Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I've Been Framed

Okay, so maybe my title is a little bit corny, but this project is not. I happened to find this frame at a local Dollar Tree store, and immediately, I thought of all the interest in printer trays and that I could probably do something similar with this. I bought a few and headed home to see what I could create.
This tray was done very simply, just so I could see what things could be used inside of the glass. I used regular pattern paper, layered them with stickers, and added chipboard pieces.

It was thick enough to hold chipboard shapes without giving me any trouble to put the backing back on. The backing itself contains two different hangers and an easel for easy display options.
They only come in black, but with the many colors of Fusion spray paint, I was able to paint this one white for use in a Christmas one I am hoping to get to this week.


Using this collection from Teresa Collins. I plan on leaving the glass off of this one so that I can load it with thicker goodies, such as my holiday yo-yos and those popular paper rosettes.


They were, of course, only a dollar. And at this price, I plan on making them for all of the holidays, just so I can have something to put on my bookshelf. I might even make a few for gifts. How cute would this be with school themed products and the teacher's name in the small space at the bottom?

13 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is awesome! might have to hit the dollar store this weekend! tfs!!!!

Julia said...

Your project is awesome! I can't wait to see the finished Christmas project!!

Becky said...

Dani this is fantastic! I'm going to check out my Dollar Tree! Awesome job!!!

Lauren said...

How cute! And WAAAAAY cheaper then my 7 gypsies verison!

Arlene said...

This is awesome! Love, love love this project...you did an amazing job.

Pamela said...

Looks great! :)

Mary Jo said...

Great idea!!!
I really like that you sprayed one white to use for Christmas.

Jingle said...

This is so fabulous! I love it!

ScrappnBee said...

What a total find! And total props to you for being able to see outside the box and that it could be used in so many ways! Woo Hoo! Thanks for sharing! Good luck with the holiday gifts!!! -Amanda

Ursula Schneider said...

what a wonderful idea and the one you've completed looks fantastic

Tracy said...

What a great find. Looks great.
I want a Dollar Tree :(
Seeing your Christmas paper makes me want to Christmas create now

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Fantastic find - I will have to look for some, too. Looks great!

Christina said...

This is a great idea-I'll have to check my local dollar store. What a fabulous idea for teacher gifts!!