I'm a stay at home mom of 4 cute kids. I love anything that has to do with homes & decorating. My husband Steve often gets recruited into helping me finish things that I start! We are making our house a "HOME" one project at a time!!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Custom Frame: On A Budget

When we had Sophie's newborn pictures taken, I was so excited because they did a collage, which would be printed as a 12X12.  I couldn't find a frame that would work!  
Then when I got a quote to have one made it would have been over $100.00.  

Then I was at Hobby Lobby &  I saw what I was looking for...only it was a picture.  It was the style I wanted & they were 50% off, so it would only be $24.99.  
So, I decided to make it work.

I removed the glass & ripped off the backing & covered the print with pink polk-a-dot paper.  
Then I spray painted it match her room!

Then the collage picture didn't turn out...when the pictures printed they had a weird tone & couldn't be fixed.   :{
So, I just took an 8X10 picture & glued on some pink ribbon to the front & added velcro pieces to the front & back corners.
 This way I can switch the picture when she's older!
Then I just put velcro on some flowers & velcroed those onto the corners of the picture to dress it up a bit.

I really love how it turned out & I love that I can still change the picture when I decide to. 
It's hard to find frames that are "chunky" & matted without spending a lot, but luckily this worked out just right for the space!
 If you would like to see more of her nursery, you can view it HERE.

I'm sharing with these blogs:
Thrifty Decorating
The 36th Avenue

Lolly Jane Boutique


  1. How sweet is that?! I love it.

  2. Thanks for the the tip with the frame. Come by and follow and link up on 2nd Glance Saturdays

  3. Attractive personalized photo frames are available to store happy moments of life. People can gift these frames with personalized it with the photo of their loved ones.

  4. aww cute pic


    I found yout blog on the blog hop till you drop and am now following via GFC - check out my blog & follow me too!


  5. Looks wonderful, thanks for the tips and sharing with all of us to enjoy. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  6. That ballerina picture gave me an idea for my 4 year old's room actually. Thanks for posting! :)

    I am stopping by from the Blog Hop Til You Drop, and glad I did. Oh, and I really love your blog layout and colors!

    1. thanks for stopping by too, gladly following in back. great ideas. love the sweet baby pic

  7. That is so cute!
    Stopping by from the Friday Hops to say hello. Have a great weekend!

  8. hey i found you through blog til you drop an am now following you, i hope you can follow me back at

  9. Love this! I'm coming by from Blog Hop 'Til You Drop and following via GFC.

  10. What beautiful baby! Love how the frame turned out and that you can easily switch it out.


  11. this is too sweet! great job!

    new follower.

  12. I found you in the blog hop and am a new GFC Follower, if you could follow back that would be great!

  13. So sweet. It is fun to play with frames. One of the easiest ways to be creative.

  14. Found you through Posh On a Budget... love the frame you made.
    And your baby is adorable!
    Have a great Tuesday!

  15. New follower from an old HOP! What a cute idea!! Hope you come by and follow :)

  16. Quite creative and your daughter is precious!

  17. Turned out so pretty! And I LOVE the idea of taking apart some framed art to repurpose the frame for your little girl's photo.

    Stopping by from Tuesday Friend & Follow! I'm your newest follower. Now off to check out some more of your blog :)

  18. Stopping by from Welcome Wednesday...I'm following with GFC,but if you add the new Linky tool I will follow there is really great, try it. Stop by anytime, Lori

  19. So cute! I found you via the Linky blog hop and am now your newest Linky Follower! Hope you'll visit me at One Artsy Mama...I have a link party going on now through Wednesday and I'd love for you to share your fun projects there!