Wednesday, April 25, 2007


I just love making these frames. I've shown the one I made for Baby Hannah. Thought I'd share a couple more. The first one is one I made for Ruthi. It hangs in the hall, just outside her room.

This is one I made for another friend of mine for her baby boy.

I wish I had taken another picture of this one. The colors seem off - the flash washed it out a bit, and I think the blue paper behind it is throwing it off a bit too.

These are wooden frames purchased at Michael's. I painted the edges with acrylic paints, and adhered the paper to the front with spray adhesive. I sanded the paper around the edges to remove the excess. The letters are also from Michael's. I painted them and then used the a pencil eraser to paint the dots. The little wooden accents came from Michael's as well, and I hand painted them. The train was a bit of a challenge for me, because I'm not an artistic painter. I snapped a picture with my cell phone of the example in the store, and used it as a guide.
I stamped the letters in the name with foam stamps and the same acrylic paints. Added some ribbon, and the little jewels for Ruthi's, and done!
These are so much fun, and very inexpensive to make, as the frames are only $1, I think the letters were $1, and the little wooden flower and train are each 25 cents. They can be hung, but also come with a little dowel that goes in the back so they can sit on a shelf or dresser.

I originally saw the idea for these online somewhere, but can't for the life of me remember where!


Debi said...

Oh, but aren't they cute?!! And they do look fun to make. Might have to try this project myself! Thanks for sharing. But you know, I think any frame with a picture of your Ruthi would have to look adorable!

Barb said...

If you could mass produce these things, you could make a fortune. These are really, really cute, Jennifer. As are the adorable tag books.

Thanks you for the congratulations on Rob's new job. I tell you, today is his first day and I've been on a cloud all day long knowing he sitting behind a desk at a real job. Finally.