Saturday, September 10, 2011
Pottering around Ikea a couple of weeks ago I came across these very cheap and cheerful Tolsby Picture frames at 79cent (euro) each. I had no idea how I would alter them but they were too reasonable and I was sure they had lots of possibilities. I came home with 30 of them !
I googled them under the image search and found the above idea.
I wanted mine to look a little more expensive so I called to a DIY hardware store and persuaded the manager to sell me a sheet of metal mesh which is used as the decorative piece in radiator covers. It was damaged on one edge so the manager sold it to me with a 60 per cent reduction. With a little wire snips I cut it down to 25 pieces.
I sprayed the frame with Crafter's Companion "spray and sparkle" gold and then added a cheap and cheerful flower made using Papertrey Ink dies, added a little button and adhesive pearl.
With a little fancy packaging and tag I hope to sell 25 of the above at the Christmas Fairs.
I am working on another idea for the Tolsby Frame and hope to share with you tomorrow.
Happy Saturday !