Thursday, April 11, 2013

DIY Picture Frame Ring Holder

Forever and a year ago I came across this picture on Pinterest and was blown away by the idea






Why the heck didn't I think of this? The idea is so simple but soooo genius at the same time!

When I went to the source I realized it was a store bought frame from Kohls.  I knew I could probably find a similar frame if I looked hard enough, but being the project loving gal I am I decided to tackle this one myself

I got a small wood frame and painted it white.  I completely forgot to take a "Before" shot of the frame but I'm sure you can use your imagination to picture a plain old ugly frame.  Think "builder grade kitchen cabinet" color

This project was also a good excuse to invest in some mass amounts of pearls and gems





Then the fun began.  I glued every single one of those suckers on...one by frickin one.





Please excuse my grimy work station.  This is literally the same "lap desk"  we've had in my family since who knows when. Literally....I'm pretty sure it's older than me.  I don't remember a time not having it.  I think it belonged to my 2 oldest sisters and considering I'm the baby and younger by 12 years.....the thing is pretty damn old.  But it has held up like a champ and I kept it....apprently I love it?  I think the cuts, sticky glue areas, and marker marks give it some character.   Or does that just make it dingy?

Anywho....just keep gluing. Just keep gluing. What do we do we gluuuue!   Can you tell I'm pumped for the release of Finding Dory?   We only have to wait until the end of 2015...Crimony!

After you are done gluing, cut a piece of scrapbook paper or fabric to fit inside the frame.  I glued the paper to cardstock to make it more sturdy. 

Take a pearl pin and position where you want it on the paper and push through.  Once it's through bend the pin down straight so it lays flat and hot glue it into place like this





Then after hours and hours of gluing and burning yourself....you're done!



I made this for a friend that's getting married.  I really want one for myself considering how I put my ring in a cup right now....but I'm usually only willing to commit to a labor intensive project once.  The second time I just get annoyed and bored and get a "been there, done that attitude"    Just blame it on my ADD babayyy.  (name that song!)

Sooo...back into the cup my ring will go




15 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! Your friend will love it!

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    1. Thank you! It seemed to be a hit =)

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  2. Oh but so worth the glueing! To be honest I did one of those phone covers with the gems and pearls before blogging and I know what you mean it is hours of work. Worse part for me, I didn't fit my darn phone and I had t give it away! Your friend will ADORE it!

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    1. I've sooooo been wanting to make a phone case. Bought one but just haven;t gotten the "oomph" to do it yet. Maybe someday soon I will finally tackle it lol

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  3. What kind of glue did you use? Did both engagement ring and wedding band fit onto this or would two frames be necessary? Lastly...was the groom jealous? lol :-P I want to do this TONIGHT for a bridal shower on Sunday.

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    1. I think both would fight ok, but another option could be to put two pins instead of just one. And I just used regular old hot glue.

      Put on a movie while you do it :)

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  4. Where did you get your pearl beads?

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    1. They are from the jewelry section at Michaels

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  5. Love this! I made one last night after seeing this on Pinterest and I was able to whip it out pretty fast, wish I could post a pic as I did a bunch of different color pearls!

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    1. Oh I bet it is so cute with all the different colors! I would love to see it if you email it

      gottaluvcupcakes@gmail.com

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  6. I have read your blog and got nice information about Ed Heck's Art Framing and beautiful colorful. Thanks!

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  7. "Sail" AWOL nation!!!!! Love it too!!

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  8. So easy and cute! Thanks for the inspiration. I'll definitely be using this for our new office/homework room redo.
    London Framing

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