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Monday, July 2, 2012

Easy Metal Flower Frames {tutorial}

With Christmas six months away yes I said it gift making is on the brain. Some things can be used anytime of the year. Picture frames are always popular.. I have done a few here on my blog like my pine cone Shabby Chic picture frames.



While on a trip to the dollar store I came across colorful metal flower hooks. I thought they would be cute if I painted them. Remember chalk paint goes on virtually everything! Then I could hang these in my wannabe craft room!



When I took them home a light bulb went off. I love the hand cut metal flowers that adorn picture frames, but they are a lot of work. What if I could use these? They needed to be changed up a bit though.


First thing to go was the middle piece. Cut with a wire cuter.


Next cut off the back hook. You will need some muscle for this one!


The flower will look like this. I did a pink and yellow one. Remember you can paint any color you want!

Now they look boring like this so I fluffed up the petals by bending them forward.


Here is one of the yellow ones. I love that the flowers look like the old Italian chandelier I repainted!

Grab a canvas. Rip off the canvas and you have a wooden frame. A great idea in itself! Many possibilities. You can find them cheap at bargain stores. They are all wood. Add some paint!



 Now to attach the flower. I found these really cool concrete nails. They will become the stamen.


 Hammer on to the corner of the frame or wherever you see fit.


 
 Attach eye hooks to the inside of frame on either side. Twist wire through to hang photos on.




Or you can just use it as a frame. Either way it is a cute gift for any occasion. 



Can you think of other ways these can be used?
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8 comments:

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

So cute! Have a great week!

Take care,

Trish

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

These are smashing! And I'm right there with you thinking about Christmas. YIKES!

{northern cottage} said...

wow - well done girlie! what a wonderfully unique use of something for a big ol buck - looks WAY more expensive & custom than that! xo

thistlewoodfarm said...

I saw some flowers like that and I totally want to glue a bunch to the bottom of a lampshade!

What a fun idea!

blessings,
karianne

Lesley said...

Awesome. Gives me an idea for something. If I do it, I will post about it and show your project too. lol But first I gotta find the time for the idea. lol

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Super cute, Deneen! And what a great idea!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Cute! I'm certainly going to be on the lookout for metal flowers to repurpose!

One More Time said...

So Cute