Sunday, February 19, 2012

An Elegant Frame

I'm back with another magnetic frame project.  This one is a little more elegant looking as opposed to the more whimsical ones.  I sure am having a lot of fun with those magnetic frames I found in that drawer.  I still don't know what I bought them for originally, but I'm glad I never did anything with them...they've provided me with several fun craft projects.
Once again, I gathered up some complementary colors that went along with a taupe theme I had in mind.
I had this leftover scrap of beautiful taupe wrapping paper from forever ago and this seemed like the perfect use for a small piece.  I cut it to fit inside the frame of this magnetic photo holder.  I had some taupe ribbon, a taupe button and this little metal leaf that was tied around a candle someone gave me once. (I can never throw away anything that I think I might use for a craft later!)  And, of course, I had to drag out a few sparkles.  Because I knew I would be fastening metal to plastic, I got out my E-6000 adhesive.
Now, it's just a matter of playing around with it all to see how it looks best.  I probably spent more time on the bow than anything.  I have a folder full of bow tutorials I'd clipped from various magazines over the years and I love trying different ones out.  Once I was happy with everything, I attached it all to the frame.
It's really hard to get a picture of crafts with shiny surfaces.  If anyone knows a trick to it, I'm happy to hear it!  I put a  wallet size picture of one of my grandsons in just so you could see what it looks like with a photo in it.

 I was really happy with how elegant a $1.00 photo frame could turn out using just stuff I already had in my craft room.  I hope you like it too.
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  1. Hello Danni!

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop!
    Wishing you well on your bloggy adventures.
    I've been following you :) Cheers, friend.


  2. Hi Danni
    Your frame is such a great idea! So nice to find you via the Blog Hop! I saw that you have a big family - my husband comes from a family of 6 sisters (and he's the ONE brother) as well!

  3. Hi I am a new follower hopping from The 36th ave. I hope you follow me too.

  4. following you from GFC
    now follow back me with GFC too

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  5. So cute and much better than just the plastic frame!

  6. Thank you for the tut! Very cute frame!

  7. Ah-ha! I see you can make won-der-ful things :) Thank you for your sweet comment on my umbrella gift box. I love your clever work and I'm following back!

  8. Love the frame! I am your newest Linky Follower and hope you can follow me back. I would love for you to link up at my brand new party, Toot Your Horn Tuesday. I hope to see you there :)

    1. Hi,
      I am a new GFC follower. I found you on a blog hop. I would love for you to stop by my site and follow me as well. Also check out our giveaway for a $170 Technogel Pillow if you are interested. Thanks

  9. Thanks for hosting. I'm new follower on Linky. I'd love if you follow me back :D

    Witha @

  10. Thanks for popping by to Morestylethancash and commenting on my ribbon bracelet! I found if I am photographing something shiny if I place a piece of dark board in front of it (I use dark blue Bristol Board) then it reflects the board and it is a bit easier to photograph. It can be awkward though but you can give it a try!

  11. Cute frame and great party! I'm a following on Linky.

  12. That is a good question on the shiny photo. I don't know, but Etsy has tons of photography tips. You might be able to find something there.
    Nice to find you on grow your blog!...
    Teaming together for blog performance!

  13. Grandbabies Rock! I have been blog hopping on the Grow you Blog Hop for two days and I am loving it. I have met so many amazing and talented people. I am following you and would love a follow back.

    My Turn (for us)

    Thanks, I enjoyed the visit.

  14. Great picture and frame, so pretty. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

  15. This is soo sweet, simple and beautiful! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

  16. You creative people! So lovely. I just became a follower via Linky! Hope you'll stop in sometime.

  17. I just featured this project on my blog!! You can check it out HERE!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Lisa's Craft Blog

  18. Now that I figured out how to comment, I'll tell you that I loved this frame too. Very cute!