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Topic: My first post!! Picture frame from a recycled cereal box and CD jewel case  (Read 3408 times)
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« on: October 31, 2004 08:27:07 AM »

Hi!  I just found out about this website and I've spent all my free time the past few days reading all the back posts.  I am so impressed (intimidated!) and very inspired by all of the great projects on this site.  I'm hooked - such great art and such nice people!

This frame isn't my finest work but it was a picture I had available.  I hope this image-posting and linking works...


I cut the frame, the back, and a stand from an empty box of Cheerios.  The "glass" I cut (using my scalpel) from a CD jewel case.  It had some scratches in it but you can't tell once it's in the frame.  I covered the frame in handmade mulberry/saa paper from Thailand and glued it all together using some multipurpose glue.  I left the frame undecorated mostly because I wanted the focus to be on the picture inside, and also because I couldn't think of anything I really wanted to decorate it with.

thanks for reading/looking!  I'll be posting lots of questions and hopefully new projects soon!
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2004 08:28:03 AM »

wow, thats a great idea! welcome to craftster Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2004 10:48:57 AM »

That is really, really beautiful.

So how are you keeping the whole thing together? Can we see a photo of the back?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2004 09:45:13 AM »

That is really, really beautiful.

So how are you keeping the whole thing together? Can we see a photo of the back?

I'm sorry I don't have a picture of the back right now - I can add it later.  but to explain, I just cut 2 5"x7" rectangles from the cereal box, then in the front one, cut a 4"x6" rectangle out of it (making a frame of 1"x1" all around) and then glued the cd cover in, then ran a bit of glue around the edge of 3 sides, leaving one side unglued for the picture to be inserted.  then - and this is key - I left it to dry under a stack of books overnight.  The first time I got impatient and the pieces came unglued.  After I left it overnight, it was solid.

thank you for liking it. 
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2004 10:53:39 AM »

wow...great frame...you are super crafty! I would have never thought to make a frame from a cereal box and jewel case - Right On!!  It looks beautiful, and I think it looks great plain.

Keep up the craftin'


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