Spring Origami Frame

A tutorial on how to transform a craft frame into a decorative door piece featuring origami.

In an effort to clean out my craft drawers and use everything I have before I dare buy more, I’ve been up-cycling craft frames that were originally used as table numbers at my wedding from 5 years ago. I’ve been trying to transform each of them into something completely different.

This week, I had a eureka moment with the inspiration of cherry blossoms blooming outside and the long bland walk to my apartment door in the dull hallway. This hallway needs more color! So I crafted a bright springy kawaii “welcome” sign for our door using Hello Kitty origami paper!

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DIY “Letters From Grandma” Frame

This post features a DIY tutorial on how to display hand written letters as an up-cycled art form to memorialize loved ones.

I haven’t been able to nail down the best way to begin this post. It’s hard, because a flood of memories are making it impossible to nail down just a couple paragraphs on why I created a frame fit for my beautiful Grandma Barbara. She was my favorite. She kept in touch with me by phone and letters my entire life because we never lived remotely near each other. She was someone I had been sharing secrets with for 30+ years.

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DIY Googly Eye Frame

Turn a basic craft frame into a fun “look at what I made” display frame, full of googly eyes!

Has your kid been scribbling up some dope pop art pieces? Has your fridge become the latest art gallery, overtaken with a collection curated under alphabet magnets? Then you may need a fun new way to show off your kids latest “look what I made” masterpiece. Presenting, the googly eye frame!

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DIY “Up” Balloon Frame

This post features an easy way to decorate a frame inspired by the animated movie “Up.”

Confession. I’ve been holding onto a set of 10 craft store frames I decorated for my wedding as table numbers. Each one held an image of one of our favorite albums, and I had used chalkboard paint and chalk to decorate each frame. (Note, chalkboard paint doesn’t work as designed on wood frames.) That was over 5 years ago, and I had every intention of reusing them to display new images.

So this is the year that happens! And I’m going to track that in posts throughout 2019 on how to transform bare craft store frames into something fun, cool, unique, and giftable. My resolution for the year is to use all my craft supplies before buying any more. After all “make it work with what you got!”

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Fun Frame-able Ideas to Art Up a Kids Room

This post shares some quick and easy DIY art hacks to decorate any room.

Shortly after my daughter’s first birthday, we ended up moving to a small apartment, and with that came the loss of our beloved art nursery. That move inspired the metamorphosis of a nursery to a toddler room. But with the smaller space and the restriction of changing the paint color and limited holes in the wall, a new challenge of how to decorate was initiated. It’s still a work in progress, and definitely a “make it work with what you’ve got” situation. Continue reading “Fun Frame-able Ideas to Art Up a Kids Room”

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