Burlap & Wood Layered Frames

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At my craft classes this month (September) we made burlap & wood layered frames. I started out saying we would “mod podge” a photo on the top layer, but then decided that maybe a clip would be better so the photos could be swapped out. (lightbulb!) Also, they could be used for quotes, scripture verses, notes, as a recipe card holder…etc.

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       The base was a flat burlap canvas–size 9×12. I got them at Michaels and they came in packs of 3. (On the one pictured above, I used a stencil with a “lacey” look on the burlap canvas. I love how it turned out–even though it was a little “blotchy” in some areas. Kind of goes with that vintage/worn look!)

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The second layer was a wood base–either scalloped frame or flat piece of wood. It gives it dimension and texture. On the scalloped frames, you can use the middle section that usually holds the picture in place–just pop it out, remove stand off back and place ON TOP of the front of the frame…gives another “layer”.  Pick your paint colors and paint. Hot glue the layers. Add embellishments and a clip or clothespin.

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This is a GREAT craft for ANY season because you can use all kinds of embellishments! Burlap flowers, twine, buttons, fabric flowers, gems….the list is endless. Go wild with creativity! The burlap bases did not have any type of hanger, so we made our own with a bit of twine and some good old hot glue! (obviously we didn’t get real fancy with this step!) 🙂 You can also use a plate holder/frame stand to display.

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And the results will amaze you….when you see how each one comes out completely DIFFERENT and so personal to each creator~! And these make great gifts! Perfect as a housewarming, birthday, or teacher gift.

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The neat thing about crafting with ladies is the fellowship and laughter….the sharing together…enjoying coffee, snacks, chats and crafts all in one place! I have a great set up to do this on a monthly basis in my parents barn, but you can do this in your home too! Find a simple craft and invite your girlfriends for a GIRLS NIGHT IN! You will be amazed how fun and fulfilling a night like this can be. And for those friends that say “I’m not crafty” or “I can’t do that”…tell them to just give it a try once. They might be surprised–and get hooked!

HAPPY CRAFTING–AND MEMORY MAKING!

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