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How-To: Two Crafty, Thrifted Frame ideas for Halloween!

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TWO Thrifted Frames ideas for Halloween!

thrifted frame craft supplies via @jennyonthespot
Frame Idea #1: THRIFTED FRAME YARN SPIDER WEB?

If you didn’t catch my video last week, about the things I gathered at Value Village, you really should (here). Because OH MY HECK THE TREASURES AND POTENTIAL!

Framed Yarn Spider Web by @jennyonthespot

I got the spider (a dozen, in fact!), the frame, and yarn all at Value Village. To make this you will also need scissors and masking tape. Remove the back of the frame and the glass. Turn the frame upside down.

Framed Yarn Spider Web by @jennyonthespot

Cut pieces of yarn at varying lengths, place corner to corner to corner or edge to edge, or corner to edge, taping down each piece of yarn as you go.

Framed Yarn Spider Web by @jennyonthespot

There’s no pattern to follow… just pretend you are a spider and make a web… OF YARN!

Framed Yarn Spider Web by @jennyonthespot

I used one of the spiders I bought at Value Village and placed it onto the web. My spider is a little furry *shudder*, so she just stuck right onto the thick, fuzzy yarn. I like the thick yarn, but yarn thickness is up to the web-spinner’s/creator’s discretion, or what one might score at Value Village!

Framed Yarn Spider Web by @jennyonthespot

I love this second idea because when Halloween is through, you can remove the insert and replace it with, say… a beautiful Fall leaf!

Idea #2: THRIFTED FRAME ART

Halloween-themed Thrifted Frame Art by @jennyonthespot

For this little project you need: thrifted frames, an old book, cutting mat, X-Acto knife, and black card stock. I got my frame and book at Value Village.

Halloween-themed Thrifted Frame Art by @jennyonthespot

Choose a page from your old book. If it’s a scary book, choose a passage that is scary or SPOOKY… if it’s a science book (like mine)… you might find the science-speak is even scarier than a scary book. Use the glass of your frame as a guide for the size you need to cut your page down to.

Halloween-themed Thrifted Frame Art by @jennyonthespot

Now this is the part that could be a bit challenging. I drew out my own words and cut them with my X-Acto knife with only the will of my free hand. Some folks might choose die cuts or have fancy machines, or you can poke around online for spooky downloads… like witch, crow, and/or Frankenstein silhouettes…

Halloween-themed Thrifted Frame Art by @jennyonthespot

But I like BOO.

BOO!

Halloween-themed Thrifted Frame Art by @jennyonthespot

Another option is painting the frame, say BLACK. However, I loved the gaudy gold. I think it says “Halloween” without literally saying “Halloween”…

And here are my thrifted, crafted treasures together. Being all craft, slightly spooky, but mostly charming by my fireplace…

Halloween-themed Thrifted Frame Art by @jennyonthespot

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7 Responses to “How-To: Two Crafty, Thrifted Frame ideas for Halloween!”

  1. Stephanie says:

    Those turned out really cute. I really need to use some of the old frames that I have sitting around to make some of these for my house.

  2. Krista Swan says:

    So cute, Jenny, and totally doable. I wonder if you could glitter the letters or other shapes in the 2nd one? Black glitter! 😉

  3. OOooh this would be a clever use of broken, old frames! Love it! Perfect for kids too!

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  5. Lena Eivy says:

    I love both of these. Great ideas – I can’t wait to try them with my 5 year old 🙂

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