Let’s Capture an Altered Frame and a Winner!

Hi everyone! I’m up over at Let’s Capture Our Memories today sharing an altered frame that I created with the Crate Paper Storyteller line. I love, love, love this line, and anything else from Crate Paper really.

I also want to announce that the winner of the Pretty Little Studio giveaway is Miriam Prantner! Congrats Miriam, please send me your mailing address so that I can forward it to Melissa over at Pretty Little Studio.

I got the frame from The Dollar Store. It is made of metal and you can change out the pictures by placing them on the frame with magnets. I liked the idea, I just found that the frame was a tad on the ugly side. Here’s a before shot.

Altered Frame Before

First, I covered the whole thing in three different patterned papers. To get the outline, I traced the frame onto the paper and then cut it out. Here’s a tip about tracing items, to get as close to the shape of the item as possible, use a mechanical pencil. You can get a much tighter outline with one of these than you can with a regular pencil or a pen.


I added the buttons and burlap twine to the right side of the frame by stringing the twine through one button, gluing it down with a glue gun and then stringing the other button through the far side of the twine and gluing that down with the glue gun. See the photos for a visual.


Please pardon my very yucky looking glue gun!


Almost there…


Here is a close up of the twine and button treatment. This treatment would also look great with a little Maraschino Baker’s Twine from The Twinery.


And, here is the final project.

Crate Paper Storyteller Altered Frame

The left side of the frame. Note the Tim Holtz bottle, it’s filled with beach sand stolen from St. Martin!

Crate Paper Storyteller Altered Frame

Here is the centre of the frame.

Crate Paper Storyteller Altered Frame

And, finally the far right hand side.

Crate Paper Storyteller Altered Frame

Crate Paper Clothespins 
Crate Paper Collection Pack
Elle’s Studio Handmade Layers
Crate Paper Buttons
Crate Paper Standouts
Tim Holtz Ideology glass bottle
Dollar Store Frame
May Arts ribbon and twine
Studio Calico wood veneer camera

Thanks for looking!