Plastic Frame Ornament
One of the simplest finishes has to be using a plastic ornament frame. These come in all types of finishes, from simple colors to metallic finishes. Some have a clear plastic inlay, but I never use those – there isn’t enough room to put spacers between it and my stitching, and I worry that, over time, the stitching will get damaged. I have purchased lots of them from Ebay – it’s a convenient source all year long. Craft stores generally only carry them during the holiday season.
1. Some frames come with a pre-cut backing piece, if not, cut one (from foam board or acid free cardboard) to fit your frame.
2. Trim your stitching to fit the backing. Use a narrow bead of clue just around the very edge.
3. Place in frame and run a bead of glue around the edge to secure in place (or else you may constantly be replacing it – they tend to pop out!)
Of course, you can embellish the frame – use glitter, ribbon, lace, sequins, tiny buttons or charms.
And don’t overlook other re-purposed items for frames. I have some ornaments done years ago framed in wooden drapery rings (packed up at the moment, so no pics :-(.
And I like to use canning jar lids for a country look.
What is the most unusual ornament frame you have seen?