With some scrap fabric, glue, and embellishments, you can make a nice frame that is elegant and fancy at the same time.
Approximate Time: 1.5 Hours
I made my strips about 1/2 inches in diameter, and just cut lengths of what I had. No seams need to be done, since you can simply glue the end of one strip and the beginning of another on the back and keep going.
NOTE: Ovals are so much easier, but this is the only frame I had so when you do an oval, you won't have to worry about corners.
You will have some "wings" that stick up on the corner, but you can hot glue those down later.
Here are some suggestions: Wrap ribbon that matches the fabric color around the frame much like you did the fabric, but about every 1 inch or so, not overlapping.
Put pretty buttons or old jewelry on random spots or uniformly around the front.
Put mini mirrors (available at most craft shops in 1/2 inch squares or rounds).
I used a Mardi Gras bead that was part of a three pack of gold, green, and purple that I got in the Dollar Tree. The star was a clearance button.
OPTION: If you think you might want to swap out a photo, simply cut the photo a bit smaller than the plastic and tape it on. Forgo the backing for easy removal.
By Sandi from Yorktown, VA
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