Got Gifts? Idea #3

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/.

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

24 comments:

  1. hOW SWEET and adorable. I just love bird nests, and in decor too. w/ CUTE BIRDIES AND SUCH. VERY COTTGE, SHABBY CHIC.

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  2. A very fun idea. (ps. Tell your daughter-"Way to go, girl"

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  3. Hahaha....I had to laugh...I love that picture!! How funny your daughter thought of your blog and took the picture! Now that blogging is such a big part of our lives...we have to appreciate family members who want to "HELP OUT" so to speak~big smile!!!!
    Great post.
    Blessings,
    Debbie
    come by for a visit if you get time!

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  4. You are one brave lady with a sense of humor. Heck, if my rear end looked as good as yours, I'd post it, too! (Actually, my rear's not so bad, it's my thunder thighs...) Your friends will be fighting over who's going to get that picture! Well done!

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  5. Love this! Especially since my yard is usually full of twigs once the winter winds get blowing.

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  6. I've got TONS of sticks I can use. Guess what I'm doing later? :)

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  7. I think you just gave me my 'handmade Christmas' items :) It'll be great for aunts and uncles with photos of their childhood home in them. Thanks so much for posting!

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  8. Funny picture! we all need to be able to laugh at ourselves sometimes!!! BTW, please stop by my blog when you get a chance...Your mailbox will be getting a lot of love soon!!!

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  9. so darned cute, I love the rustic picture in that wonderful frame, the twig idea is cool, thanks

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  10. LOVE it. What a great idea. This is just such a great idea. Hugs, Marty

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  11. I love it, and the nest picture is perfect in the frame

    Teen daughters are like that aren't they? ;)
    Dena
    sweetpicklesandchocolate

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  12. I love it, and the nest picture is perfect in the frame

    Teen daughters are like that aren't they? ;)
    Dena
    sweetpicklesandchocolate

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  13. Funny post! Hey...this is a craft even I can do! LOL! Love that frame!

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  14. Great frame! how neat is that?

    And snazzy new button too! Looking good around here!

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  15. Very nice and I could see it in a Shabby Chic home too with the sweet little nest photo inside.

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  16. I love that picture and frame! I'm a bird and nest lover anyway. Too cute!

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  17. That turned out darling. Great craft, you should show that on HGTV Share your Craft.
    Linda Q

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  18. Very sweet frame. I love the project and all of the great photos - looks like you guys had a fun time!

    Chelsea

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  19. Enjoyed the post. Love the picture frame.

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  20. I love the natural/rustic look. That turned out really sweet!
    Thanks for linking it up to A Handmade Christmas!

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  21. Sherri - I thought that I commented on this - but I guess I didn't and I'm sorry - because it's GORGEOUS and OH SO INSPIRING! This would look PERFECT with my twig and green themed living room christmas stuff ... I might just have to copy this ... if I can manage it. You always make things look easier than they really are! :) Check the blog - cause I think you're gonna see this there come December! ;) Well - one similar anyway!!!

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  22. I just love, love, love the frame. And you have a butt to be proud of. I wish my wide load looked that good.

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  23. Great project and blog! I'm a follower now!
    hugs,
    Leslie

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  24. This is one of my most favorite ideas EVER! Simple with a BIG BANG!
    Adorable~

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