Monday, 25 July 2011

Funky Photo Frames

I have been getting some car boot bargains again.
These red pyjama bottoms cost me 25p on Sunday. Brilliant fabric with tiny white and pink hearts on.
Read on and i'll show you a little project i used them for.
I cut out a couple of squares of pelmet vilene with a square hole cut out of one piece.

I cut out slightly larger pieces of fabric and glued them to the vilene and glued a square of white lining fabric to cover all untidy edges.

Cut a small length of red ribbon.

Then glued both pieces together with the ribbon in between leaving the top unglued so that i can slide a photo in.

Of course i had to accessorise with fabric flowers!

And VOILA a funky little photo frame for your favourite print!

I enjoyed making it so much i made another with some scrap fabric i had and accessorised with some fimo flowers .

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to pop along to 1stuniquegifts blog and see what other crafters have been up to this week for handmade Monday.

As for me i will be selling at the Coventry City Football Club Family Day on Thursday which is being held at The Ricoh Arena from 10am til 5pm. Be sure to say hello if you are there!

Until next time



  1. Whata gorgeous little frame and who'd have guessed it started life as pyjama bottoms?!

    What a shame they were shorts - so much more fabric in long legs! :-)

  2. A cute idea and am sure they will sell well

  3. Wow they are amazing! And will do well :)

  4. Really great idea, it's amazing what you can find at car boots and charity shops.
    Love the flowers.

    Jan x

  5. Loving those frames - they look so cute and the flowers finish them off really well (can see male themed versions with footballs, etc and more masculine colour themes)

    Good luck with your show.

    Ali x

  6. So cute, picture frames from PJ bottoms who would have thought it

  7. Thats a great way to upcycle items and one would never have known what your picture frame was made off if you hadn't told us :)

  8. great idea Lisa :) The little pink one is my favourite!!

  9. Heh, who would have thought that you could make a picture frame using shorts? Indeed, that fabric makes a cute design!

    Zymeth Blues