Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hinged Frames

This is a super easy project!
  We were again inspired by a decor store.
I feel bad copying store ideas, but I also feel bad paying high prices! :)
  Their frames had a built in arch, to make them would require power tools ( well this time anyway;) ).  We didn't feel like pulling the saws out today and so we turned to a really easy
 (and cheap)
 way to make these, plus the frames are already made. 

We used Michaels cheapo unfinished wood frames and inserted the glass from another cheap Michael's photo frame.  Hinges and decorative wood pieces came from Hobby Lobby.
This is probably the hardest part - putting on the hinges. 
 Make sure you have the hinge going the way you want to picture to tilt.  I had to unscrew a few! :)

We used a little wood glue to stick on the wood piece.
We gave it a couple coats of spray paint.
I read a post by Rene of Cottage and Vine sharing her favorite places to find free artwork.
  I found these free fern prints at one of the sites she recommended,  Vintage Printable.
Carefully pop the glass out of the second photo frame and place into hinged frames along with print cut to size.
 We used this same idea in a craft group I'm involved in to make a set of hanging frames.
This would also be easy to make with thrift store frames.
Pretty simple!

Nicole and I have been busy with tons of garden and yard work. 
There's always so much to do this time of year! 
We hope to bring you some more projects soon!


gail@My Repurposed Life said...

power tools?! I know neither of you are afraid of power tools! hahahah
the frames look great! I have some wooden frames (curbed from my sister's house) New wooden frames, that I picked up and looked at a couple of days ago, saying to myself... what am I going to do with these? They would be great for this project!
thanks for some inspiration girls!

Unknown said...

I love this idea! It looks great! Awesome!

Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

Another super duper project from the Crafty Sisters!! My grandparents had a frame like this when I was growing up that had all the grandchildren's photos in it....this project makes me nostalgic. :-)

Pieces of Dreams said...

I love this wonderful projects and your tutorial was extremely well done! Thank you so much for such an inspiring project...I bet you have a lot of people doing this by the time this weekend comes! Karen

Suzanne said...

Very cute project and the tutorial was wonderful!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

super cute idea i love it

Jennifer said...

Oh My Gosh! Thank you for the kindest words! I am enjoying your posts with ideas - I especially like things made to use in gardens! I keep wanting to post pics of my garden "Junk" and I will as soon as I get a better camera. Keep in touch and thank you again...Jennifer

Angela said...

Hi Candace,
You are so talented. I love checking out what you have been up to! I am giving you a blog award check it out at... http://secretsofasupermommy.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-award.html

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Unknown said...

Hey Fellow Crafters and DIYers...Love the idea above. Just wanted to let you know that incase you want some more cute frames but don't have the time to do it yourself, you an always stop on over and visit www.craftyframes.com. Cute Kids frames and you can order custom frames for any occassion for only $9.99. Now how's that for a crafty deal and a way to not pay retail prices for what you want? Talk to you soon. Crafty Mom :)

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