Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tacky Boa Dollar Tree Frames

I found these (tacky) frames at Dollar Tree and had to have them.  Only $1.   OOOHH, the possibilities.   I got them home and wondered what the heck I was thinking.   

I spiced them up a little and am pretty happy with the result.   (Now i'm wishing I had bought more!!)   First, I embossed a metal frame and glued it to the original frame.  Then I removed the insert for the picture, painted directly on it and added a Crafty Chica Loteria image to it.   Voila, i'm done.   

I only have about 6 more of these so I think my next step will be trying to make my own.  Try cutting up a boa and gluing it onto the outside edge of a regular, painted frame.  Another idea is to glue Mardi Gras beads around the edge.   Also, rather than embossing metal for the frame, decorate the frame any way you like and add a mirror instead.   OOOHHH, the possibilities!!

Let me know if you make anything using this technique.  I would love to post photos on this blog.


Kathy Cano-Murillo, The Crafty Chica said...

Now that is what I call a transformation to coolness!!!

Krissi's Stitchery said...

See? Now that's something I would just pass by and you totally rocked it!

Sacred Snatch said...

Dang girl, You got it goin on!

Aileen said...

Wow what great pieces you've created! I love what you've done especially your cards and using the boats is great ingenuity WTG!
I'm adding your blog to my blog list!
Happy Creating!