Repurposing is a great way to give an old piece a new lease on life and a new function. Here’s how I used a repurposed window for a second repurpose project!
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. I figured I’d eventually think of something else to do with it.
When I stepped into the craft room one day to put away some ribbon, my eyes landed on that frame. I was still thinking about how it had showcased photos, and I decided a similar idea would work perfectly!
A moment later, I knew exactly what I would do with that window frame.
Repurposing a Repurposed Piece
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 some help in the shop with the jigsaw cutting two pieces for them.
Then, I went through my scrapbook paper collection and chose some papers that would coordinate with the sunflowers on the frame.
I cut out 8 paper blocks, and 6 card stock strips to be dividers between the sections. A little glue, and the background was finished.
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.
With my pictures all done, I simply attached them to each section. With the fun, printed border, they didn’t even need embellishments.
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! 🙂