The Creative Princess: DIY Christmas Frame - Elmer's Holiday #GlueNGlitter

DIY Christmas Frame - Elmer's Holiday #GlueNGlitter

Last week I was given the challenge from #Cbias to purchase some Elmer's and X-ACTO crafting products and make something DIY.

Seems simple enough!  But when you are given free range you tend to go blank.  I finally figured out what I wanted and love my cute new frame.


Here is what you need:



X-ACTO Templates
CraftBond Adhesive Squares
CraftBond Sparkle Glue
Scrapbook Paper
Ribbon
Cardstock



The very first thing you want to do is remove the back and glass from your frame.


Next take your CraftBond Flexible Duel Tip Glue Pen and spread the glue all over your frame. Then top with scrapbook paper of your choice.


You may need to reposition the paper a few times or press the air bubbles out.

While the glue is drying cut {carefully} around the frame to remove excess paper.  Now is also a great time to remove the paper that is covering the picture opening. 

 I cut an X so I can easily fold and glue the excess paper to make it look clean.


Next measure where you want your “belt” to go, mine was about two inches below the picture opening.  Take your foam tape and apply at this point.  I had JUST ENOUGH bigger ribbon to use as the belt, I believe the ribbon I used is a 1” grosgrain (it has been a few years since I bought it and honestly don’t remember the exact size).  Peel  the back off the foam tape and apply your ribbon.  I folded my extra ribbon over the side and attached it with an adhesive square.



Now let's finish off the outside of your frame.  You can paint around the edges but I like the ribbon look.  
I placed 4-5 adhesive squares on each side of the frame.  Start at the bottom and wrap the ribbon all the way around.  Peel off the paper backing as you go.  This way you will not have a visible seam.


Now it is time to make the buckle…..
I used the gift tag template to make my buckle, I just went halfway around then flipped it over and went halfway around again.  For the middle (the part I cut out) I used the smallest gift tag template and did the same as the first.  Using the precision scissors I cut everything out.


Now for the fun part…GLITTER!  I used the CraftBond Sparkle Glue as my base and then applied glitter over it.  You do not have to do this, you can just use the Sparkle Glue but I liked the extra blingy look.  Allow this to dry completely then attach to frame.  I used 4 adhesive squares to attach to the frame.   


When I was done I sprayed 3 coats of clear acrylic sealer over the frame, allowing to dry completely after each layer.   

That’s it!  Easy peasy!


Isn’t it cute?!?!  I may go back and add glitter to the words but for now I am done.


Now, for the rest of my notes..... If you get glue on your paper it becomes shiny after you spray your acrylic on.  Also, be careful when trying to reposition the paper to get the air bubbles out, as you can see I tore my paper (upper left side).  Stink!  But, It is still cute.  OH!  The next time I am at Walmart I will get a mat because the 5x7 I thought I had...is actually a 4x6.

Also, I wanted to make sure to tell you more about the template I used for the buckle.  It is AWESOME!  The set I got was the 'Decorative Shapes'.  I wasn't even thinking at the time but the gift tag template will also come in handy this week!  HELLO!
You can find these at Walmart or here.

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This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for #ElmersHoliday #gluenglitter #collectivebias #CBias all opinions and pictures are my own.



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