|Z is for "Zis frame is awesome!"|
What you'll need:
|Plain black picture frame with |
- Fabric: Something I also tend to have just hanging out in my craft bin. Perhaps you have some leftover scraps from another project. Other options are bed sheet, a curtain, or even a piece of clothing you don't wear anymore. Beautiful fabric is everywhere, not just at Fabricland!
- Paper: This is for the background and your imagination is your only limit. You can use newspaper, wrapping paper, another piece of fabric. You can take a scrap of paper and doodle on it. And, since this is a picture frame, you could even use a photo. The paper I used for this project was the only thing I bought--from an inexpensive craft/gift store in Stony Plain called Kountry Korner Gifts. (Yay for shopping local!)
|Buttons and such.|
- The usual crafty suspects: Scissors, glue (I used a hot glue gun and glue dots), a few hours on a Saturday night (unless, unlike me, you have better things to do on a weekend evening).
What you'll do:
1) Use your frame as a guide and cut out a piece of fabric, making sure there's enough room around the edges to wrap it. My frame was about and inch deep, so I needed more fabric than you would for a skinnier frame.
|X marks the spot... although, which |
spot? I do not know.
3) Fold the fabric around the sides of the frame, like you're wrapping a present (you may want to think about where your folds will end up--I chose to have them on the top and bottom of the frame, but that's just me). Run some glue around the back of the frame and, pulling the fabric tight, stick it down. You can then cut away the excess fabric (remember, this is just the back, so it's okay if it looks a little messy). You'll want to make sure there won't be any fabric in the way when you go to put the frame's backing in.
3) Cut an X in the middle of your fabric. Cut it almost all the way back to the corners of the frame, but be careful not to cut too far or—once you wrap the fabric—you'll be able to see the frame peeking out. Then, pull the fabric around the inside of the frame and glue it down. Because of my thicker frame, I glued it on the inside, but with a thinner frame, you may just end up wrapping it around to the back. Again, cut off any excess fabric.
|Zs look like 2s... maybe I can regift |
this for my nephew's second birthday?
5) Put the frames backing in and finish off the front anyway you wish (note the star-shaped buttons).
6) You're done! You may now claim your prize as the cheapest—but most creative—person ever.
|Give yourself a pat on the back...|
or the ass. I won't judge.
Have any crafty ideas—baby shower related or not? Share and share alike down below in the comments!