So with 7 days to go I finished my LAST Christmas gift today… WOOHOO:)! I am usually so last minute and find myself at Walgreen’s on Christmas Eve picking up at least 2 that I forgot but this year I finally had my act together. All of the siblings draw names for Christmas and I picked my youngest sister. Her request this year was framed pics of my kids… easy enough. But… I wanted to “shanty” it up a bit. Here is what I did…
I started by getting my supplies. I found some super shanty 4X6, 5X7, and 8X10 frames at the Dollar Tree.
And… a super cute but much in need of a makeover large frame.
I started by giving all of my pieces a few good coats of our favorite… Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Canyon Black.
While that was drying I started on the next step. I originally planned on covering the cardboard with burlap but this frame had a plastic piece rather than glass so I just decided to cover it instead. I sprayed the plastic with spray adhesive.
I then cut the extras off and left a couple inches to work with.
My hot glue gun came to town at this point. I was done in almost no time! I started by gluing my extras to the opposite side of the plastic.
When I was done it looked like this…
I then put the covered plastic back into the now black frame and it looked a bit like this…
Awww… Already soooo much better don’t you think:)!
The next step was to arrange and glue all my frames and my applique. I eyeballed them and placed them where I wanted them and then used the hot glue again to attach each frame to the burlap.
And when I was finished it looked like this…
Almost finished… My final step was to add my little clippies. I found these at Walmart at around $1 for 2… woohoo again:)
I used my hot glue again to attach a clip to the center of each frame.
Now for my favorite part… the adding of the kiddos! I printed out some b&w’s at Walmart and clipped them up. I LOVE how it turned out! I wanted to give her something that she could easily change out and maybe someday put pics of her own kids… hint, hint Leash;) I also love the mix of the burlap, metal and fancy black. It just makes me smile. Now… I must make myself give it up:) That is the hardest part! So guys… What do you think??