Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Dollar Project


I saw these cute little pictures frames at Michael's in their dollar spot last month.
(BTW.....if you didn't already know......their dollar spot is huge and seriously ROCKS)

Their colors were a bit on the bright side for me, but for a dollar I decided I could see beyond their brash paint job to the beauty lurking below.

So I bought 6 home with me, along with my current favorite colored paint.

I popped the backs off of the frames using a screwdriver and most came off very easily.

I then painted the fronts several times. Because their original color was so bright, it took many layers of paint to completely cover them.

Then I took some cardboard (I used the piece they put in packages of patterned printer paper but any kind of cardboard would work) and spray painted them with 3 coats of chalkboard paint. I traced around the back of each frame and cut them out.

Then I hot glued the chalkboard piece and the back of the frame pieces together and I was done!

Aren't they cute?

And for only a little more than $7 I have 6 super cute little gifts.

I'm going to give one of these little cuties away.

So leave a comment and I'll put your name in for the drawing!