Sunday, September 19, 2010

Homemade art for sister

Yesterday my parents, gramma and I went to visit Kayla at school. Her birthday is on Tuesday, but we thought it would be better to go up the weekend before. (I will post all about this on Tuesday!!) I made her 2 things, and I thought I would share the cool art I made for her. This is what you will need:
3 pairs of old glasses, a shadow box, 6 pictures and hotglue. I did change it, and you don't need the modge podge after all.

First, place a piece of paper over the lense of the glasses and rub around the edge of the glass to trace the shape of the glass. Cut it out, and mark which one is for the right lense.
(sorry about the awful pictures, the lighting is awful in the craft room at night!)
Originally I was going to modge podge the picture to the front of the glasses, but then I decided to attach it to the bottom.

After you put them on the botton, put a strip of hotglue around the lenses to keep the picture from falling out
(that's hot glue)
Next, attach the glasses with hot glue to a piece of scrapbook paper 
 And then hot glue the paper to the back of the picture frame (because the glasses are so heavy pull the paper down.

Put in frame
Double check the glasses (in the day) for strands of hot glue. (which I didn't and saw after she opened it) I fixed it right then and there.
Cute girl. 
I think she liked it!! Happy almost birthday sister!! oxox

 I am linking this art to the lovely blog parties listed here: 


  1. That is so cute! Hmm, I've seen a few pairs of old glasses at my thrift stores, maybe I'll try it!

    Did you redo your blog? It looks great if you did!

  2. Super cute!!! What a fun piece of artwork :)I love it!!

  3. how fun! thats a cool idea... and im good at losing and then refinding sunglasses a few times every year... SO this would be a free project for me!

  4. I love that! Such a creative way to switch up giving pictures!

  5. This is the cutest thing ever! So clever....


  6. My best friend would LOVE this! Im gonna have to try it out. Check out my blog if you get a chance.

  7. So in love with this and i'm going to try a variation for my sunglasses-loving cousin's bday! i'll let you know if it works out!

  8. LOVE THIS! i gotta find some shades!...

  9. Such a cool, unique idea. I am highlighting this at Grab my "featured" button.

  10. That is a fabulous idea! I really really really really really like it. :-)

  11. I really super-duper like this idea!!

  12. Adorable! SO creative and fabulous gift idea!

  13. so cute :) come on over and link up to MMM!

  14. WOW! what a fantastic, original idea, love it :)
    Will be adding this to my favourite tutorials list :)

  15. You've been ReFabbed! I love this project so I've shared it ... take a look:

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