I started with two cheap-o frames I found at Goodwill this last weekend -- they were matching frames -- and for 2.00? How could I have passed them up??(plus I actually kind of liked the saying on this one -- it convinced me to buy it) So I removed everything, like the glass and picture. Then I spray-painted each frame - one red, and one blue.
I took some Independence Day Scrapbooking paper (which after I bought and cut up realized I had a ton of 4th of July themed paper in my stash -- oh well) and cut it down to the frame size. I then put the back of the frame back on and got ready to attach my red, white and blue stars.
Next I attached a hook -- you know like a jewelry hook that goes into a wall or something? I had spray-painted it black since we only had gold ones. Then I hung the stars from the hook and began to strategically place my stars around the frame. I glued them to the frame since I wanted them to stay put -- but you could let them hand down if you wanted.
Finally I attached the frames together using some twine glued to the back of each. I decided to hang it on my front door -- but it may move. I haven't decided yet.
The Cost Breakdown:
Wooden Stars: $2.49
Scrapbook Paper: $.59 x 2 = $1.18TOTAL: $5.66
Note -- If I had one of those heavenly Silhouettes I would have put "Welcome" on one of them -- but since my freehand is pretty scary I left them blank. :)
I'm linking this up to the CSI 4th of July Themed Challenge:
Also - a HUGE thank you to the gals behind Fireflies and Jellybeans for spotlighting my solar lights yesterday! They have a wonderful blog that spotlights TONS of other crafty crafters.