Sunday, December 11, 2011

You've been framed! Fabric Frame Gift.

Happy Day to you all!!!

I hope you are having a rocking good weekend and enjoying your holiday shopping so far!

I love making gifts for the holidays.  Each year I try to make them unique to the people I am making them for to boot!  No mass production in the Rock Girl Craft Room....but I really do I love making things that "fit" whether it is to match a person's home decor, hobbies, collections or personality.

With this project I promise whoever you make this for will love it!  The bonus is that this project will  not hurt your bank account and it takes about 5 minutes to make..(so maybe you can make your craft room into a production line after all!) Either way this project will be quick and easy  and promises to deliver huge impact!  BAM!!!!BAM!!!!BAM!!!!BAM!!!!

I get frames for gifts, heck, I buy frames at the dolllar store for future projects.....frames are just something I have hanging around my house by the hundreds it seems!  You can pick frames at the dollar store, Good Will, and Salvation Army for about a $1.00 (bad pun intended)

This fabric frame has so many possible ways to be used:
  • a mini desk display
  • earring storage
  • pin cushion...which is what I created. 

COST:   Super Value Plus! $2.50
MATERIALS: scrap material 6.5 x 4.5, batting, a frame (the one shown is 4x6), and hot glue gun.  If you do not have left over fabric scraps, you can get little fat quarters from Joann's and Hobby Lobby on the cheap too!

Let's get creative!

  • First thing is get your hot glue gun warmed up.
  • Take the frame a part and get rid of the plastic or glass frame. (remember to recycle!)

  • Depending on how thick you want your cushion cut the piece(s) 6 x 4.  I cut 2 strips of batting and it proved my with the cushion I was looking for.

  • Cut  a piece of fabric 6.5 x 4.5  ( I used the card board insert as my guide.)

  • Next get your hot gun out and adhere the batting to the back of the cardboard frame. Since I used 2 pieces of batting,  I gunned one strip on top of the other.

  • Take your fabric and place it down on the frame as if it was a picture.  Attach the back of the frame on.  (I used a larger piece of fabric in this picture above so you can see what I was doing)  If you have any fabric sticking out be sure to trim it for a nice clean look.

Ta Da!  So easy!


Tell me some other things this fabric frame can be used for...and you could win some holiday twine! Winner will be selected at random on December 13th!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely frame. I love how you get things and recycle it and make it custom to the people you are making them for. I think I'll make one for my hubby, and leave romantic messages for him in our room.
    Thanks for the fun idea.

    Smiles Sher