Sunday, May 16, 2010

Revisiting the Starfish and Picture Frames

Remember my recent post about the starfish and picture frames? I wasn't going to do anything with them until after I moved, but Elijah is with his grandpa all day today so I figured I might as well get something accomplished!

So, I started by using some spray adhesive to glue some white cardstock onto the back of the $1 (yes, $1!!) frames.


Next, I measured and cut out some burlap about an inch smaller than the cutout for the frames.


I frayed the edges a little bit by pulling out 3 strands on each side then I put a little dot of hot glue in each corner so it would stay in place. I didn't glue the whole thing down because I wanted to be able to move it around since it's really hard to get burlap straight.


I really wasn't crazy about the corners...


So I came up with a solution to cover them up and add a little bit of shine.


Muuuch better! Now you can't tell the corners were missing a little sumpin' sumpin'.


Next, I just glued the starfish in place and popped them back in the frame.



I love how it looks like the starfish are dancing! This was such an easy and cheap project and didn't take long to make at all!

I'm linking up to

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


 

18 comments:

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

Those are so cute! Great idea! Thanks for leaving the sweet note.

Lisa said...

How pretty! I absolutely love all the textures!

Deb said...

Now this is my kind of art, looks great Ali!

McCarthy Designs said...

Great project, I love how your starfish frames turned out! So cute!!! xx

Stephanie Lynn said...

These turned out great! Love the frayed burlap and the starfish are adorable! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Anita said...

These look great and certainly would fit right in at my house!

Mary Ellen said...

Love your starfish pictures!! Great idea!

The Painted Home said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

This is precious! Your fittings are all so suitable for that cutie pie starfish. Very nice!

Thanks for linking it up to SNS!
FJ Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Fantastic project Ali! Love starfish!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Oh how wonderful! Love this. Simple and stunning at the same time. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Very cute! I am going to have to try this for my sun room make over later this summer.

Creative Ambitions said...

Love this Ali! I like the frayed burlap edges.

Loui♥ said...

Hi Ali..
came over from Michelle's Someday Crafts..
like your style! became a follower..
am headed to the Gulf coast of Florida on Tuesday..
will bring home sand dollars which can be framed in much the same way!
Pop over for a visit..
warmest hugs..
Loui♥

Katie said...

What a great and simple idea!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Really cute frames! I love the burlap with the starfish.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. :)

Sarah @ TheUglyDucklingHouse said...

I have an old starfish from a vacation my boyfriend and I took and haven't been able to make it work with the shadowbox I bought for it. Thanks for this idea - an easy project and one that will work wonders in my bathroom!

Samantha2818 said...

I love these! What a great idea.
So simple yet so effective.
~Sam

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