Recycled Puzzle Bubble Frame
Here’s a fun and creative way to frame one of those classic bubble bath shots! Grab some old puzzle pieces, paint and some craft gems and you are on your way. These easy and personalized frames make wonderful gifts for relatives.
Photograph for framing
Cardboard a little larger than your photo
4 Ice cream sticks
15 Puzzle pieces (will need more or less depending on puzzle piece size)
White & light blue tempera paint
Small piece of sponge
Iridescent and/or clear craft gems in small, medium and large
Small fish stickers
Using craft glue, adhere the photograph to the piece of cardboard. Use craft glue to attach the ice cream sticks around the photograph Trim cardboard so that it is just larger than the photograph. Set aside to dry.
Lay newspaper down on table and place puzzle pieces face up. Have the children paint the puzzle pieces white. You may need 2-3 coats for some depending on the darkness of the pattern on the puzzle pieces. Allow to dry. When dry, lightly sponge on light blue paint "here and there" all over the puzzle pieces.
Using hot glue, adhere the puzzle pieces to the ice cream sticks. Work your way around the frame, be sure that pieces overlap and do not leave any gaps between pieces.
After all pieces are glued in place, use hot glue to adhere craft gems around the frame. Alternate large, medium and small gems to look like floating bubbles. Decorate with two tiny fish stickers, if desired.
For a simple hanger, hot glue a piece of sturdy string or yarn across the back of the cardboard.
This craft is reprinted courtesy of Amanda Formaro of CraftsByAmanda.com.
Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. She loves to bake, cook and make crafts. She is the craft expert for FamilyCorner.com and Kaboose.com. You can see her crafty creations on http://craftsbyamanda.com" Amanda's Crafts by Amanda and her delicious recipes on http://www.amandascookin.com/ Amanda's Cookin'.