This week I could not find a single hair bow for the girls when we were headed out to meet family for dinner, and we seriously have about 20. To be fair, I have the same exact problem with hair ties and bobby pins, so I really shouldn’t be surprised.
If there is one thing I’m better at than procrastinating, it is upcycling! I love crafting but I do not like spending money so I have been known to get really creative with things we have lying around the house!
Total paid for project: $1.00
Materials used: Framed print, ribbon, hot glue gun, paint, and coordinating embellishments
Completely take apart the framed print. You only want the frame itself. This will probably take some time and cleaning up. I had to rip off the paperback before reaching the interior and removing the rest! Paint the frame any color you like! I chose a purple chalk paint! I love how low maintenance chalk paint is and use it for a majority of my projects, like this toy shelf! For best results, paint a layer or two of white before your chosen color, it really helps the color to show the best!
You can really make the design anything you want it to be or what suits your needs the best! I needed a place for bows and necklaces to keep them put away and untangled. Using a hot glue gun, I attached two ribbons to the back to store our clip-on hair bows. Then I pushed thumbtacks into the frame as a place to hang the girls’ costume jewelry.
I had wooden flowers that matched the color scheme and shabby chic theme perfectly (lower left corner). *Used hot glue gun to attach them to frame! The purple sign is actually a recycled Christmas countdown sign from the dollar section in Target! I found it recently in a bin and decided it could use some love! Used chalk paint on this too to match the frame! Took one coat of white and one coat of purple chalk paint!
These framed prints are one of my FAVORITE garage sale finds! I almost never actually use the print and glass, but there are so many fun things you can do with the frame! Next week I am writing up all my favorite garage sale finds for crafters and what you can do with them!
What do YOU “upcycle”?