By Smitha Katti
Create this special frame to display your favorite memory and love of crafts. Don’t throw away that old frame, upcycle it into something special. If you are in search of home decor items that match your style, look no further, you can quickly and easily create your own. Use the new Amplify Mixed Media Shears from Fiskars to easily cut all the materials to make this gorgeous handmade frame.
• Amplify® Mixed Media Shears (6”)
• Amplify® Mixed Media Shears (8”)
• Metal sheets
• Photo frame
Adhere the felt onto the frame using rubber cement, or any other strong adhesive. Once the adhesive has dried, cut a notch in the center and carefully folded the center inside and adhere in place.
To decorate the frame, make some bright flowers. Using two fabrics: plain old cotton and old t-shirt fabric. The fabrics cut and fray differently, which makes the flower look fuller. Add color to the fabrics using ink daubers
or paint instead, and cut out rough circles using the Amplify® Mixed Media Shears.
To make the leaves, cut out leaf shapes from cork sheets, and then add metal tips to them. Finish them off with some glitter ribbon centers.