{Before and After} Framed Tile and Cutting Edge Stencil Winner

I've got a small, inexpensive project to share with you today.  The whole picture only cost me a whopping 50 cents+tax!

I started with a .50 frame from the thrift store, spray painted it black, and distressed it. 

This is how it looked when I bought it.

The tile around the edge was leftover from our bathroom remodel.  It's only taped to scrapbook paper so if we ever need to use it it's still in good shape.  I dried a flower from my yard and glued two very small pieces of cardboard to the center back of the daisy so it 'floats' in the frame and then taped it to the scrapbook paper. 

Tip:  One summer I took a bunch of flowers from my yard and placed them in-between the pages of a large telephone book.  I just keep them there so whenever I need a dried flower for something I know where to find them.

The back is still in poor shape, but this picture hangs in my bathroom, so there wasn't any need to fix it up. 

The little plant was another great find.  It was on clearance for $2 because the greenery was falling out--I just pushed it back in and it was as good as new.  It was such a lucky find!

I like to keep this picture up all year round because it reminds me that my yard will green up again and Winter won't last forever, although some days it seems as if it might. :)  Hope this gives you some ideas!

Also, the winner of the Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway
(winning one stencil of her choice up to a $50 value) is Lisa Summerhays. 

Congratulations Lisa!!! 

A big thank you to Cutting Edge Stencils for giving away such a generous prize and to all of you who entered! 
 It was fun to read about all of your projects. :)

Today's Fabulous Find...Framed Tile

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Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

I love this project! I am crazy for those mosaic tile pieces and the flower from your garden is gorgeous.

lynn said...

love this idea, janet:) your dried flower is so sweet, and the $2 pot was such a bargain!

Jolyn said...

love it Janet!

Kara @ June & Bear said...

what a fun way to use tile. mosaic tile can be so pretty.

Lisa Summerhays said...

Cheap and fabulous, I love it!

Thanks again!!

gail said...

Janet! I love your little tile. I think that is such a great idea to dry flowers in the phone book. I mean seriously WHO uses a phone book anymore?
thank you for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can.
ps catching you this week

Toodie said...

Very pretty!

Pam said...

Adorable. That is just so cute. Thanks for sharing.


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