I have a quick project to share with you today that features a quick and easy holiday photo frame. I purchased the frame on the clearance aisle at my local Hobby Lobby store. If you have followed me for a while, you know I love the home decor clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby. This frame was a painted wood frame that had some wood shapes glued to the front. It was a beat up and pretty ugly. I bought it for only $2.00.
I have a video here on my blog that shows how I re-cover my frames. The video is from 2010 and was the first video I ever made (eek) but the technique is still the same. I mention in the video that I use Therm O Web’s Mounting Adhesive Sheets as my adhesive. They have replaced those sheets in their product line with iCraft Sheets which work the same way.
The pattern paper that I recovered my frame with is from the Tim Holtz Seasons Past collection. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges of the frame and on all elements.
To embellish the frame I layered sheer white ribbon with Tim Holtz Crinkle ribbon and wrapped the layered ribbon around the frame. I tied the ribbon in a bow on the front of the frame. I tied a die cut tag cut from pattern paper from the ribbon using white Paper String. I unraveled the ends of the Paper String and arranged the ends so they mixed into the bow.
I embellished the tag with a Christmas Adornment. I colored the Adornment with Copic Markers. After coloring, I stamped over the colored Adornment with clear embossing ink. I added clear embossing powder to the ink. I heated the powder to melt it. The embossing powder gave the Adornment and glossy shine and sealed the marker ink to the piece. Below the Adornment I added two Chit Chat stickers. I inked the stickers before adhering them and added machine stitching through the ends. I added adhesive foam squares to the back of the tag to make it stand out from the surface of the frame. The tag die also cuts a reinforcer for the tag hole. I cut one using manila cardstock that I colored with Aged Mahogany Distress Stain.
Below the photo opening I added the phrase “Merry Christmas” using Alpha Tiles. Before adhering the tiles I sanded and inked the edges of each one.
This project is so simple and quick to create. I think it is really a sweet addition to any holiday decor or perfect for gift giving.