Wednesday, September 11, 2019

How to reuse an old photo frame by making a new Homemade sign

Have you ever looked through your stash (c'mon, you know you have one), found a picture frame and wondered what to do with it? Or maybe you have one that was calling your name at the thrift store?

Both of those situations are out of my play book because I have tons of frames sitting in my closet.  I was recently challenged to use my stash, so I decided to put one of those old frames to work by making a "Homemade" sign for Wall Decor



How to reused an old photo frame by making a Homemade Sign Wall Decor

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If you were to see my closet and all of the other stash places in my house, you would think I am a hoarder.  But I don't call it hoarding, I call it collecting.  And that collection comes in pretty handy when the right project comes along because I have all of the necessary supplies.

This is just such a project!  I was challenged by a group I am in to make a project only using my stash.  What they didn't realize is that I could open a store with how much stuff is in my stash.  Picture me smiling really wide!  


How to reuse an old frame for new HANDMADE sign wall decor


I searched through my stash and came up with an empty picture frame that was in pretty good shape.  But I knew it could be better!


How to reused an old photo frame


I removed the back from the frame, discarded the inside mat and back piece and set the glass aside.  I spray painted the frame black.


How to reused an old photo frame - spray paint frame black


I cut HOMEMADE on my die cut machine in black permanent vinyl (similar project here) and applied the vinyl directly to the glass from the frame.


How to reused an old photo frame - cut vinyl word


I ran a bead of hot glue all the way around the inside lip of the frame.  Then I replaced the glass and ran more glue all around the glass again.


How to reused an old photo frame - hot glue glass into frame


And the new wall decor is done, as easy as that!


How to reused an old photo frame by making new Homemade word sign


I used command velcro strips cut in half width wise to hold the frame on the wall.  The new (old) light in my dining room spot lights the sign perfectly!


How to reused an old photo frame by making new Homemade word sign |  farmhouse decor


And is a great addition above my farmhouse shelving unit.


How to reused an old photo frame by making new Homemade word sign |  farmhouse decor


How to reused an old photo frame by making new Homemade word sign |  farmhouse decor


new idea for an old photo frame |  Homemade word sign



It's the 2nd Wednesday of the month, so you know what that means- it's the Inspire My Creativity Link Party!


2nd wednesday of month link party |  Inspire my creativity


Every month my blogging buddies and I do projects based on a theme.  This month it is Use Your Stash.  Check out all of the projects!

Shani  |  Sunshine & Munchkins
Christine  |  Swordfights & Starry Nights
Meg  |  See The Happy
Julia  |  The Quiet Grove
Adree  |  The Keele Deal
Alexandra  |  EyeLoveKnots

Now that you've checked out all of the projects, link up 2 of your own:


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


Then join us next month, October 9 for our next link party with the theme Wood!


2nd wednesday of month link party |  Inspire my creativity


linking up to:  Tuesday Turn About   Wow me Wednesday   Your Whims Wednesday   Wonderful Wednesday   Party in Your PJ's   Waste Not Wednesday   Artsy Fartsy   Creatively Crafty   Home Matters   Morning Cup of Joe   Friday Favorites   Sew Can Do   Block Party   Inspire Me Monday  Happiness is Homemade   Inspire Me Tuesday   Make it Pretty Monday


6 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I love the font you used!

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  2. I like the frame better as it's new black welcome sign. Great up-cycle idea!
    Happy Fall,
    Kippi
    Ps. Please share this craft on my site at the You're The Star Blog Hop (kippiathome.com)

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  3. This is so cute! I love the font you used and how well it goes with your shelves.

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  4. This is such a great way to use up all the frames I have collected over the years, It's so cute!! I LOVE the farmhouse set up you put it with as well.

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  5. Super cute!! I need to do this in our creative arts homeschool class. What a great idea

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