Saturday, July 28, 2012

Christmas In July Day 8- My Addiction to Frames

 Hi my name is Pamela and I am from over at From My Front Porch To Yours. I was so honored when I was asked to participate in Christmas In July with all these fabulous ladies! I pondered for weeks what I was going to share and well after several treasure hunting trips it dawned on me!

I LOVE frames! I am addicted to frames and use them all around my house. 

I can always manage to work a frame in some where!:)

One project I do every year is to make frames as gifts for teachers or whomever. I shop for frames at HobLob when they are 50% off. I stock up thru out the year. Also at the end of the holiday season I always take part in Michaels clearance. I can find so many beautiful ribbons, stickers, chip boards, and embellishments on sale that I have to tell my self to stop and not put another thing in my cart!;) You will also need ModgePodge, craft glue and a hot glue gun plus whatever else you can imagine!

I always make such a huge mess. Most of the time the kitchen table is out of commission for two days once I get started. My boys don't mind because that means picnic time in the living room!:)

I never really now what I am going to end up with. 

Most of the time I can find the little mini gold frames in the Michaels bargain section. I love these frames because you can do so many things with them. I have even made fridge magnets with them. 

I loved this chip board box so much and hated the thought of throwing it away so instead I used it to create a layered shadowbox of sorts.

I used a white paint pen and covered up the wording at the top of the box and made it look like more snow. Then I used a vintage scene from a card I had to make it look like you are peering thru the window at Santa. Then I used some chip board pieces to cover up the other areas on the box that needed covering. This frame is one of my favorites. 

I know it is only July but for me it is never to early to get a jump start on decorating and crafting for the holidays! It will be here before we know it and I hope that I was able to inspire a few projects out there.

Thanx for stopping by!

Be sure to stop by all these fabulous ladies if you missed any of the projects shared this past week!
Amanda-The Ivy Cottage Blog
Kori-Red Hen Home
Anita-Cedarhill Ranch
Debbie-Confessions of a Plate Addict
Samantha-Crafty Texas Gals
Missy-Lookie What I Did
Linsey-The Farmhouse Porch


  1. Love your frames, Pamela! I'll have to give this a try myself. I always pick up some of those little frames at Michaels and I love to look at the frames at Hobby Lobby, too. I even have that chipboard set!

  2. Good morning, Pamela!

    I had to hop over from Confessions of a Plate Addict to see more! You are a creative genius!!

    Then, to top it off, you're a Blog Sister, which totally made my day! Our directory is now organized by states and is growing. Thanks so much for joining!

    Keep creating!,

  3. Pamela, theses are gorgeous! What a fabulous idea to add a touch of elegance to Christmas decor. I love the idea of making gifts from frames! Your frames look amazing! What a treasure for anyone receiving one.

  4. Love the embesllished frames Pam..

    I might have to do some of those in my colors..

    thanks for the inspiration

  5. Oh Pamela...I love those frames...that one with Dec 25th is just stunning!!

  6. Your frames are adorable, Pamela! Thanks for the great ideas!

  7. The skate frame was sheer genius! Love it!

  8. All so cute! Stop making me think of Christmas though, because you are right. To properly enjoy, it's nice to have a lot of handmade stuff done ahead of time :)

    And you are a crafty queen of frames!

  9. Your frames are so incredible and gorgeous. Is that because you bought them brand new. I've just been hunting frames at yard sales and thrift stores (due to budget) but might just have to venture further afield to HobLob when frames on sale. Just for special ones for special people. I had to save your frames so I'd see how a talented person makes something. I'll be on the lookout for better frame now to make some of your projects. Looking for where I can subscribe to your blog, love all your projects.

  10. Omigosh, Pamela! These are sooo lovely, and I'm totally prepared to use your frame ideas for inspiration! As you said, the holidays will be here before you know it, and I'm always wanting to start working on Christmas projects in the Summer, but never get around to doing so. Thank you for such lovely frames. They're all beautiful, but I especially like the one featuring a holiday wreath and ice skate. You're very creative. I'm a fan! *swoon*

  11. Those are the cutest frames ever! I may have to copy...

  12. Oh my goodness....I absolutely love this post! I have so many frames at home that I really wasn't sure what to use them for....but I know not to through them out (hubs wanted to). Thank you so much....I have some great ideas now. xoxo

  13. Oh, I love the framed wreath with the skate - so beautiful! Very festive, Pamela! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla


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