Thursday, October 17, 2013

Picture Frame Halloween (or Christmas) Ornaments

Here's a great way to have pics of the kids through the years on display for Halloween. I love the idea of using small picture frames as ornaments and of course this is a great idea for Christmas too. Michaels actually had orange, black, white, purple and lime green frames in the $1.50 bin, all suitable for Halloween without painting. I chose to wipe the orange down with some Elmer's glue and very fine black glitter. Embellishments could be as detailed as you like. I think gluing on some number beads showing the year or childs age would be great!
My pic was from 1986 and was an instant Polaroid... Remember those? Anyone??? So I took it to Walmart and had copies made. I hear cutting the original is not a good idea.

The frames have a stand on the back, it stuck out and was visible after it was on the tree so that was trimmed straight. If at some point in time I want to place the frame on a table, it still stands up.
I hung it by wrapping string around the stand and looping it over a branch. Since these frames have a little weight to them they get nestled into the tree for a little extra support too.

There you have it folks, a fun way to bring back some seasonal memories and maybe a chuckle or two!
Have a happy day:@)

14 comments:

  1. Love your cute frame and ADORABLE trick-or-treaters Lynn! Have you ever taken a photo of a photo? I've done it several times it would would work pretty well for something like this. I edit the photograph pic in Picasa or you could use Picmonkey, to help it along, correct the exposure, remove any damaged spots.

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  2. I ran into a young man who was taking photos of his baby at a restaurant. On second glance, it was a Polaroid camera. I asked about it. He said it was from the 1960s and he purchased it at a garage sale a few years ago. It came with lots of film and it all still worked. Nostalgia!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. I like your frame, Lynn, and the photo is priceless. :) j
    And yes I do remember Polaroids! lol

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  4. Cute as can be...have a happy day, Lynn

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  5. Those must be your boys. I'd love to see an updated photo of them. You could make a new ornament.

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  6. So cute! This reminds me that I didn't get the photos of my kids in their costumes out this year... I wonder if they hid it from me?

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  7. Hi Lynn. Your photo project is precious. It won't be long before these holidays will be a busy time as always. I do enjoy this time of the year.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  8. What a cute Idea! I would love pics of Tiger in his costume each year framed on a tree or branch!

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  9. Framed and forever a sweet reminder of favorite memories, love it!

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  10. What a great idea. And that little bit of glitter really makes them pop! I haven't seen these frames in the neat colors...I'll look for them! Sweet hugs!

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  11. Love the frame, Lynn,, and especially the cutie pies in it!! The glitter adds the right amount of sparkle, too. Yes, I remember Polaroids quite well! Thanks for the idea and where to buy the frames.

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  12. I remember Polaroids too. We took a picture of a fisherman in the south Bahamas once who was making a boat by hand if you can imagine with no power tools. We asked if we could take a picture and he graciously accommodated. After the shot, he held out his had for the picture, thinking it was a Polaroid.

    Thanks for the frame ideas and where to purchase them. They are adorable.
    Sam

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