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Monday, November 22, 2010

Initial Frame Ornaments

I saw this cute project at Jane's blog and thought I'd try it out.  I was mailing packages to my mom and mother-in-law and thought I'd tuck them in for an early Christmas treat.

I started with Dollar Store frames.  In one set of frames I used push pins in the corners to hold the ornament ribbon.

A drop of hot glue on the underside of the push pins holds the ribbon securely.

The other set of frames was metal so I tucked a ribbon in the holder since push pins wouldn't go in.

I got these chipboard letters and painted them green.  These are cool letters.  It never occurred to me to paint thin cardboard, but it worked beautifully!  I used about 1/100th of the letters in this $10 pack.

I put a piece of red scrapbook paper in the frame and dabbed a little glue on the letters to hold them in place and popped the frames back together.  Easy!

I made one set for each Grandma with their grandchildrens' initials.  I think they'll like them :)

Frames - $1 each
Letters - $10 for about 400
Scrapbook paper, glue, paint, push pins and ribbon - all on hand (free!)


Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

What a fun project. They turned out great!!


The Cannary's, est. 1984 said...

That's cute - I would love to make the for my own tree! I saw some frames at Joanns' that would work perfectly. Thanks!