24 September 2010

Off the page

I don't do many off-the-page projects, so the Home Decor 101 challenge at My Scrapbook Nook took me way out of my comfort zone. The requirement was to make a frame from a household item. This is what I did:

1 ~ I measured and cut three equal sized panels from the sides of a tub of Cadbury Drinking Chocolate (there's always a tub of this in my cupboard!) I had to use tin-snips because the cardboard was very thick and foil-lined.

2 ~ I painted a coat of gesso to prime the surface for painting.

3 ~ I added a thick coat of paint.

4 ~ (I forgot to take a photograph) I painted a coat of Mod Podge, and decoupaged a single layer of paper napkin all over, folding the edges inside the frame panels.

5 ~ I glued the photographs into place from the inside.

6 ~ I decorated the outside with flowers, buttons, rub-ons and pearls.

7 ~ I cut down an empty soda bottle to fit inside, filled it with decorative stones and added a candle, so it can be used as a centrepiece on our coffee table.


  1. i want one!!! (a hot chocolate AND a otp frame! lol) xox

  2. oh perfection!!! now to drink all my hot chocolate quickly. really love this!!!!

  3. really a cool idea. Its beautiful!
    thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I appreciate it!


  4. Oh so very clever...I love all your scrap pages as well. Wonderful layouts and papers.


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