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#1 PureBliss

Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:58 PM

I need som creative inspiration. Today one of my neighbours (a picture framer) cleared out his garage and had stacks of free frames on his front nature strip. I went a bit nuts and now have about 40 frames, mostly square and rectangular in both gold and dark wood tones. Some very ornate antique type ones, range of sizes from over a metre long to tiny squares.
They don't have glass or backings, just the frames only.
I'm thinking I want to do something creative with them, so hit me with some ideas. I have a lounge room wall behind my couch begging for decoration, not to mentions other walls in the house.
I am a creative dunce so nothing too tricky! What would you do with them?

#2 item

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

Staple gun beautiful fabrics to the back of most, and have a few print properly framed and hang in a huge collage. May have to paint some frames.

#3 Violet Devine

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

I've always liked this idea:
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&...|6dwsqlhy7oZygM

Fill with cork board and arrange close together like tetris. Can display kids artwork, or current photos.

#4 queeniebird

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

I'd start by painting all the frames the same colour.... They would be great on one wall... You could do canves photos or gorgeous fabric... (spotlight)

#5 CG123

Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

Do you have pierced ears by any chance?

DH made earring hangers for me a few years back. He used mesh from a laundry bag (you could use fly wire) and stapled it to the back of the frame. You hang your drop-style earrings in the holes.



Happy crafting biggrin.gif

Edited becasue I tried to added photos... and then a link... Google earring holder frame

Edited by CG123, 26 November 2012 - 05:57 PM.


#6 ~Jam~

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

try pinterest!!

http://pinterest.com/


Have fun!!

#7 CG123

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

Just curious... what did you decide?

#8 Oilucy

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:52 PM

I'd fill an ornate one with a lightweight MDF and paint with chalkboard paint




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