Thursday, January 12, 2012

Creating an Eco-Friendly Frame

By Amanda Marks

Welcome to my first Robin's Nest Design Team Post, I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do for this post.  I decided to make my husband a frame for his desk at work (a Princess Frame as my daughter calls it).  I started construction of the frame on my Web Cast - Who Are You Calling Crafty?  LIVE!  I embedded the whole show (it is an hour) so if you don't feel like watching I completely understand.  I also have a downloadable direction sheet on how to make your own recycled CD Frame.

Tim Holtz - Tonic Scissors
Glitter Pink on Pink Swirl - Robin's Nest Paper
Ruby Red Diamond Dew Drops 
Clear Dew Drops
Foam Core
Metal Tape
Flamingo Pink Bic® Mark-It Marker

Click photo to download directions

Take scissors and straighten out the arm so it stands by itself.  I added Metal Tape around the outside of the frame, this was to give it a more finished look.  I took a Bic® Mark-It and colored the Metal Tape Pink and added ribbon to the outside of the frame and inside circle of the frame.  I added Dew Drops (my daughter calls it Princess Bling!) in a pattern to draw attention to the center photo.

Now my husband has a framed photo of the princess for his desk at work!  Also since it was made from recycled materials no harm if something happens to it.


artistamyjo said...

What a terrific idea.

Rachel said...

Very cute! Great job!

Rachel said...

Ok. I watched your video, great job!

Irit Shalom said...

Great project! Love the colors too.

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