Nature Twig Frame
For the nature lover on your list.
I found this cute idea over at the Little Red Roost.
When I saw hers I knew it would make a cute gift for a bird loving country gal friend of mine.
I left the top a little more twiggy and uneven for added interest.
Here is the $1 flat frame I picked up at the Goodwill:
I sprayed the frame with Heirloom White.
Then I gathered some twigs from a downed tree.
Get a REALLY good
belly laugh giggle! Because my teen daughter thought this was a FUNNY picture to sneak and snap of me. Yes that IS my wide load all up in the air! I'm wearing my LUCKY brand jeans found at a consignment shop last year for $20 and I knew you'd want to see them. Great stitching right? She never dreamed I would post it. Hey, butt we can all poke fun at ourselves every now and then right?
She also took this photo. It's straight from camera to here with no touch ups.
Now that you have spewed your morning coffee on the screen with laughter
Back to the rest of the story...
Hot glue gun, twigs, frame...
Make a huge glue mess in the living room floor while breaking twigs apart for frame.
Just keep layering them til you like it.
I saw a cool idea this week somewhere (sorry can't remember where!) using ribbon inside the frame to 'mat' the photo. I had this ribbon saved from dishtowels I picked up at TJ Maxx and just glued it directly inside the frame.
Then I printed off a free print from over at The Graphics Fairy. She has TONS of beautiful vintage prints!
Waited on everything to dry then popped my photo in the frame.
For less than $2 (figuring in paint and glue sticks, that I had on hand) I have a unique, one of a kind gift!
I also think it would make a neat 'manly' gift with a different photo.
The kids can even join in making this one!
I will be linking in to the following blog parties:
Just a Girl is having a huge homemade gift idea "I can Make That" party. I will be
stalking browsing blogs for even MORE homemade goodies.
For makeover ideas on just about anything, check out Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.
On Thursdays, check out A Handmade Christmas link party for even more crafty ideas with http://proverbs31living.blogspot.com/.