A "Re-Purposed" Christmas Tree - Frames and Buttons

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!

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 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.)  



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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.

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I also used the textured metal technique on this frame.

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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.

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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.  

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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
2.  Teaspoons
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
9.   Spatula

10. Clipboards




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13 comments:

  1. ADORABLE Carlene!! Love the use of the little frames...so creative!! I had to start a "lots of ornaments" board on Pinterest to keep track of all your fun ideas!! I am inspired :)

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  2. They are all pretty, my favorite is the bell frame!

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  3. I really like the little red frame with green buttons for the tree adorable.I found some Christmas cards a few years ago similar
    and sent them all out wish I had kept one anyway.
    Also the rose frame is wonderful

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  4. How do you come up with such awesomeness ? OMGOODNESS now you know I am going to have to try some of these. I love them …YOU are making me want Christmas NOW … TOODLES my friend and have a blessed blessed day … HUGS

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  5. It will look adorable! I once did a real tree that was small with popcorn garland, dried orange slices and walnuts that I painted like strawberries. I wish I could find the picture. That was YEARS ago! But I still remember it!

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  6. Ok well I couldn't decide which one to pin so I pinned all 3! I love them all... truly amazing Carlene!

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  7. So adorable! Love the red frame and the buttons. =)

    Jeanine

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  8. I like all the ornaments you made, very clever!

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  9. So cute! You've made some of the sweetest ornaments!!

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  10. That tree has got to be looking fabulous! Love these and the bell is my favorite!

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  11. Carlene I just love this idea. PINNED for next year. I love the small oval one with the bell!

    Cynthia

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