You know those old wooden frames that nobody wants anymore because Organic Bloom frames took over in the past few years? You can find them at almost any thrift store, or in the attic, or the basement. I promise, even if they're not in use, they're around somewhere. Start putting them to use! You can use old frames, fabric and either photos, magazine pages, or scrap book paper for these awesome wall storage pieces. You can also paint these frames before doing this with them if preferred.
What you'll need:
- Frames, as many as you'd like to make, all shapes and sizes will work. (You will need frames with glass, however, permanent frames with decorative things in them will work from thrift stores)
- Fabric, enough to go around the frame
- Hot glue gun
- Paper, photos or magazine pages for the backgrounds
- If using photos, put them into the frames as you normally would, you can also do this with magazine pages and scrap book paper but it depends on the type of frame. The two square ones in the image above are actually little mirrors, so I adhered scrap book paper to them rather than putting a photo inside. Be sure that what ever you choose to put into the frame is secured.
- Take your fabric and wrap it as high up as you'd like it to go on the frame. Be sure that it will wrap around the back for gluing purposes, more is better than not enough fabric!
- Hot glue the fabrics on the bottom, sides, and back of the frame. Its best to start with the bottom, then the sides, finishing with the back.
- One finished, hang the frames keeping in mind what you'd like to store in them so that you use the appropriate side tack or nail.