Monday, June 14, 2010

Floating Frame

What's that you say? You want more vinyl? Ok, another vinyl project coming your way!

Remember the cheap frame I got to make this chalkboard? It was only 2.99, so I picked up two of them. Hmmmm...maybe I should have gotten more, but in the interest of saving myself things to pack, I stopped at two.

I took apart the frame, glass, matting and all - and painted the frame out in black craft paint, then distressed it just a tad. I covered it with a clear satin coat on top to give it some extra durability and shine.

Once dry, I put the glass back in the frame, but not the matting or the backing. I also added a dab of hot glue in each of the corners for added stability. You also have to make sure you push those little clips really tight against the glass so it doesn't have much room to move.

I had recently purchased a bag of 2 small wreaths for $3 at Value Village. I took one of them (don't know what kind of wreath it's called), and some black grosgrain ribbon that I had lying around. After measuring out the ribbon, I hot glued it to both the frame and the wreath, so that the wreath hung down over the glass. Here my project stopped. UNTIL I GOT MORE VINYL!!! YAY!

I drafted up the word 'home' in SCAL, and even added a little flourish that I put in the middle of the 'O' in 'home'. Cut it out, put transfer tape on it, applied it to the frame and voila!! I am just in LOVE with it, and can't wait to hang it in our new house!! Total cost for this project? $3 for the frame and $1.50 for the wreath = $4.50! Everything else I had lying around. SCORE!

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  1. Very nice! I like how you put something in the O to spice it up a bit. I've read how excited you are to use your new vinyl. Do you know where the best (cheapest) place to buy vinyl is? Can't wait to see more inspiring vinyl projects!

  2. This is SO pretty! I love the HOME text with the image in the O and how the letters loop together on the bottom. Can you tell I'm a graphic designer?? LOL!

  3. I love this! I'm now a follower. Off to check out the rest of your blog.

  4. Love love love it! Very classic and pretty decor project :)
    (Now following your blog too by the way)


  5. This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

  6. Thanks everyone! Such a super easy project, too! Easy on the eyes, the skills and the pocketbook. :)

    @Happy Mommy - prior to this bunch of vinyl, I just got the regular cricut vinyl from Wal-Mart...cheaper than Michael's or what have you, but still....

    So I looked on EBay and found a seller - I got 10 rolls of 6"x48" (so I could get 4 6x12 mats out of that) vinyl. So that's like 40 x12 mats - and with s&h (I'm in Canada, so it's a bit more than the U.S., but it wasn't horrendous) it was approx. $20. Not too bad, imo - especially since I got to choose the colours! :) Happy Vinyling!

  7. Hi Elizabeth! This is so cute and I love how it is all connected with the vinyl. I'm going to have to get more tips from you :) Love love it!!

    Also, check out as they have had some really good deals on vinyl. That's where I got my last batch.

    Happy crafting girl! ~ Laura

  8. This is great! Simplicity rocks! I will feature this at Grab my "featured' button.

  9. Great Idea! I have an empty frame and several wreaths. I just can't get enough of them! thanks

  10. Simple but elegant! And I am all about being "simple" :)

    Just found your blog from Someday Crafts and I am your newest follower. I really enjoyed looking through all your projects!


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