Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Decided to decorate the frame...

I started out with a few of these mini clothespins from Michael's for $1.25 (had a 50% off coupon):

and spray painted them Krylon Gloss Ivy Leaf :

(Picture taken from Google Images)

Then I sanded down the edges a bit:

And mod-podged some cardstock on to random ones:

Then hung some pictures and things with them!

Made this easy little "Blessed" sign from some Burlap and white paint...(I used my cricut to cut out the word and then used the paper as a stencil) then I outlined it with a brown extra fine Sharpie marker to make it show up a little better. Then I grabbed a piece of faux brown leather rope from my stash and hung it!
 Cute and Simple!

The "C" stands for Christensen and the "4" represents each person in our family.
I didn't realize we were dynamite until my husband pointed it out! Sweet...


I think it turned out pretty fun! And if I get sick of it I can always turn it into an earring holder :)  Now go make yourself a new decoration! To see how I made the frame go here.


  1. C4? Sounds explosive!
    I love the burlap idea; I never would have thought to do that and it looks awesome!

  2. I love it Christine!! super cute and GOOD JOB on almost 100 followers! You inspire me! LOVE YA!


  3. LOVE the clothes pin idea!!! Hi, following back from Not So Perfect Mom. Thanks for the follow and the sweet comment!!!

  4. So cute! I'm your newest follower!

  5. I love you frame! This would be perfect in my home!

  6. This is one of the best things I have seen in a while. I love everything about it. That blessed sign is so good. You should make some more things like that. The entire project is just fabulous. Saw you at Today's Creative Blog.

  7. Christine, this is so cute. And I love the chicken wire frame. What a great way of putting up pictures - so easy to change out and switch things up a bit.

    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

  8. This is a fabulous piece! - I love it!
    I'm your newest follower! ~Amy

  9. I love how it turned out, and the clothes pins are very cute too!

  10. loved the idea

  11. Love the frame and LOVE chickenwire...great job...thanks for sharing...please take a visit to my blog, I'm hosting a giveaway...spread the word...
    thanks, Mariaelena