Thursday, May 24, 2012

Altered photo frames

Hi!  Yes, I have survived another school year and I'm relieved and sad and happy and tired and so many other emotions too.  Mostly though, I am ready for the summer to just hang out with the kiddies.  It's gonna be busy with summer school, swimming and tennis and birthdays for the boys.

I don't know why I waited til almost the last minute to put together some teacher gifts.  Never again!  While I was at Ben Franklin I saw these frames that I've seen Jenny alter on her blog.  And they were reasonably priced.  I was really surprised when I went to the register to pay that they were on sale for $3!  So I actually went back to buy more!  The washi paper I used cost more than the frame!  I altered 5 frames for my kiddies' Japanese language teachers.

Sorry, the angle may be kind of awkward in these photos.  Trying to avoid the glare.  I liked this green washi paper but it wasn't really a hit with my kids.  I finally got my own Sister Stamps Yoshimi.  The sentiments are from PTI.

A pair of orange ones which the kids weren't too fond of either.  I don't know, they only seem to like pink or red or something.  But I liked this orange one too.

My daughter's favorite one cause it's pink.  I actually painted the edges of the frames with white acrylic paint.  I placed the frame on the edge of the washi paper and used my blade to cut the paper.  It cut nice and straight.  I glued the washi paper to the frame and added more glue to the edge of the paper so nothing would flap around.  These didn't take me too long to make.  Maybe just a day.  I'll share later what took me forever to make!

Thanks so much for reading!


12 comments:

Alyce said...

Oh what a great idea Eva! And what a bargain for those frames! Love the beautiful patterned paper...I actually really like the green ones :) Sounds like you are super busy at the moment - hope you are having some fun! :D

Arabella said...

Eva these are gorgeous! What a fabulous gift idea for teachers! They are all so pretty!

Arabella

Dangina Martinez said...

Fantastic idea! I think I will try this or something like it. Here in California we still have two weeks of school left. Plenty of time, lol.
Hugs, Dangina

Rachel Parys said...

What great frames!!! Wow-zers! The teachers will flip!

It's my little one's last day, and I won't be surprised if I see tears later, she loves her friends and teachers. My oldest still has a few days next week. She will be "gradutating" to high school! Yikes! She's very "14", so this summer should be interesting....

Great job girlie!

Cheryl said...

Cute frames! I think all the papers are pretty! Wow, these look like they would take a lot of work and time! You're so nice to the teachers, I only contributed to the class gift this year, and only for the homeroom teacher. I was thinking about a card initially, but then I forgot.

Creations by Shirl said...

Your project for the teachers came out really pretty.... I think I would like to try this idea out too! I know, tell me about those washi papers they sure cost $$$.
BF got sale on Monday, LOL!.
Enjoy your weekend!

Mimi said...

oh love these adorable frames! all three washi papers are so pretty! great gifts for the teachers, i'm sure they'll love it! have a fabulous weekend! ;D

Leanne said...

These are gorgeous Eva! Well worth the last minute crafting. Love the washi papers on all three, the orange is my favorite. lol.
I bet the teachers will be so happy to receive these. Great job!
Happy Friday!
;)

Mary J said...

Oh wow, these are so fab Eva!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Wow Eva, these ALL turned out super-duper nice. FAB job.

RiNNE said...

Those are so cute, Eva! I'm sure they loved them!

Lorraine said...

Wow, what awesome teachers' gifts, Eva! Love the washi paper and the stamps & sentiments! I'm sure the teachers did, too!