Sunday, 21 March 2010

Upcycled, Button Photo Frame...

I don't want to jinx anything, but there's a high possibility that this month will be the month I move house :) YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY!!!!!!

I've decided that I want to avoid buying new things as much as possible for my new home. I'm trying to prepare as much as possible now, so that I have time to make and find and research eco friendly alternatives, before we move in and discover we don't have something essential and need to quickly buy something horrible/plastic/made in china/etc. Thankfully, I've lived in about 6 different houses and already have quite a lot of basics (and my fair share of shiny things too!) However, I think the charity shops are going to be hit pretty hard and I've also been having a good rummage and trying to find things I already have that I can re-prettify for my new place.

The first thing I found was this photo frame I've had since I was about 12, I don't have a before picture but it was pink and sparkly with love hearts all over it, not really me anymore. I used all things that I already had to make it over - some purple acrylic paint (given to me by my auntie), glue and paintbrushes (left over from other projects) and some buttons (from the button tin my grandma left me - I'm glad I've found a use for them that means I can look at them every day!) and I just painted it then stuck the buttons on - easy peasy! I'm quite pleased! I put a photo of me and mumma in it - so I don't miss her too much (although I am only moving 10 miles away from her lol!)


  1. Thanks crafty mamia!

  2. Cute frame! Good luck on the new place!

  3. Ooh, congratulations on moving!!

    Wishing you good luck in the new place!!
    Interesting idea to remake the frame!

    PS A charity here might be interested in opening charity shop/s too!! (If helped-?) Keep your fingers crossed!! :)

  4. Thanks guys! :) Sadly we just missed out on a house we loved, but I'm sure we'll find something else soon!

    Layla - yey! Charity shop! I've got everything crossed!


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