Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pinterest & DIY Frame!

I have been bitten by the Pinterest bug. Like, bad. I signed up a while ago but never really did anything with it. Then I started looking up dream kitchens & I was hooked. I love "pinning" things! (Every time I pin something, in my head I say "pinned ya again" a la The Lion King. Anyone else? No? Ok then.)

Moving along... I saw a pin of a DIY magnetic frame & decided I wanted to make one. My niece is graduating 8th grade this week so I figured I could make one for her.

All my goodies!

1. Frame from Goodwill - 3.99
2. Fabric from Joann's - 2.10
3. Buttons - 2.50
4. Magnets - 1.30
5. Galvanized metal from Lowe's - 6.59 (for entire sheet - was more than I needed though!)
6. Spray Paint - 3.99

Whole total - $21.00ish
(Not bad since I will be able to use the paint for more crafts as well as the metal!)

Isn't she a beauty? Well no, not yet - but she will be.

My sweet husband cutting the metal for me. We had the idea of tracing the insert after I took the picture. Made it a lot easier! This took a little while & I am so thankful my hubs helped. He is the best!

While he was doing that, I sprayed the frame. I loved that the back piece (what is that called? proper up thingy?) was still on - gives my niece the option of propping it up if she wants.

Once the metal was cut, I hot glued the fabric to it. Really easy! I also hot glued the button & magnets together. I spray painted them turquoise to match the frame & pop against the fabric.

Once the frame was dry, I put it all back together without the glass.


Super easy DIY project. I also grabbed some goodies from Goodwill to make a cake stand which I will post later. Love Goodwill!

Are you pinning stuff on Pinterest? If not, you should be! It's lots of fun!



Andy and Randi Rodriguez said...

SUPER CUTE!!! Good job Martha Stewart!! :)

Just the 3 of Us said...

I love Pininterest and I love this idea. I cannot wait to make one. You should 'pin' this on there.

The Branches said...

That is so cute! I can't wait to see the cake stand now!

Kimberlee said...

Super cute. I'm excited to see how your cake stands turn out. I've been brainstorming on how to make some of my very own. Can't wait to see what you came up with.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Hi! Looks like we got matched up for the Summer Blog Swap! Can't wait to get shopping! :)

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