Today I have three more re-purposed tree ornaments made from picture frames that I already had stored in a drawer.
This framed is from the Dollar Tree. I painted it white a few months ago for a project that I never completed. A fail!
I tried a rusty metal textured paint technique on this frame. (I will give you the details on this technique in my next blog post, but for now I will tell you it's Becky's technique from Beyond the Picket Fence.)
Then I simply just tied a piece of jute on each side of the top of the frame and clothespinned on a card of red buttons. The frame hangs in the trees by a ribbon. Very easy!
This oval, ornate frame was the next candidate for Christmas repurposing. I have had this little frame forever, and it was also unused in a drawer.
I also used the textured metal technique on this frame.
If you look back on the before frame photo, you will see a ring at the top of the frame. I added two jewelry ring connectors and added a vintage bell ornament. Then put a ribbon through the top of the original frame ring for hanging on the tree.
Ornament number three started with this red, wooden frame that I purchased thrifting for 25 cents. No glass or back.
I cut a piece of cardboard to fill the frame opening, and a piece of red and white ticking fabric the same size as the cardboard. I then used Mod Podge to attach the fabric to the cardboard.
When the Mod Podge was dry I added a screw in type loop or eye for the ribbon hanger. I glued on green buttons in the shape of a Christmas tree with Aleene's tacky glue layering a few of the buttons for more dimension.
The glue is all dry under the buttons, and this ornament is ready for hanging.
My re-purposed Christmas tree ornaments are costing me very, very little. But how will my tree look with all repurposed ornaments? Only time will tell!
The other re-purposed ornaments in the series:
Re-purposed Christmas Ornaments:
1. Zinc Jar Lids
3. Ice Cream Scoop
4. Crystal Salt & Pepper Shakers
5. Jello Mold Ornaments
6. Anthropologie Inspired Shakers
7. Miniature Listerine Bottle
8. Biscuit Cutter Snowman