By now most of you know I love to alter and repurpose things. I don't really have a green thumb but I can go GREEN with the best of them. So this week, I decided to alter some things that I have been collecting. We all may have picked these up with intentions to make a project with them. Now I know these acrylic frames look rough around the edges, but trust me when I finish with them, you'll be able to see my diamonds in the rough.
Here are the diamonds, all fancied up.
I added patterned paper to the back of each frame where you would normally place a photo. For the frame on the left I added two black ribbon flowers that I created from some pleated satin trim. I created two paper flowers using two punches, a small and a large punch. Each flower has a little pearl in the center. I diecut paper frames for each frame and left the top portion of the frame open so that a picture can be added. I also added an image from some patterned paper to the frame on the left. A small post-it pad was added and a holder for a pen. This would make a lovely gift for someone to sit on their desk. The frame on the right was created with a school theme. It also has a frame to hold a favorite picture and post-it note pad and pen holder as well. This would make a nice gift for a teacher. So if you have been collecting these little diamonds or if you are inspired to just pick up some new ones at the store, these will make a great and purposeful gift for someone.