  Really.  No kidding.  Everyone laughed at me and my gift. 
BUT, I had a vision for this frame and immediately thought Easter wall hanging.  Not sure why, but I did. 
However, with it not being spray paint weather, I waited until recently to transform it.
Here is my frame mid-way through the transformation. I first spray painted the whole thing white. 
Then, I found my newest Friend, Brilliant Metals Pearl base paint by Valspar, found at Lowe's.  Sorry the picture isn't great, but it was taken at night, inside and I giddy with continuing this project.  I brushed on two coats (same night) and let it dry overnight. 
As the paint was drying, I took a peice of scrapbook paper and cut it to fit the frame size.  I found the 'Easter' letters at Hobby Lobby and simply glued them onto the paper.  I used E6000 glue for this, but only because that is what I had handy.  Someone pointed out to me they thought the 'S' was upside down, but I promise this is how it was in the package.  Could be upside down, and maybe I'll change it, but most likely not. 
Then, I added some pink rhinestones around the edge of the frame (which don't show up well), and found some sheer pink ribbon to hang it with. 

Here it is hanging on a wall in my kitchen going into the dining room.  I don't really decorate for Easter so I took it to my office at work--which I don't decorate for Easter either, but I wanted to show of my DIY high quality plastic cheapo Chinese Christmas frame. 

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The Barnett Family said...

Just found your blog....I am a fellow G.R.I.T.S....girl raised in the south!!! Love the lights hanging from behind the twin beds...too cute! Became a follower!


Susan said...

Your wall hanging turned out beautiful. Holding my hand up as GRITS!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your Easter sign is darling...and I think the s is just fine! Great job of repurposing!

Lysana said...

Cute! I love it!

And, 2 years? Really??? Wow!

Mama Byrd said...

Happy "blogday" I'm gonna have to check out that paint. The sign is cute!

Lissa @ MyThriftyTreasures said...

Isn't it amazing what a little spray paint can do? Makes such a difference! The sign is so cute.

soulsearcher said...

instead of using plastics that are nonbiodegradable and are potential harmful for the environment, the use 0f bioplast materials have been really helpful to the environment

Andy Porter said...

It looks great! Happy blog-iversary! That's exciting! Thanks so much for linking to Creative Cats this last week!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Congrats on your bloggy anniversary.

Very Very Cute--the wall hanging is adorable.

I am letting everyone know--if you haven't signed up at the new blog, you need to RE-Sign up. Google doesn't let you take your followers with you. If you have already done so --sorry for mentioning it. I am going back and forth between the old and new blog plus my old and new e-mail and I can't keep it all straight. I am hoping to have the old blog finished up (moving everything) and closed down this week.


Lianna Knight said...

Great DIY project :)

You should stop by my blog and link up to my Easter Decor Inspiration!

Embellished Bayou said...

Great job! You turned an ugly duckling into a real gem. Thanks for linking up!

Mommy of Two 24/7 said...

Just found your blog... I love this idea! I've a few frames that need to be updated, and this is perfect! :)

Follow my blog and leave a comment I'm doing a giveaway right now! :)

Kelley said...

I love it!

Lianna Knight said...

LOVE your project! Thanks for joining my Easter Decor Inspiration Party!

Please visit this post and join my Easter Front Door Decorations Party...

Happy Easter!