Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Using Fabric in Picture Frames

I find it difficult to find affordable prints that I really like, so I use other ways to fill frames and dress up my walls.  My new favorite is to "frame" fabric.

The frames I used in this post were unused ones we already had, and the larger white one came from Goodwill. I just removed the dated print.

It's as simple as taking out the cardboard inside the frame (or cutting a piece to size) and covering it snugly with fabric using hot glue.

I glued one of our wedding photos in the middle of this one and placed two complimentary strips of ribbon on each side before replacing it and the glass.  Here is the result!

Also, I needed something for my bathroom walls, since they've remained sadly bare for the past two months we have been in this house.

So, I used the same process with two smaller frames.

But instead of using a picture, I plucked a few leaves off some silk flower arrangements in the house, glued them on the fabric, and replaced the glass.

You can use any combination of fabric, pictures, ribbons, flowers, or leaves, or anything else you want to frame.  It's a very inexpensive, beautiful, and versatile project!  Enjoy!


  1. You are so creative! Those are beautiful!

  2. Honey, I'm inspired! You're a definite keeper. And I'll remember I said so. This is just beautiful. Also, I see on your sidebar a cat in the sink. My beloved Bonnie, who was taken from us about six months ago, liked to do that. You've got a gorgeous blog!

  3. And you don't have word verification enabled. You get a high five from me!

  4. So pretty! I especially like the one with the one large leaf one.


  5. I couldn't find your email address. Just wanted you to know that you’ve been featured at my weekly Welcome Wagon Friday. The post goes up on Thursday for maximum exposure. I sure do like your ideas and your blog! Welcome to the neighborhood!

    If you like, there is a “been welcomed” button on my right sidebar.

  6. Those are some great tips. Thanks for sharing. I'm stopping by from Welcome Wagon Friday to say Hello! I will be decorating baby's nursery soon and was thinking about using fabric in frames. I love yours!

  7. Hey Kelly! I'm stopping by from Brenda's Cozy Little House. I'm originally from Laurel, Mississippi and my brother lives in Hattiesburg. He graduated from Southern. I am far, far from home, having lived in Kuwait for the past 16 years. Wishing you all the best as you settle in. :) Tammy

  8. Beautiful!

    I'm stopping in from Brenda's.


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