It is almost August and time to think about back to school! This month I was thinking ahead for Christmas giving. The two projects I completed are perfect for Christmas. The first is a $1.00 frame upcycle with great vintage elements. The second, is my first Christmas tag of the year!
The baseball love frame is a $1.00 frame that I had in my crafty stash. This project is really quick and fun. What supplies are needed? I used Mod Podge in Matte, a inexpensive photo frame, Black Twirly Twine, a 12 x 12 piece of paper from the Family Fun line, liquid adhesive, dimensional tape, and vintage embellishments.
Step 1: Adhere the paper to the frame using Mod Podge. Smooth to make sure it is well adhered and flat. Allow to dry.
Step 2: Braid Twirly Twine in the color of you choice. Start by knotting at the beginning. I pinned mine to the computer mouse pad to hold it flat while I braided. Finish with another knot.
Step 3: Adhere twine with liquid adhesive around the photo opening on the frame. Let dry.
Step 4: Embellish with vintage elements. All of my elements came from Vintage Street Market kits.
Step 5: Cut the photograph to fit the opening as desired and assemble.
The Christmas tag that I made was made using all Vintage Street Market products, with a dash of gesso, ink and stickles thrown in for good measure. The base of this tag is a Bingo Craft Card. I added a light coat of white gesso over the top, after masking the number 24 to protect it. When the gesso was dry, I used distress inks in two shades of green over the gesso. I used glitter glue to highlight the number 24 and allowed everything to dry well. The tag was then wrapped with Twirly Twine tied with a vintage button. The snowman was cut by hand from a vintage child’s book page that was in the VSM Christmas kit. He is applied with dimensional tape, as is the sentiment “for you”, which is included in the Twirly Twine packaging.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my projects. I hope you have found a little gift giving or (early) holiday inspiration!