A useful, yet ordinary item such as a trivet has so many other possibilities if you look beyond it’s intended function. I altered one into a photo frame and with the trivet being so inexpensive, I thought it would be great to make one for every season. Sure it can’t be used to hold hot items anymore once you alter it, but I’m sure you agree with me that it looks so much better as a photo frame!
Here’s what you need to get started:
- A Trivet – I used a cork type
- Fall digital images – I used Pamela Donnis set called Fall Felt
- Digital paper - I used one of papers from Madame Wing & Amanda Kay’s Fallin’ For You paper pack
- Craft Glue
- Utility Knife
- Claudine Hellmuth Studio sticky-back Canvas
- Sentiment Stamp – I used Unity’s September Kit of the Month
- Nestabilities or Punch to punch out your sentiment
Step 1: Print out the digital paper and images you’d like to use. To utilize as much of paper as possible, I placed several leaves and acorns.
Step 2:I added craft glue to the trivet and paper on top…here’s what mine looks like before I adhered the paper – by the way, I found the trivet below at Ikea, 3 for a $2.99!
Step 3: Turn your trivet over and with a utility knife cut excess paper off.
Step 4: Cut out the leaves and acorns and turn your trivet over so the digital paper side is facing up. Add photo, leaves and acorn.
Step 5: On a piece of canvas, stamp your sentiment, and cut it out with the die or punch. Next, you’ll want to use some ink to ink up the edges.
Step 6: Adhere the sentiment to the front of the trivet and finish it off with another acorn. You are done and ready to display it!
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Other Articles by Carolina:
- A Carrot Treat - March 7th, 2011
- The Perfect Embellishment - Paper Roses - January 3rd, 2011
- Great Things Come In Small Packages - December 29th, 2010
- Deck The Halls With Some Digital Cheer! - December 6th, 2010
- Hostess Thank You Gift - October 30th, 2010