Miscellany

Mr. & Mrs. Frame

for  Craft Marketing Connections, Inc.

size: 12"x14"x2"

  • Mr. & Mrs. Frame

Materials

  • Make It: Fun Foam Blocks*: 15/16”x11-7/8”x17-7/8”, 7/16”x11-15/16”x11-15/16”
  • Design It: SimpleStyle Embellishments*: Natural Burlap Roll; Jute Twine
  • Circular die cut letter tags, 1”, black and silver
  • Silver bulldog clip, 2-1/4”
  • Wedding photo, 5"x7"
  • Black metal easel (optional)

Tools

  • Design It: Tools*: Foam Cutter, Floral Shears
  • Design Master Sprays: Antique Gold ColorTool Metal, Flurry ColorTex
  • Adhesives: Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue and Tacky Spray, foam mounting tape, glue gun with sticks
  • * Products available from FloraCraft

Basic Supplies

  • straight pins, craft knife, scissors, yardstick, permanent marker, fine or medium point
  • 1. For ease in marking and cutting, leave plastic wrap on larger foam block. Measure and mark foam to 12"x14", marking on wrap with marker. Mark another square, inset 2" from first, to make 8"x10" opening. Score top surface of wrapped foam using craft knife, cutting through wrap and into foam about 1/4" along all cutting lines. Remove and discard plastic. Cut along scored lines to remove excess foam and frame opening using cutter. (Note: Keep knife perpendicular to surface so cut does not become angled.) Cut thin foam backing sheet to 10"x12".
  • 2. On protected surface in well-ventilated area, lightly spray all sides of backing sheet with two light coats of Antique Gold; let dry. Spray all sides of frame with two light coats of Flurry; let dry.
  • 3. Cut burlap to 10"x12". Spray one side of backing sheet with tacky spray, align burlap panel to foam, and adhere. Let dry.
  • 4. Cut five 54" lengths of jute. Wrap around frame walls as shown; tie in knot, leaving 2" frayed tails. Place frame face down onto work surface. Center backing sheet on frame with burlap side down; adhere using tacky glue. Let dry.
  • 5. Adhere clip in opening using glue gun; let dry. Arrange and hang die-cut letter tags on frame using straight pins. Adhere tags in place using foam tape. Hang photo from clip. Display frame on easel if desired.
  • Tip
  • 1. Have a horizontal photo? Just turn frame 90 degrees and reposition clip. This layout allows for more letters - consider using first names or adding shared surname.