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Topic: **TUTORIAL** EASY bday present from found objects  (Read 2422 times)
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mandajane
« on: October 02, 2007 03:10:35 PM »

Ok so here's how this came about...

-it's my little brother's 18th bday today
-he loves the FL gators
-i'm BROKE.

I had a gator's tshirt that i used to wear *and stole from my bro lol* but don't anymore because it has become full of holes (mostly on the back)
We also have several old picture frames under the shed that nobody's using.. so i combined the two (and spent $0!!):
He loved it btw Smiley

(the shirt isnt really see-thru, my flash caused that lol

In case anyone is interested in how i did this, i'll include a tutorial for ya!

TUTORIAL:
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Materials Needed:
  - Frame
  - Cardboard (if the frame does not have a cardboard back)
  - T-shirt
  - Stapler or glue (I used both)
  - Scissors
  - Wood polish (optional)

1. Cut some cardboard to fit the frame. (if you dont have any already) And polish the frame if needed.
2. Cut out the part of the shirt you want framed. Be sure you cut it slightly larger than the piece of cardboard so the edges will fold behind it.
3. Place shirt panel over the cardboard, then fold the excess fabric around the back.
4. Staple edges. Keep staples right on the edge so they wont show from the front.
5. Place cardboard in frame and hang on the wall! 
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pinkyswear
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007 03:21:41 PM »

good idea!
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KissyJo
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2007 07:52:39 PM »

this is such a great idea.
may make my nephew something like this for xmas - with a tshirt from his fave band
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007 08:15:38 AM »

GREAT idea......my husband has an old Steelers shirt that is just screaming for something like this.
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I was off to save the world....until I was distracted by something shiny.
nerdlover
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007 02:30:26 PM »

Easy wall art, love it!
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freebyrdz
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2007 03:05:46 PM »

That is an awesome idea! I will probably do the same for my sports addicted son! Thanks!!!
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