I love to repurpose. But, this past week I took it a step further and today I’m sharing my repurposing of a repurposed piece!
Do you remember the bridal shower a couple of weeks ago? One of the focus decor pieces was an old window frame repurposed into a photo collage frame.
After the shower I returned the photos and was left with the empty frame with sunflowers and attached jute. I took all the leftover decorations to my craft room and leaned the frame against the wall on top of a cabinet until I decided what to do with it.
When I stepped into the craft room one day to put away some ribbon, my eyes landed on the frame and an idea began taking shape. A moment later, I knew exactly what I would do with that window frame.
First, I grabbed a sturdy board from the back of an old broken framed mirror that was a little larger than the window frame. I measured the openings and got the sweetest help in the shop with the jigsaw cutting two pieces for them. (Thank you Tony & Micah – I’m going to learn to use those tools soon!)
Then, I went through my scrapbook paper collection and chose some papers that would coordinate with the sunflowers on the frame.
Next, I chose some photos, did a little editing, added a nice border to each one that also matched the flowers, and sent them to a one hour photo lab.
I secured the panels in the frame with some heavy-duty staples, and attached a little raffia across the top and down the sides to add a little more interest.
I love to make collage arrangements of all of my children, and I’m really happy with how this one turned out. Before long, the youngest ones won’t even look like this anymore, and it will be time to make a new one! 🙂
Do you have a fun window frame repurposing project? Send me a photo of what you’ve done!