Monday, October 5, 2015

Craft Project: DIY Coastal Beach Photo Frames

Several weeks ago I came across a clearance sale at The Christmas Tree Shop and picked up 5 of these very nice wooden photo frames. Each frame is made out of wood, has a glass front and will hold one 5" by 7" photograph. They have a sawtooth hanger and an easel on the they can sit on a desk or be hung up onto the wall.

These picture frames were on final clearance for $1.99 because each of them had tiny little blue paint or ink marks on the white painted areas of the wood on the front. They were barely noticeable! I snagged all 5 picture frames that they had left.

I brought them home and used one of my White Chalk Ink Markers and touched them up. My chalk ink marker was the perfect shade and now you can NOT tell that those "blue marks" were even there! Yay! Took me less than 5 minutes to fix all five frames!

Next...I purchased a bag of realistic ceramic starfish that came 5 in the bag on clearance at A.C. Moore's for $2.99 for that entire bag. I knew I would eventually find a use for them and I did! I simply used some of my Aleene's Tacky Glue (white but dries clear) and glued one ceramic starfish onto the bottom corner of each photograph frame. I left them dry overnight.

Our family took a big family vacation down to the Jersey Shore back in June and I took a lot of photos of the family on the beach. I printed off some of my favorite photos and will be placing them inside the coastal & beach themed photo frames & giving them as Christmas gifts this year.

Total cost per frame: $2.75 each (including tax). Wow...they look beautiful and certainly were affordable! Gotta love that!

When you see bargains on nice picture frames...pick them up! You can easily decorate those frames in a wide variety of different home decor styles for pennies on the dollar. You can get a really unique and customized look.

1 comment:

jopb said...

You certainly got a great bargain with these frames and after you fixed the one shown it looks beautiful. It also fits in perfectly with your coastal theme.

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