One item that is seldom in short supply at the thrift shops in my town are frames, so it's no wonder that I use frames in my projects very frequently. Here I purchased a $2 frame and painted the frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen. Then I painted the stiff cardboard back with Ash from Fushion Mineral Paint. I then glued my Scrabble tiles on in a Christmas tree shape with ProBond glue. The glue dries clear but does shine a bit so I touched up with a small paint brush and more Ash paint where glue had oozed out from under the tiles. The star is a wood applique from Hobby Lobby.
This framed button tree is a project from 2012. This project has been pinned many, many times.
I made this postage stamp tree in 2014. These projects are easy.
I like the black background with the scrabble tiles, and it appears to be nighttime. This frame is not a standard photo frame size. The frame opening is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" so you could use a 5" x 7" frame to make this project.
Borrowing Susan Homeroad's Jenga/Scrabble Christmas tree ornament idea, I made several scrabble tile and jenga game ornaments last week.
Instead of using wire like Susan, I screwed a couple of eye screws into the jenga tile and tied on red gingham ribbon for a more traditional Christmas vibe. The scrabble tiles were added with a hot glue gun. I then clipped a plastic snowflake on the ribbon with a small clothespin.
These vertical jenga tiles have red plaid ribbon.
I also used jute twine on some of the ornaments.
This one has an upcycled moose clothespin ornament I made last year added to the twine.