I got this box frame given because the giver "thought I would be able to do something with it", the glass was broken so I took that out and popped it into my box of glass for fusing and stained glass work. Then there was the frame.....
It sat in my craft room for a while, waiting for inspiration to hit.
Then I decided I would make a charity donation to the Animals Refuge, where Ruby came from. Obviously we paid our cash donation as per, but I just wanted something a little extra for their gift shop.
So I took the frame.
Removed the back board and decopatched it in a pretty purple paper. I mix PVA with a bit of water for the glue base and also use that as the varnish too.
Slapped it on...
Then I left it to dry before popping it back into the frame.
My business cards (method in my madness, which I shall explain later on) with holes punched in, how many can I fit in the frame space? 24 in total. I mark the spots where the holes are with a Sharpie pen.
And stick clear push pins into it. They were tricky to get in due to the varnish on the paper, but got them through with a little twiddling about.
Yep, that's the look I was going for.
But need to do something about the sharp sticky out pins at the back. With a strong wire cutter I trimmed them off, but they were still a bit sticky outy and a touch sharp.
We had some corrugated plastic sheets from making our Guinea Pig cage back in December, so cut strips of that and with double-sided sticky tape, placed it over the pin ends.
Here stands a slight issue. The holes I have punched in the cards will not go over the pins. So, I need a larger hole cutter or a smaller pin.
A trip to Hobbycraft got me a 10mm circle punch at half price! Bargain.
Now for something different....
34 pairs of earrings, all made and put onto the cards. The reason that I used my business cards is that the nice white back gives a good plain background for the earrings, but anyone who buys a pair takes away all my details with them :) Always looking for a way to advertise ;)
Now to hang them up on the little pins. (with some in a bag as replacements)
ps: The Amazon links I've scattered throughout the page are affiliated if you click and buy I might get a few pennies - just so you know.