I am so excited to share these Accessory Frames with you all! Plaid recently sent me a box full of Plaid products as inspiration to make a project (so awesome!).
I instantly thought of making some accessory holders for my 3 girls’ plethora of hair and jewelry items. All the supplies I used can be found at Walmart. Have you been to the craft department at Walmart recently? I was pleasantly surprised when I visited the Plaid section of the craft department while looking for my supplies… there was so much to choose from at a great price! Anytime I go to Walmart now I know I will be spending a large amount of time looking at all the craft supplies!
Since I was looking for something to hold the girls’ accessories I went over to look at the frames that they had. I searched for ones that I thought would be perfect and ended up buying the 3 frames in the picture! I am sure that it looked kind of funny to have these all out on the floor, but I had to figure out which sizes that I needed!
Here are the supplies that you will need to create your own:
Folk Art Acrylic Paint in colors of your choice to paint the frame
Scrap book paper
Plaid Paint brushes for paint application
Plaid Foam Applicator Set
Paint Primer (spray or brush on)
1- 13 opening collage frame (18.5 inches by 8.5 inches) from Walmart
1- 5 opening Collage Frame (this is the long one) from Walmart
1- 8×8 inch shadow box frame from Walmart
staple gun or really strong permanent glue like super glue
Ribbed Shelf Liner- non adhesive (the kind with holes in it)
Directions for the Accessory Frames:
First remove the paper mats and glass from the frames. The bigger one you might have to hammer out- please be careful when doing this. I covered the frame with plastic then (with gloved hands) I hammered out the glass right inside the trashcan. This seemed to work well. The next thing that you will do is prime the frames so they will be ready to paint. If these were white frames I wouldn’t have needed this step, but with the black I used a white primer.
I painted my frames with the Folk Art color “Calypso Sky” from Plaid. The paint was so smooth and easy to apply. I just LOVE this color. It is so bright and cheerful which is perfect for my girls! I only used one coat and applied a little more once it dried to any of the areas that needed a little extra paint.
You just twist the roller right onto the paint bottle and squeeze the paint through…
Once the strips are dry then you will need to super glue or staple them using a staple gun to the inside of the frames. I liked using the staple gun, but make sure that your staples are not too long or they will go through the frame! For the necklace holder I used cup hooks and just screwed them on. They will go through the back of the frame, but this wasn’t a problem since the glass and pictures were not on the frame. (there was enough space in the back to compensate).
Then just assemble the frames together again and place on your wall. Isn’t it pretty? I just love how it turned out!
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