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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Halloweening - Mod Podge Photo Frame

Halloweening in July? I've seen a lot of Christmas in July posts out here in Blogland but not much yet about Halloween which as you may know if my favourite holiday :) It's never too early to make something Halloweeny!

I have also seen many posts about Mod Podged photo frames and I just had to try it out one day. I had bought a frame a while ago at the pound store down the road (not one of the main ones just one of those handy ones that are everywhere).

I chose a plain silver coloured vertical frame that was wide enough to add something on the top, because I had bought these when in Stuttgart in October last year:

I had bought them for this kind of project so what better time to use them? :) I still wasnt sure if I should paint the frame or use something else when I was on the Hobbycraft website and they had all this paper for about £2 (darn I thought it was less than that) in packs of 5 different kinds. They happened to have one pack that was exactly what I needed so I bought that and I had all to make my new photo frame :) Ready to see the result?

I had also bought some on-sale Halloween stickers (79p for a whole sheet, score!) and added some in the bottom corner. I used three out the five paper sheets and alternatively Mod Podged them onto the frame.

After glueing all the paper onto the frame and several coats of MP later, I glued the cats and pumpkins on the top with my trusty glue gun. Arent they cute?? I didnt end up using the witches as the frame would get too crowded.

Once everything was ready I had to locate a suiting photo for in the frame (that took about a week which is why this post is so late hihi). I decided on this Halloween pic of the bf and myself from about 3 yrs back. It's such a hilarious photo! Shame the background decoration in the photo is a bit crooked but that's just how it is. I can always change the photo again later.

I dont know about you, but I love this frame :) So all in all I spent about £4 counting the frame, the paper, the stickers, and the pumpkins. If that's not a bargain I dont know what is! A big thank you to all MP bloggers out there for your inspiration!

UPDATE: The frame got knocked over the other day and all the pumpkins came tumbling off the frame. Reason: hot glue on MP does NOT hold. I have not MPd the pumpkins back on and threw the frame around a bit and it's solid as a rock :) Just thought it would be good to share this discovery :)


4 comments:

  1. Great Halloween frame ... You did a marvelous job on it! Love the black and white and the little pumpkins are darling. Looks like it was fun to do, too. Photo looks like you two had a lot of fun! You are so very crafty!

    One of my best friends was born on Halloween and she has always decorated her house for some great parties. Always a blast!

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  2. Wickedly awesome! Love the cats & pumpkins. The photo is a riot. Halloween is a holiday near & dear to my heart. Thanks for linking this up to my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays!

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  3. Super cute! You did a really great job! I don't think it's too early to start planning ahead.

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  4. Oh what a fabulous frame! Good on you for trendsetting with Halloween in July instead of Christmas! :)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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