A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 302,375
Currently Running With Scissors:
573 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: $1 frame for a single Inchie!  (Read 4311 times)
Tags for this thread: inchie  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
odd_artist
WEIRD IS GOOD!
Offline Offline

Posts: 918
Joined: 04-Jul-2008

Twister of Minds


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: February 15, 2009 08:10:06 PM »

Okay - you have a whole bunch of Inchies, and have framed a bunch together, but you have one you would like to display all by itself, but how?
Here's a sweet little glass-fronted frame you can make in one hour for about a dollar! (sorry this pic is a bit fuzzy)


You head down to Michaels, and wander through their unpainted wood items until you find one of these:


You will only be using the lid for this project, so unscrew the hinge and pull straight out on the clasp, and set it aside.



Bend the tabs on the back to remove the 'back' of the frame. Now paint every surface that will show, and let dry.



To mount the Inchie, I put a piece of cellophane tape on the back of the inchie so it doesn't get damaged, should I decide to change the art someday, then I used double-sided foam tape to hold the art off the back for a layered effect:


Put the clasp back on the top to be used as the hanger,


pop the art into the frame and bend the tabs back down.
Hang, and enjoy!


Special thanks to Pupper for the great Robot inchie - it is perfect in it's new frame on my Face wall!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop!
NightOwl21
Offline Offline

Posts: 880
Joined: 28-Jan-2009

after all this time I finally show my true form


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009 08:19:07 PM »

janey mac! thats a clever idea to use that box from michaels as a frame.  Never in a million years would I have thought of that! AH so clever!  Brilliant work as well. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I now have 2 shops! Scandalous! Take a visit and enjoy Smiley

Jewelry and Wedding Accessories: http://www.somewearintyme.etsy.com

Crafts and supplies: http://www.squidooink.etsy.com

Wists: http://www.wists.com/nightowl21

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/somesquid
cclewis05
What matters is not the length of the wand, but the magic in the stick.~*Anonymous
Offline Offline

Posts: 455
Joined: 09-Nov-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009 08:52:56 PM »

Wow! What a awesome idea! good job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors.
-- Jim Morrison
melmakespretty
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009 10:03:11 PM »

Thanks for sharing! I love your face wall too.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

~*~*Come​ and visit our new collaborative craft blog Hand Made-n's!!*~*~
craftydame
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

i love glitter and glitter loves me.
Offline Offline

Posts: 6960
Joined: 19-Feb-2004

hi craftster! i've missed you!!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009 11:30:04 PM »

that's an awesome idea! i have a feeling that i'm going to be searching for boxes tomorrow.....
THIS ROCKS   Logged

check out my crafty blog!

i like exclamation marks.
odd_artist
WEIRD IS GOOD!
Offline Offline

Posts: 918
Joined: 04-Jul-2008

Twister of Minds


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009 07:24:01 AM »

I had spent several hours at Joanne's and Michael's searching for affordable frames for inchies, and it seems even their smallest frames were more than $4 even on sale, and would have dwarfed an ACEO as well. I originally hit the unpainted wood section to see if they had some 2 or 3 inch squares I could decoupage the inchies to, but when I saw that box, a light went on in my brain, kinda like the Keemo ACEO you see above the new frame on my face wall!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop!
IllusionsOfNormal
Offline Offline

Posts: 487
Joined: 17-Jul-2007

Some pursue happiness, others CREATE it!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009 05:39:31 PM »

That is totally awesome!  I can SO see making a little grouping of these frames for some of my favorite inchies...
Love it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

my wists:  www.wists.com/IllusionsOfNormal
fibreartist4life
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2009 07:48:07 PM »

Very clever way to encase a tiny treasure and I like that you did it in a way that you could change the contents if you choose to do so at a later date.  Have you found a use for the bottom of the box?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

odd_artist
WEIRD IS GOOD!
Offline Offline

Posts: 918
Joined: 04-Jul-2008

Twister of Minds


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2009 09:13:40 PM »

Quote
Have you found a use for the bottom of the box?
Nothing has come to mind yet - right now it's sitting nearby so I can drop little bits of inchie supplies in as I run across them. Why, do you have an idea?
I thought if I get enough box bottoms and other wooden containers, I could build a collection of shadowbox shelves to hang on the wall and put trinkets in.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop!
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 28753
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2014" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009 01:33:25 PM »

What a clever idea! That one little inchie looks so good framed alone like that.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Writing About Trauma to Counteract Collective Amnesia
John Scalzi on World-Building for Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
Looking Effortless Costs a Hefty Price
Candace Bushnell On The Gendered Stigma Single Woman Face
3 Things Parents Should Never Do When Potty Training
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Fabric Boxes
Tute Tuesday: A Pod of Narwhals
Hey, it's summer. Go outside!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.