Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Easter Dress Turned Photo Mat!

Hello! I am still alive I promise, just been really REALLY busy, and needed a break from my rocking horse redo. 

So have you ever had an outfit that your child has worn that you fell in love with? Of course you have! And then guess what happens, THEY OUTGROW IT! I fell in love with my daughters Easter Dress right off the bat! It was supposed to be a Christmas dress so it was on clearance for 4 bux!!!! I love thee Target…

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Look at that great fabric! So after Easter I started brainstorming ideas and came up with this! I would turn it into a mat for one of her photos! Lucky me I had this frame that I scored last year for 2 bux!frameb4edit

It had a Patina greenish color to it though, so I rubbed some antique glaze over top and love how it came out. I then took out the old picture broke the glass (I replaced it by buying another cheap frame….)  And purchased a mat for under 2 dollars. You then wrap the new mat like you would a gift and attach with spray adhesive!


See the slight difference in color of the frame? (If you need any more direction on adhering the fabric let me know). Make sure you iron the fabric first it makes a huge difference.





I had just shot her second birthday pictures so I had this blown up. (I ordered my print from Wal-mart, they actually use a very hi quality printer, I use to work at a portrait studio and it is the same one we used there!)



So what do you think???  I am in love, and now will have the dress forever!!! So do you have any old clothing you’d like to preserve?

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  1. I love it...I (well actually my aunt b/c I can't was my idea does that count as creativity lol) made my mom a blanket outta my stepdads clothes when he died and it came out so nice I wanted to make myself one outta the kids old, special clothes...think I'd like to do one or two of the photo mats too tho!!!

  2. How very cute..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!

  3. Cool! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!


  4. Ok - now that is creative and neat!!! Thanks so much for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party! I would never thought of this!!! Too creative!

    See you on Friday to plant more seeds!

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  5. What a fantastic idea - I have several outfits I could do that with!