embellished frames from little birdie secrets

by @according2kelly on July 23, 2010

welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season. dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger, or should i say bloggers is the creative duo jessica & mandy the masterminds behind  the awe-inspiring little birdie secrets. jessica & mandy write…

We’re so happy to be a part of the Handmade Holiday Craft-A-Long, mostly because we’re in such good company! And also because I’m probably the biggest procrastinator in America, so I love the thought of getting a jump start on holiday gifts. This craft is quick and easy (it took me about 5 minutes), and will work for almost anyone on your Christmas gift list! (I’m thinking my husband would be less-than-thrilled with this–pretty sure I’m not alone on that one.) But think sisters, moms, friends, neighbors, and you’ve pretty much got the girly gifts covered!

Ribbon Embellished Picture Frame TutorialWhat You’ll Need:
*Any picture frame–I’m using wood frames I already had covered with paper or wall paper
*Coordinating ribbon–I used wired ribbon, but you can also stiffen non-wired ribbon with fabric stiffener if you want)
*Button
*Needle and thread (I used transparent thread so I didn’t have to match it!)
*Hot glue gun

1. Start by tying a knot in your ribbon, leaving some length on either end. Then tie a nice bow. Cut off tails at an angle.

2. If you’re using a ribbon stiffener, spray your bow now and arrange the tails how you want them. Allow to dry according to stiffener’s instructions.

3. Take your button and hand sew it on top of the center knot of your bow.

4. Apply a little hot glue on the back of the knot. Quickly place it on your frame. I centered mine along the top, but get creative! It might be cute off-centered or at the bottom.

That’s it!It would also be fun to make frames specifically for the holidays to get out with your decorations and show off those Santa pics each year. (I just couldn’t quite get in red-and-green mode to put together a sample!)

Here’s another example using a fabric rosette for the center of the bow (instead of a button). Pretty gorgeous, huh? The most beautiful part is how easy they are. Merry Christmas!

for more great ideas visit jessica & mandy at their blog little birdie secrets. their entire site is full of so many tutorials & creative ideas it will make your head spin! everything from vintage hankie projects, how to crochet flowers & butterflys to up-cycled cake platters.

about jessica & mandy: Little Birdie Secrets was born from the crafting obsession of friends living in the Pacific Northwest. It started with crafting playdates and blossomed into a place where we could share our ideas, knowledge, and finished projects with fellow crafters. Our mission is to share fun and creative crafting projects, tips, and tutorials to make crafting easier and more fun. Our main areas of focus are quilting, small sewing projects, kids crafts, home decor, and paper crafting. We hope our efforts will inspire you to be creative in every aspect of your life!

baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-ispired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #handmadeholiday.

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Hi Laura! A friend made the second frame. It is a wood frame covered with a piece of textured wall paper and then painted brown. They're easy to make if you can find cool textured wall paper! I haven't looked, so I don't have any advice there. But it's gorgeous, isn't it? :)

Laura Smith
Laura Smith

Thanks for the awesome tutorial! Such a great idea for Christmas presents! Can I ask where you got the second frame with the fabric rosette?

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