Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Paper,Magnets, Frames and Acorns....

My hubby was gone last weekend. So once the kids went to bed, I wanted some mindless crafts to occupy my time.

I decided to increase my fall decor with a few new easy to make items.

First magnets.  Can you say SUPER EASY?
All you need is some cute paper
Some glass circles
Mod podge
Magnets
Glue (I used Gorilla Glue)



All you need to do is:
1. Cut out your paper to fit on the underside of the glass. 
2. Put some Mod Podge on the glass, place the paper (decorated side down, so you can see it through the  
    glass, then a little more Mod Podge over the paper.
3. Once it is completely dry, glue on your magnet.






Craft #2 ~ an acorn embelished frame.   I saw this in my Better Homes and Gardens (click the link to see the actual frame that was in the magazine) mag. 

You will need:
 Acorns ~ I purchased fake ones at a local craft store for super cheap.

A Frame ~ once again, I bought an inexpensive set of 3 at Ikea one time when I was there.
Glue ~ out came the handy dandy glue gun.
Time

Here's what you do....

1. Spray paint your frame if need be.  I painted mine a dark brown.

2.  Ready your acorns.  I tore apart my acorns and just used the caps.
3.  Glue your acorns to your frame. 


4.  Breathe a sigh of relief when you finally get them all glued on.  ☺



I actually kind of like it with out a picture in it:




But, it does look pretty good WITH a picture too!




I'm linking up here, so check them out!



 
Polly Want a Crafter
 

6 comments:

Jennifer Juniper said...

I'm always restless when my hubs is away for the night. I love that frame with the acorn caps!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I have made those magnets... easy and cute! I am lovin' the acorn frame. It is SO cute... and I ♥ acorns! :)

Richella said...

I love that acorn frame! I think my subscription to BH&G must have run out; I haven't seen the last couple of issues. I'm glad you showed us this cool craft!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great projects! The frame turned out nice, great job1

Terrell said...

Totally adorable!! You're so creative! The acorns are the perfect fall touch :) I'm so excited to be your newest follower of your sweet blog and I would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Be sure to link up your creations each week at my Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

I love these....those magnets are so cute! I could so make that frame right now....there are so many acorns in my driveway. I might do that sometime this week.