Monday, October 27, 2008

                   
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Hanging Teacher Picture Frames

Happy Monday and Happy 18th Anniversary to DH and me! Hope everyone had a good weekend! It went by so fast, as always, and I didn't get near as much done as I'd hoped to, grrrr! lol!

Above are some projects that I did get finished...some hanging picture frames for the craft fair. I made these with a "teacher" theme since I know a lot of people buy little teacher gifts at Christmas time. And, if they don't sell, I can give them as gifts to fellow teachers. hee! hee! Below shows one with a picture attached:


These were very simple to make. I cut the chipboard to 5 1/2" x 7" and used a Stampin' Up! gluestick to glue the patterned paper on the front and back. (For the back I used a coordinating print, like plaid or polka dot.) The glue stick works really well for this project, because once it dries, it makes it feel very thick and sturdy.

I threaded the buttons and glued them onto 3/4" magnets (my package of 50 says Magnetic 3/4" Buttons by ProMag Dyna-Mite). One magnetic button is on top and the mate is on the back side. I punched two holes at the top with the Crop-a-Dile, then fashioned the metal hanger out of 14 guage galvanized wire (a package of 100 feet was like $3.50 from Wal-Mart). The wire bends very easily, and I used wire cutters to cut it.

Here are photos (not the best photos, sorry!) of some of the others. I just used paper and coordinating accessories from my stash.






If you have any questions, please let me know! I'm running a little late this morning, so better skedaddle! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

10 comments:

~amy~ said...

Happy Monday Angie!!! Cute hanging picture frames!!! The dp's you used are a-dorable!! Happy Anniversary too!

Silli said...

Hi Angie, this is a great idea. I love the paper and the colors... Have a beautiful day. Bye, Silke

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! What a wonderful idea and love the paper you used!

Tara said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! :) Hope you get to do something fun!
love the picture holders...they are adorable...great idea! :)

2stampis2b said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your great project!

chloe said...

These are amazing Angie! I hope you submitted these somewhere? SO SO cool!!!

Ann said...

Happy Anniversary, Angie! :D

Love these--such fun papers and they'd make perfect little gifts!

Donna said...

what a great idea! they came out nice

kathleenh said...

Oh how cute! Good plan to make them up in a teacher theme.

Enjoli Bennett said...

Awwww...These are soooo cute! =) Great gifts! Happy anniversary!! =)