DIY: Thrifted Frame Photo Display

So once again I have been inspired by Pinterest.  I spotted this Frame Photo Display and decided I needed something like this over my desk area to display those favorite Instagram photos I use when Scrapbooking/Project Life.

This project looked so easy and I already had a larger size frame that I found not long ago (thrifted for $2.00).

I gathered my supplies:

      • 1 16X20 Thrifted Wood Frame
      • 1 box of black cut nails
      • Jute
      • Small Clothes pins (Old or New)
      • Hammer
      • Measuring Tape

We decided 5 rows would work best with this frame.

      1. We measured then hammered the nails on the right and left side of the frame.
      2. Tied Jute to both sides
      3. Gathered those favorite Instagram photos
      4. Used Mini Clothes Pins to attach (found at Hobby Lobby)
      5. Enjoy!

Finished Product!

This was an easy project however, I do have to give credit to my husband Josh for doing this one for me!  It turned out great and looks perfect over my desk.

DIY: Thrifted Vintage Tie Wreath

It’s officially spring and I need a wreath on my front door. I wanted to make a wreath that I haven’t made before so I did a little research on Pinterest and found some great ideas. I saw these Tie Wreath’s below and decided I wanted to try this one myself.

I already had several vintage Ties on hand but didn’t have enough so off to the Thrift Store I went. I found several more ties at several different places between .50 and 1.50. I ended up with 12 ties which was perfect for this project.

1.  To start I gathered my supplies:

  • 12 Vintage Ties (one long skinny tie for bow)
  • 1 Wreath Form
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Pin’s

2.  I measured one tie around the entire foam wreath to get the measurements and cut each additional tie the same size.
3.  I hot glued the tie wrapping completely around the foam wreath.
4.  The remaining fabric was then hot glued on the top, leaving about 4 inches over the wreath’s edge.
5.  All remaining ties were hot glued around the entire wreath overlapping when necessary.
6.  Final step I pinned the skinny tie to one side of the wreath and I made a small loop with ribbon and glued it the back to hang it with.

Finished Product

This was a fairly easy project and did not take much time at all.   If I had to do it over I would probably like to use some brighter ties and I would also wrap the entire wreath with fabric first to avoid the greenfoam showing through on the back of the wreath.

Tell us what you think by leaving a comment!

Stay tuned to see what we do with the remaining pieces of fabric from these Vintage ties!


DIY: Hide those ugly TV remotes in a Custom Cigar Box

Always looking for the TV remote control? Does someone in your family leave it just about anywhere? Maybe you just need a special space to keep them all in one place.
Many cigar boxes are so beautifully made and it is a shame to not find a way to showcase them in some way. Follow these steps and you’ll be done in no time.

1. Pick a box
2. Select your fabric. I prefer to use a velvet or something a little furry.
3. We will want to cut a piece of fabric that will cover the bottom of the inside of the box and the two longest inside panels. To do this, measure the width of the bottom of the inside of the box and cut the fabric to that size. Be sure cut straight and a cutting mat if very helpful.
4. Lay the piece inside the box to be sure it fits perfectly.

5. Now we need to cut fabric for the two shorter side panels of the interior of the box. Using the scrap fabric leftover from the previous cut, measure the shorter, side panels and…
6. …cut fabric to fit inside.
7. With the box on it’s side, drizzle regular craft glue on the shorter interior panel.
8. Use a popsicle stick or paint brush to spread the glue evenly.
9. Put the fabric in place on top of the glue. Press it into the glue smoothly.
10. Repeat on other short side panel.
11. Try placing the larger fabric piece back in the box to double check the size. Trim down to fit if necessary.
12. Drizzle craft glue into the bottom of the box and longer sized side panels.

13. Use a popsicle stick or paint brush to spread the glue evenly.
14. Place the fabric inside the box.
15. Smooth the fabric into the corners to ensure that the entire piece is well glued to the box.
16. Plug in your glue gun and select a piece of fabric trim to add a clean finish to the raw edges of the cut fabric.

17. Setting the trim work is a snap. Start with the box on it’s side.
18. Beginning in one corner, lay down a couple of inches of hot glue then press in the fabric trim you’ve selected.
19. Continuing gluing in the fabric trim all around the top of the furry fabric lining interior…
20. …gluing the fabric trim all the way to meet at the corner in which you began.

21. That’s all Folks! Put your remote controls away and clean up your mess.

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