Nov 4 2011Kristen here today with a beautiful ( and pretty quick) autumn frame. I found this simple standing frame on clearance at my local craft store. Even if you don’t have something just like it, don’t give up on re-creating a frame of your own. This frame can be easily duplicated using a shadowbox frame. They have become so popular, one should be easy to find at your local craft store. ( I also think my frame looks very much like a clock base- so perhaps you might find something similar around the clock aisle of your store.
To begin, I simply painted my plain frame. I used an Adirondack dabber, in a hazelnut color, I like the red tones it picks up against my design.
I also used a sponge and some Chocolate chip brown ink to ink the edges of my leaves and my flowers. It gives a beautiful touch and brings out the layering more in the flowers.
I cut my pumpkin out and layered both leaf and flower cuts at the top and bottom of the pumpkin. Then I added some pretty raffia, which reminds me of straw and is perfect for this time of year. I also added berry stems, I load up on these pretty stems once the stores start putting out the Christmas items. I find I use them year round. The berries/balls stay on well, and one large stem usually has 5 or more smaller stems on it, making a $1-2 stem really thrifty. I cut the stems apart to store them since they are usually on a large piece of sturdy wire.
You can see that I also covered the sides and back of my frame. This way I can display it anywhere and it will look beautiful with my other fall decor items.
I kept my frame outside on the simple side, only adding a small rick rack at the base of the frame. I didn’t want to add too much and distract from the pretty pumpkin on the inside.
I hope you have enjoyed my pumpkin frame today and that it gets you thinking of your own Fall decor items to create!
Cricut Expression 2 Electronic Cutting Machine
Gypsy Handheld Device
SHIFT in sizes 1.82and 2.06 inches using patterned paper SHIFT in sizes 1,1.24,1.59,1.82 inches, cutting two of each size using gold and teal patterned paper TAG SHIFT cut at 4×6 inches, cut in orange cardstock tag cut at 4×6 inches, cut in orange patterned paper
Stems/Raffia/Buttons/Twine/Rick Rack: craft supply
Paint: Adirondack (hazelnut)
Foam Tape: Glue Arts