A simple DIY project to freshen up any frame!
Two 8×8 square frames purchased from Garden Ridge for $6.99 each. There is nothing wrong with these frames. They have a nice white matte and a decorative trim. But there is a very simple and very inexpensive way to make these simple frames look fabulous!
I got two yards of basic black silk ribbon from Hobby Lobby. Cost was just over $2.00. A whole roll of this ribbon wouldn’t have cost much more, but I could only find it by the yard at this store.
Tie a bow at one end of the ribbon and trim ends to suit. Cut the remaining ribbon into equal strips. You will need one more strip than you have frames. In other words, I had two frames, three strips. Fold one strip in half and snip one end at an angle to create “V” shaped edge. .
Flip your frames glass-side down. Using a hot glue gun, glue one cut ribbon to the top of the first frame with the excess ribbon hanging above the top of the frame. Glue a second ribbon strip to the bottom of the frame with the excess hanging below the frame. Do the same for the bottom of the second frame. Attach the excess ribbon from frame one to the top of frame two. *These frames are fairly light-weight. If you have a heavier frame you will need to secure the ribbon a little better.
Use your hot glue gun to attach the bow to the excess ribbon hanging from the top of frame one.
Results. . .
Do NOT hang your frames by the bow at the top! Use the hooks provided to hang the frames. This will take some measuring and leveling. Then after the frames are hung use a straight pin to secure the bow to the wall. Just hide it under the loop.
I’ve done this with several frames in my house. You can often find small square frames at the dollar spot at Target that come in packs of three. Adding ribbon in between each one makes such a difference in the appearance when they are hung on the wall. Check it out. . .
Little Man #2′s room. I bought the Peter Rabbit plaques
off Ebay and attached a silk ribbon. Over his crib are three frames which all are “hung” by the same silk ribbon.
These are the frames I got at the dollar spot. They were white and I painted them red and attached a basic red ribbon.
You Might Also Like: