Hard at work!
Our finished frames: (Note to self~get a closer picture of finished items...they were cute!)
I made a frame to give Brett for Father's Day. My aunt gave me a collection of old bottle caps a while back, and I thought this was the perfect use for a 'Dad's Root Beer' top.
Here are the simple steps we used:
- Paint around the edges, back, and inside rim of frame. (Allow to dry)
- Adhere paper of choice to frame with a thin layer of Mod Podge. (I used a bone-folder to get out all the wrinkles and bubbles...Allow to dry)
- Apply thin layer of Mod Podge to top of paper. (Dry again!)
- Using a heavier-duty craft glue, adhere various embellishments...in my case, bottle cap, scrabble tiles and leather ribbon. For the photo corners, I cut off the backs of ones that you lick to make sticky. I also used just a tiny bit of Mod Podge to stick them to the frame.
I love the way it turned out...I'm pretty sure it's masculine enough for Brett to display on his desk at work. *Wink!* I'll put a recent picture of Brett and Maren in the frame before I give it to him.
Do you have a group of crafty friends? Do you get together on a regular basis to make things? Do tell!
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