Wednesday, 4 September 2013

SUOC 78: Upcycled Vintage Frame

The SUO Challenge this week is all about ribbons and bows! In moving my craft room's location recently, I found myself going through my stash of embellishments, and  uncovered a lot of reasons to be playing with ribbons and bows.

I found this wooden frame at a thrift store and decorated it with some flowers and other embellishments. It already had a lovely crackle finish, so I only added to and updated the center portion with a whole host of different materials. 

Stamps: Lovely Little Labels, You're a Gem
Ink: Cherry Cobler, Soft Suede
Paper: White Naturals and Ivory Naturals cardstock, corrugated cardboard
Tools: Fun Flowers die, glue gun, mini scallop punch
Extras: mini library clips, vintage trinkets, ribbon sliders, antique brads, other retired hardware, twill tape and natural trim ribbon, corduroy buttons, linen thread, antique tags

I covered the background with an off-white burlap material, and layered the flowers on top. 

This is a project that had been in the back of my mind for awhile but I could never seem to commit to certain colors. I stumbled upon this frame in the second hand store, and found a fun way to re-purpose it with my stash of embellishments.

Oh those Fun Flowers are addictive to play with! So many possible combinations!

Hope you had a great long weekend!


  1. What a FUN idea and great way to use that old frame. I love the many ways you used ribbons on your flowers. Thanks for sharing with SUO Challenges.

  2. Oh, this is gorgeous!! Love the use of the vintage frame along with all of the flowers, ribbons, bows and embellishments- what a wonderful accent piece! Thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges :-)

  3. Oh how absolutely WONDERFUL!!! So many little details adding up to a STUNNING frame! Thanks for joining the SUO Challenge!

  4. LOVELINESS!!!! What a great little vintage work of ART!!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous framed project! Love all the texture. thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenges.

  6. How pretty is this home decor piece! I love it! Thanks for playing along with the ribbon & bows challenge on SUO Challenges this week!


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