Okay, so sometimes I just like to go out of the box. Walk around the box. Dip my toe in the box and then go sit down for awhile and ponder the box. Or in this case this pedestal picture frame.
Let’s make a fun, super easy and very thrifty Itsy Bitsy Spider Frame! Remember, pick out any cheap frame whether from a thrift store or a dollar store.
I bought this years ago thinking it would be cute to paint and put in a picture. It was 50% off the $1.91 price. Couldn’t pass it up! And then it just got buried away at some point. Well, I recently discovered it and said, “How can I make that Halloweeny” ?
I decided the first step would be to paint the wood frame black and see if that kind of downplays the cute cut flower design. I had a cheapo bottle of black craft paint from Walmart for .59 cents and used that.
Okay, well, that looks a little bit better and in the direction I wanted to go. Now what?
More pondering occurred.
One day my mom and I stopped at a Goodwill store. They had a ton of brand new in packages of Halloween items. And most of them were yellow stickers and yellow sticker prices were 50% off. So, I found these 3 spiders and bought them for .49. YAY! Cheaper than the dollar store! I like that!! However, I did see these same spiders in a package of 3 at Family Dollar for $1.00. So, that’s a great deal as well.
Then I rummaged through my Halloween craft bin. Yes, one of the smartest things I did a few years ago was to buy a few of the large storage bins and designate them for craft/project items for each holiday. I took advantaged of the after holiday sales and was able to stock up the bins with all the different ribbons, paper, stickers, little doodads, florals even candles to use the following year. What’s nice about having these holiday crafting item bins is not only stocking up at a great price but, you can make different things any time of the year you want. You don’t have to wait until the stores get their holiday items in. You are ahead of the game this way!
Back to rummaging. I found some fake cobwebs and in my regular craft stuff I found this package of various glittery foam sheets. These are a Dollar Tree item.
I picked out this glittery green piece of foam and also cut out a piece of cardboard the size I needed for the insert where the picture would go.
Once the cardboard and the foam were cut to the same size I just hot glued them together.
Popped it in and secured it.
I knew the first spider was going to get hot glued to the center on the foam insert.
I glued the other two spiders into place.
Last step, get a little cobwebby with it! I did use a small dab of hot glue here and there just to tack the cobweb in place.
I bought a couple of these sparkly spider web placemats at Big Lots a month or so ago.
That’s all I needed! So, I spent about $1.50 out of pocket and the rest of the stuff I already had. That’s my kind of project!
Remember Halloween is a silly and campy holiday. This is the time to play and have fun. No magazine quality, perfectly staged, perfectly created, using the best materials and all the latest trendy items.
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