We love a good ol’ up-cycled project like this one from CCB Crew Member Marie Nicole. She completely transformed an old vintage thrift frame and turned it into a beautiful photo showpiece. To create this photo display Marie used an old frame, some Tattered Angels Decor and Diy Paint, Canvas Corp Papers, hardware and some creativity.
A walk through almost any thrift store or garage sale and you will find old beat up frames looking to be up-cycled and brought back to life again. Just gather some supplies and start creating!!!!
The stained jacobean clothespins add a found, vintage touch and are available in 3 sizes from Canvas Corp.
A few years back my husband and I went to an old vintage sale where I found these beat up old frames and bought 2 for about $1. Recently, I painted them to match my craft room decor. I have one that my husband re-purposed into a shelf for me, and this one that I am sharing with you I turned into a fun photo display. -Marie
Other; Floral wire, nails, chipboard letters, brads
Tools: Paintbrushes, Hammer; Glue; Tape runner adhesive; Heat Tool (optional)
Step 1 – If you have an old frame, go ahead and paint it the color you want it to be. I used some paint that coordinates with my craft room since that is where I will be displaying this project. After my frame was painted and dry, I flipped it over and hammered nails into the sides of the frame. I put three nails on each side, so six in total, and then wrapped some floral wire around the wires. I decided not to use string because I knew I would be hanging a lot of weight on this and didn’t want it to sag too much.
Step 2 – Take your paper and cut them into flag or banner shapes. For my flags, I used the Fleur de Lis paper and cut them into 3×3 squares. I then just cut the bottoms into that flag shape. I hung them on the wire with clothespins to see how well they would space. I found that three fit well on my frame. You may want to do a little math to make sure your flags fit to your liking in whatever frame you are using.
Step 3- After I had all my flags cut out, I laid them all down on my craft area so I could start to arrange my embellishments. I am a visual crafter, so I need to see where everything goes before I adhere it down. I printed out three wallet-sized black and white photos to add to my flags.
Canvas Corp Tags and Paper are all printed on recycled paper with a matte finish so they are easy to write on.
Step 4- I took some chipboard letters that I had in my stash and painted them with Tattered Angels’ DIY paint. This color I’m using is Chamois. Its a subtle yellow and it’s just gorgeous! I also cut out some of the tags from the Red and Ivory French Sayings paper. I used a black marker to go around the edges to hide some of my fussy-cutting imperfections.
Lace is such a great touch these days and softens the papers with a handmade look. You can find a selection from 7gypsies, gab some pieces from your local fabric store or maybe you have a stash of your mom’s or grandmother’s lace that is ready to become part of your next project.
Step 5 – Next, I took some 7gypsies lace trimmings and adhered them down, ruffling them as I went. After I had them ruffled the way I wanted, I added a coordinating yellow brad.
Step 6 – Once I was satisfied with the way things were laid out, all that was left to do was clip them to the wire using some CCB Jacobean mini clothespins!
Step 7 – I just love having this unique way to display photos hanging up in my craft room. These photos are from when my son was just a few days old and they are so special to me. I plan to write some personal notes on some tags and add them to the banners, as well. It’s almost like a scrapbook page on display! I also love that it could be so easy to switch out the photos or tweak the look if I ever get the mood to.
This was such a great project, we can’t wait to create one of our own! Perfect for a craft room, nursery, baby shower or wedding shower gift or maybe a fun project to do with your girlfriends one evening. Canvas Corp offers a wide range of papers to match you home style and Tattered Angels Paints can be put into just the right color palette to become a show piece in the room. Simple makeover ideas like this transform the room into a personal space that represents you and helps define our personal style.
For more of Marie’s works visit her blog; Marie Nicole or her Instagram! You can also visit with our other CCB Crew Members on our blog and social media sites!