There is this wonderful place called the thrift store where I find plethora of random items begging to be revitalized into fun new things. On one of my trips to this crafter’s wonderland, I found some photo frames for a dollar. I initially used them as signage holders in my craft booth at shows, but they have served that purpose and it was time for another transformation.
Looking around my crafting area I found some old cork tiles (they used to hang in my cubicle at work, but I had long since taken them down and couldn’t bring myself to throw them out) and some yellow spray paint from another project.
The transformation process was super easy. I removed the back of the picture frame and the glass, then placed them on a tarp and added 3 layers of spray paint. Be sure to let each coat dry thoroughly before adding the next. After my frames were completely dry, I cut down the cork into 4” x 6” pieces using regular scissors. I inserted the cork into the frame and replaced the back. A few decorative thumb tacks and my project was complete.
I hope you found this inspiring and perhaps raid your stash to RE-repurpose one of your own items.
-Celeste, the AIM studios