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The Witch's New Year- Oct. 31st.

November 12, 2010

A Frame to be Thankful For

A while back I picked up a picture frame for $.50 at a yard sale. Still had the original price tag of $19.99 on it & the glass sections were in great shape just a tad bit dirty.

Here it is with the back taken off of it, the glass out & the stock photos of people I don't know removed. Now I need some new Thanksgiving decorations so I thought I would start with this. I painted the frame with a white acrylic paint.
Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

I allowed the white paint to dry somewhat. Not totally cause I had an idea in my twisted head. Uh! I know! I was so proud of myself. Okay, okay after my white paint had set I began to paint over the white with a black acrylic wash. I wiped it off as soon as I did each frame section. Kinda like this. Well, actually like this.

Because the white paint was not totally, totally dry & also because I did not sand it or prime it first some tiny spots of the original frame finish showed through. That was what I was going for. Giving it a distressed effect without having to sand anything cause I still have not bought any sandpaper. I keep forgetting to get the stuff. Anyway here is how it looked when I was done with the black wash.

Unfortunately you cannot see the "distressed" parts in this picture. But they are there take my word for it. Please?  K thanks. While my frame was drying I cut out some cardboard backings for each section out of a frozen waffle box & painted them with orange tempura paint & let them dry as well.

When that was all good & dry I attached a felt sticker tree to one section. On the smallest frame I glued some popcorn kernels. On another I wrote the word Thanks with a magic marker & finally added an artificial flower that I had singed the petals on. 
Here it is. My Thanksgiving decoration #1.

I liked both shots so I added them both. Oops behind my frame is another project I am doing for my office. I am giving my old clock a face lift.

I am thankful I happened to have all this stuff on hand!

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  1. Hey, that turned out cool! That's a great assortment of goodies, and I would have never thought of the popcorn.

  2. Those turned out great. Thanks for linking to my party.

  3. Very cute! It came out super fabulous! Love it!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  4. Very nice. I like how you filled some of the frames with objects and not just pictures. It turned out so well!

  5. I love the popcorn! One of my favorite snacks and it adds a nice design element. Thanks for linking up at Theme Party Thursday. I can't wait to see what you come up with next! :)

  6. Looks awesome. I have a similar frame from Michaels, and I've been trying to think of something creative and crafty to do with it. I might try something similar for the holidays. Thanks for the idea!

  7. It turned out great! What a unique picture frame!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the Free for All party!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

  8. Love them. What a creative idea. They look wonderful. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. Now you see, I would never have thought of putting different items in each of the frames. That's what makes you creative and me a copier - which is what I'm going to do (copy) the next time I run across a picture frame set like the one you used.

  10. I love this idea!
    I know I have some frames around her somewhere!!


    I would love if you would also link it up at my little talent tuesday party at


    mucho love!