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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21 comments:

  1. Hello Danni!

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

    Kelly
    www.livelaughrowe.com

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  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!

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

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  4. following you from GFC
    now follow back me with GFC too
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    I am hosting a biggest Giveaway ever:
    International Giveaway: Win Rimmel London "3 Goodie Bags Worth 400 AED(100US$)"

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

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

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  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!

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  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 :)

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

    Thanks
    Witha @ http://withapinkie.blogspot.com/

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  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!

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

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  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!...
    Courtney

    http://club-content.com/discount-page/
    Teaming together for blog performance!

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  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)

    http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com/


    Thanks, I enjoyed the visit.

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

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  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!

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

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

    Thanks for sharing!!

    ~Lisa
    Lisa's Craft Blog

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

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