Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Countdown to Christmas Craft

A few months ago we redecorated our living room. That left with me with a ton of old and really dusty black frames that had previously been on the walls of our living room. I didn't throw them away because I knew at some point I would find a good use for them. This week I'm going to share three uses for old and really dusty picture frames with you!

Recycled Picture Frame Craft #1
Countdown to Christmas
{Just in case there was any confusion, the SUPER cute printable that I used for this craft was designed by Sarah at Life Sweet Life. I simply printed it out and mod podged it!}

Supplies:
glass insert from picture frame
mod podge
Christmas printable {I found mine HERE}
ribbon
black paper
Coat one side of the glass with mod podge.
Lay your printable, print side down and coat the backside of it with a layer of mod podge. I also added a few strips of black paper because my printable wasn't the exact same size as my glass. Make sure to smooth your paper while the mod podge is drying to prevent any bubbles in the paper from forming.
After the mod podge has dried, use your hot glue gun and attach some black ribbon to the back to make a hanger.
If you are giving this for a gift, cover the back with a piece of black paper just to make it look more finished...if you are keeping this craft for yourself, this step isn't really necessary:)
And now you have a SUPER cute Countdown to Christmas that was basically FREE! This would make a really cute neighbor or teacher gift with a pack of dry erase markers!

Make sure to hop over to Sarah's cute blog and tell her thanks for sharing such a fun and original Christmas printable!

**Check back on Thursday for the first of two of my crafts using the empty frames this glass came from:)


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19 comments:

Ambrosia said...

I am making this TODAY!!! As in, as soon as I get back from dropping the kids off at school! Thanks for the great idea. I'll let ya know when I get it posted.

Carrie said...

I love that! I have LOTS of dusty old frames in our basement! Maybe I could squeeze in a craft between feedings! ;) GREAT idea!

Hope you're feeling better too...and LOVE the bunk beds! :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Cute!! Love the neat little embellishment where you write in the number of days. :)

Kelli said...

That would be a great gift. How resourceful to use what you already have on hand. No dust can stop your creativity :)

Ambrosia said...

My post is up - http://fortheluvofboys.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-countdown-craft.html Thanks again for sharing. Can't wait to see what you do with those empty frames!

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

Dang it! Now I'm hooked. I've gotta know what you did with the other picture frames. My blog is all about recycling/using what I already have so this post was a natural winner to me. Thanks for the fabulous idea!

Kmama said...

That is really, really cute. But I have a question...I'm assuming your glass insert wasn't sharp?? I've cut myself on some of the glass panes before.

kristy.lynn said...

how cute!

Nichol said...

I love this, and it's easy. I have so many frames collecting dust as well lol. Great gift idea!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

what a great way to reuse your frames. It turned out really cute!

Angie said...

I saw this craft on another blog and had every intention of doing it, but haven't had the time. I need to do it for sure for next year.

Cute cute!

Myya said...

Fun idea!!!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

I'm glad you were able to use the printable I designed. I love what you did with it - looks great!

Alicia said...

You are so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Omgosh I love it. Seriously this is so adorable. I want one. Pretty please.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

So cute...and simple to make! LOVE IT!

Jana said...

Cute!

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Mod Podge Amy said...

That is VERY cute!

Leslie said...

Super cute idea and so easy too! Great job!

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