Friday 26 August 2016

Craftily Framed

Late last week, whilst waiting for the girls to return from their holiday, I decided to have a little clear out. Actually, it turned out to be quite a big clear out, but I also found one or two items I'd forgotten I even had.

One of those items was a glass photo frame with a white frosted surround. Actually, that is probably a really rubbish description, so instead, here's a photo...of the photo frame (that just sounds odd, doesn't it?).

Now, as you can see, this poor photo frame isn't, by any stretch of the imagination, ugly, but let's be honest, it's a little plain and just needed a little lifting. A bit like me when I don't want to wear a full face of make-up, but just enough to look presentable (where would we be without BB Cream, mascara and a bit of lippy?) Anyway, as always that's a bit off track, but in short, that was my aim to make it a little less boring, without detracting from it's simplicity.

I have a confession to make at this point in my story, because I am completely obsessed with my glue gun. I love it! So when I rediscovered the frame, the first thought that sprung to mind was, 'Yay! Something to use the glue gun on!' I am really not sure that this is a natural reaction to have and may have to seek help if it continues; anyone with Glue Gun Anonymous' number please feel free to contact me.

Anyway, back to the photo frame and glue gun in hand, I set to 'tarting up' the frame. And a few buttons later...

I toyed with the idea of placing buttons all around the frame, but as I said before, I wanted to keep it simple, whilst making it a little bit more interesting. Given the reaction of my eldest child (she was very excited and called her sister into the kitchen with 'look what mum's done'), I think I've succeeded.

Here's to more projects with the glue gun :-)

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