Hey All, today I am working on a Christmas gift for my Sister. Heather is a very "Redneck Cowgirl", her words not mine. For years she owned and spent all of her spare time with livestock, specifically horses. While growing up she and I were very different personalities, she wore big belt buckles and cowboy hats and I wore coveralls and grease.
Anyway, she likes really rustic/western stuff. I decided last Christmas that I was going to make/buy things that meant something to the people that I was giving it too. I try to craft as much as possible. My parents were recently going through their closet and getting rid of things that were worn out or not fitting. I thieved a couple of my Dad's old belts and decided I had a use for them.
I decided they were the perfect width for a couple of picture frames. I bought the frames from Michael's
and some upholstery tacks from Lowe's.
I already had everything else that I needed. Hammer, cutters, E-6000, and some black paint. These were a pretty cheap and easy project.
I took the glass and back out of the picture frames and painted them black.
Then I cut the belt to the sizes that I needed them with the angles that I needed. I Put down some E-6000 and put the belt pieces back down. Then I nailed the pieces down with some upholstery tacks and allowed them to dry over night.
The best thing about these frames is that they can go either way.
I really hope she likes them. They have a bit of my Dad in them because of the belts, and a bit of me, obviously. I am so happy that they turned out as good as they did.