Monday, October 8, 2012

Fabric covered frames

After taking a week off from blogging {sick kids, projects, blogging writers block} I'm back today to show you what I did get done last week!

I made these cute fabric covered picture frames from clearance frames I found at Target a few months ago.

They started off like this.

Did you see that price? $1.24 folks. I knew when I saw these I could do something with them so I grabbed the only three they had left. They sat around for awhile until I knew what I wanted to do.

I began by taking everything apart and painting the sides and front black. My daughter asked me why I painted the front if I was covering it up with fabric. Good question, some of the fabrics were thin and I didn't want to see any of the design through it, I also knew there would be places the fabric wouldn't cover.

After the paint dried I traced the frame onto my fabric.

I don't have any photos of next steps because my hands were kind of sticky and I honestly just forgot!

A tip I picked up somewhere on Pinterest was to coat the fabric in modpodge before cutting to help avoid frayed ends.
I didn't have modpodge so I used my kids Elmers white glue {kind of the same thing}. I used a paint brush and lightly put some glue around all the lines where I would be cutting.

After letting the glue dry a couple hours I cut out my fabric.

Once again I used Elmers glue and a paint brush to attach the fabric to the frames. Then I coated the front of the fabric with glue as well.

I picked up the polka dot fabric flower at Michaels last week for 40% off. So this little project was completed for around $5.00 total!

Can you guess what room I'm hanging these in?

Happy Monday!


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  1. Those frames were a great deal and you turned them into something so pretty. Can't wait to see them in your bathroom!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

    1. Thanks Lori! I know I love a good deal. How'd you guess they were going in the bathroom?

  2. Cute! I love the fabrics you used to cover the frames!

    1. Thank you so much. To save money I just used leftover fabric from other projects and it worked out great.

  3. How creative! The frames look awesome, what a great idea:)


  4. What a fantastic project! I love the fabrics that you chose for these. They look beautiful. Megan

  5. Very cute. Thanks for the tip about modpodging before you cut the fabric. I'm going to have to try this.

  6. really nice :) i might give this a try!


  7. These are really cute! I love Target clearance!

  8. What a great project! Love the fabric, too. I have a ton of frames laying around just like this....will definitely give this a try!

  9. So cute!! Love it. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  10. I've covered a lot of frames in scrapbook paper but never fabric. great idea!
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