While I was at my Mom’s house I found these two ceramic pictures in her box of things to take to Goodwill.
I didn’t care much for the boy and girl images that were embedded in the ceramic but I did love the frame of the ceramic art. The detail was amazing and I knew I could turn them into something else. I thought about those frames for a few days and then decided that I would just cover the pictures with craft paper and then somehow hang new pictures on top. So, I gathered some supplies:
- Craft paper – two styles
- Curtain clips
- Double-sided tape
- Household GOOP
- Paper cutter
I first measured the inside of the pictures and then cut the scrap paper to size using the paper cutter. Using double-sided tape, I adhered the paper onto the frame. I used two slightly different metallic papers – one seems to have leaves and the other is more of a geometric pattern.
It took me a while to decide how I would hang things onto the frames. Then I happened to look up at the curtains in the kitchen while making dinner. My kitchen curtains are hung using the same curtain clips and I had exactly two extra clips in the basement. I cut off the metal ring that slips over the curtain rod using the pliers. I then applied a small bead of GOOP to the back of the clip and then pressed it down onto the paper-covered frame near the top edge. I let it dry overnight and now I have interchangeable art!
I was worried that the clips would pull the paper off of the frame but I used permanent double-sided tape and so far things have stayed put. A fun fact is that I didn’t know my Grandmother made these ceramic frames/art until I happened to flip them over and I saw my older brother’s name and her initials. She used to make a lot of ceramic things so I wasn’t too surprised that she made these but I’m thrilled that I was able to repurpose them into something that I would use in my own home.
Check back Monday to see one of the pictures in action.