Monday, July 11, 2011

Picture Frames

This week has been a busy one for me with lots of projects going on. My brother and soon to be sister-in-law are getting married in a month and I am working on some fun projects for the wedding. In the mean time, I have been wanting to finish these picture frames that I have had for a couple of weeks. When Josiah had his newborn pics taken, I wanted to frame them and put them in the hall next to the girls baby pictures. I could not find a good frame at the store (for a decent price) so I decided to just make my own backgrounds and redo all the kiddos pictures for the wall. I wanted them to all match, so it is actually better this way!

I started out with these bad boys that I found at Michael's for $5 a frame. Initially I wasn't super excited about the color of the frame and seriously contemplated spray painting it, but in the end I found that it would go well in the hall.

I then picked out some paper that I liked for the background. The tricky part was knowing that I would need to make the 8x8 paper longer, so I chose a coordinating print that I knew I was going to use to make it fit.

I then got out my razor and a cutting board and started cutting the paper the correct width and length of the frame.

I then chose to sew the two papers together. I really like the look of the mixed mediums! Sorry about this crummy picture :(

This is a picture of it finished, I tried to get the zig zag stitch, but it was pretty light.

This is the finished paper with the correct size for the frame.

I then used photo corners to put the pictures in place.

This is the easiest way I think to adhere the photo corners, by placing them on opposite corners first and then putting them on the paper.

Once I had the pictures adhered I cut out some shapes on my Silhouette and put them on the paper. For Josiah, I picked an old fashioned bike!

I then put it in a frame and hung it on the wall. I was happy with how they turned out and am glad to have ones that match.

Hope all are well and I'm off to bed...

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