Thursday, June 18, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Altered Acrylic Picture Frame

For my first Throwback Thursday blog post, where I share older projects and photos, I have a cute and quick altered acrylic picture frame. It uses a 5x7 clear acrylic frame, which you can find at most home stores and dollar stores. It's so fun and easy to decorate them and you can decorate both the inside and the outside. Plus, they are inexpensive to make and they would make great gifts and kids craft projects.

I decided to go with a dog themed frame, featuring my sweet old dog Brodie. He was so fun and happy all the time, I miss him so much! The photo I used was cut down to fit a 2x3 acrylic magnet frame, where you slide your photo in. I adhered it to the larger frame with Glue Lines, putting the strips just on the magnet part.

The inside of the frame is like making mini scrapbook page, which you just slide into the frame. I took a 5x7 piece of cardstock and glued on 3 strips of paper, including the red border which was cut down from a patterned piece of paper. I measured it to make sure it would look good with the photo on the outside. For the finishing touch, I added a chipboard heart to the outside (with Glue Dots), which was accented with a "cute" word from a rub-on sheet. Other options to consider when making the frame include: adding stickers, stamping, painting, rhinestones, buttons, embellishments, die cuts, ribbons & more. So many possibilities! :)

Happy Thursday to you!

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  1. Turned out great. Love the mix of text and image. Stopping by from the Friday Friendship hop, come say hi!

  2. Thanks so much! I will be sure to stop by, have a great day! :)


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