Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Winter Greens

I bought this frame at a yard sale for $1 and it was falling apart at all four corners.  I thought I could fix it myself and use it for a chalkboard to sell at the store, but it was a little beyond my abilities to repair.  
I found a use for it this summer and took it to a frame shop to have the corners reinforced.  Well ~ they cut it down to get a better fit and $22 later, it was too small for the picture I wanted to frame and too expensive to use for resale at the store.  So ~ it sat in my garage for months ~ until I came up with a new idea.
I painted the frame and distressed it, made up an arrangement of faux greens and pinecones, and hung them inside.



I was so happy to finally find a use for it and I can still use it for something else later if I want.  But for now, it is a 3-dimensional picture of winter greens.



I used a mixture of greens, white berries, small pine cones, and three large glittered pine cones that I found at Macy's last year after Christmas.



I originally made it for a Christmas decoration, but I think it is appropriate for all winter long, especially since I have no other immediate use for the frame.



Simple, sweet, and just right for the snowy night outside.
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5 comments:

Terry said...

I really like the greenery in the empty frame. Sweet

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Very pretty. I love the empty frame with the greenery. I just did a project with the empty frame and put a clock in it. Happy new Year.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Great idea and so lovely.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Cindy....I think it looks very pretty and a nice way to reinvent your garage sale frame! ~Hugs, Patti

Fixing My Thoughts said...

This is really clever ... and pretty! Bess

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