Friday, March 13, 2009

Dollar Find Friday (Wendy-picture frame)

Happy Friday everyone! Today's Dollar Find Friday tutorial is brought to you by the super sweet Wendy. How cute is this frame?!


I can't believe how fast the seasons have changed from Christmas to Easter. It seems that EVERYTHING at my local dollar store (aka Dollar Tree) is screaming Easter and Spring!! (Of course there is that whole darn aisle full of potato chips and chocolate, but I am not even gonna go there right now!)

As I was perusing this frame aisle (one of my favorite spots!) this little green heart frame just called out to me . . . I heard it! I really did!! I have always been a lover of any/everything heart shaped, so I knew I had found my "dollar treasure!"
The instructions for this are pretty basic. I took out my lovely "Flowers of Happiness" set and set off to work! After stamping the sentiment in the bottom/center of the frame using Black Craft ink, I then proceeded to follow the frame with an assortment of lovely flowers . . . blue, orange, green, turquoise . . . it would have been easy to get too carried away! At this point you will want to spray the frame with some sort of sealant to make sure the colors don't run. Krylon makes a TON of stuff, depending on whether you want shiny or matte, pearly or sparkly . . . many to choose from!
After trying about a ZILLION different embellishments (everything from Liquid Pearls to plain ol' grosgrain ribbon), I opened my "embellishment" drawer and these buttons spoke to me as well (they have been speaking to me for quite some time, as that is what made me buy them in the first place)!!

I easily popped them onto the frame using glue dots. So, as you can see, this is a quick, easy and FRUGAL project that would be fun to give as a "grandma gift!" (Although I may be keeping this one for myself!!)

Here is a list of supplies:Flowers of Happiness Stamp Set by There She GoesPitch Black Craft Ink by RangerBrilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Garden Green and Tempting Turquoise ink by Stampin' UpMiscellaneous buttons (manufacturer unknown)Krylon SealantGlue Dots$1 Heart-Shaped FrameThat's it!!

Now I need to go buy some more buttons, as I seem to have used up most of mine! :)

Thanks Wendy! I hope that you all have a great weekend!


Betty aka ZacksNana said...

this is precious!! and the kiddo ain't too shabby either! LOL

kgscrapper said...

Oh How Cute!!! I LOVE buttons!!

Christi said...

This is the sweetest!!!

Stamp n Sparkle said...

Zee xx

Joanne said...

the buttons were the perfect embellishment....great project

Dawn Mercedes said...

ooh, those bright buttons really make this a happy item!

Candy said...

I love hearts too!!
I don't think you could have made a cuter project! You have to keep this one for yourself........