What a fun challenge – Think Outside the Frame! I was sent product to use in exchange for this post, but all opinions are my own.
I was challenged by Michael’s Stores to come up with 5 different crafts using their small holiday frames – you know I love a good challenge, so game on!
I found the frames on an end-cap in the frame section at Michael’s – there are tons of different options and are packaged like this:
So the first thing that came to mind was that these frames are super-awesome and they don’t need much done to them – just displayed!
Project #1 – Frame Display. Near them is a one-hook display but I wanted something grander. I found this awesome jewelry display rack and knew it’s be perfect. There are lots of hooks for lots of frames and it looks great from any angle:
This was obviously a super simple craft because you just needed to hang the frames. Some I did adjust the hanging ribbon so they would hang at the right height.
Project #2 – Gift Tags! Instead of inserting a picture into the frame, write on a plain paper (I used metallic sharpie for extra fun) and it’s an instant gift tag.
Speaking of gifts, I found these adorable mini loaf pans at Michael’s – I couldn’t resist them! Perfect neighbor gift:
Project #3 – Place Setting Card. Again with this project, substitute a hand-written card in place of a picture. This is fun because each dinner guest can go home with their own party favor of a photo ornament:
I made these holiday dishes using plain dishes from the thrift store and Martha Stewart paint and stencils from Michaels – you can read about the tutorial of the DIY Holiday Dishes here.
Project #4 – Stocking Holder. Did you know you can make your own stocking holders? I have a tutorial for how I made mine here: DIY Stocking Hangers. For this project below, I simply substituted the bow for a frame, and put in a picture so you can tell who’s hanger is for whom.
Project #5 – Frame Wreath. I have always wanted to make a frame wreath, and I thought it would be a perfect project for this challenge. I made a mini-wreath and used 5 frames. I found this small frame form in the floral section of Michaels and it was the perfect size. I painted it red so it’d have some color where you could see it in between frames:
Then I just hot glued the frames to the wreath form (yes, I picked up a new hot glue gun while I was at Michael’s – my old one was dying off!)
I tied a loop of pom pom trim to use as a hanger, and that was it – love this!
And there ya go! 5 super fun ideas of crafting to do with mini frames. Of course you can always just use them as in, as frame ornaments for your tree. I love this one because it marks the year:
And this one might be my most favorite – because I have a weakness for all things snowflake
Be sure to head to Michael’s and check out their selection – I know you’ll find some you love!