The Crafting Corner: Week #1 – Big/Little Picture Frames

Hello lovely Gamma Sig ladies!

Even though we’re having a unity semester this fall and won’t be taking littles just yet, that doesn’t mean we can’t still craft our hearts out! I know nothing is going to stop me from making random things for myself and my fam! For anyone else who wants to get their DIY on, I’m very excited to announce that we’ll be posting crafting ideas right here on the beta gamma blog all semester long! I’ll be selecting and explaining a fun craft idea each week to inspire you girls you keep the creativity flowing, get some gift ideas for your sisters, and maybe even get a little ahead on those baskets for the spring…

We’ll start off the first week simple and sweet. I know a lot of us have pictures from last semester of reveal, activation, and white rose that we want to frame. So how about we start off The Crafting Corner’s first post with an adorable big/little picture frame?

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(found on Pinterest, craft credit to etsy user xoxomadison)

Here’s how you can make this for your big, your little, or yourself:

YOU’LL NEED:

4×6 Wood Frame OR any other frame your choice
Ribbon that is 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick
A large rhinestone
A hot glue gun
Glue sticks for the glue gun
Fabric glue
Scrapbook paper
Scissors
Acrylic Paint and a paint brush (if you are using a wood frame)
A picture of you and your big or little!

HERE’S HOW:

Step 1: If you’re using a wood frame, paint it. You can paint it a solid color, or you can get creative! Try chevron, polka dots, or tribal print if you’re feeling ambitious! Let it dry for a few hours.

Step 2: Cut your ribbon, and tie it into a bow. The bow should be large enough so it hangs over half of the frame, and wide enough to span the width of the top of the frame. With your scissors, cut a V shape in the ends of the tails of your bow.

Step 3: Cut the words “big” and “little” out of scrapbook paper. If you don’t feel confident free-handing it, you can use a letter stencil or pre-cut letters. They should be small enough to fit on the tails of your bow.

Step 4: With your fabric glue, glue “big” to the left tail, and “little” to the right. Don’t use too much glue, a little bit will do! If you don’t want to invest in fabric glue (I use it for everything, but it can be expensive!), you can try Elmer’s glue, hot glue, or any generic craft glue!

Step 5: Once your frame is dry, hot glue the knot of the bow to the center of the top part of the frame. You can also glue the tails to the side if you like the way that looks, or you can let them hang. Hot glue your rhinestone to the center knot of the bow.

Step 6: Put your picture in, and you’ve got a cute and simple frame to display in your room or give to your big or little! 🙂

Hope you ladies enjoyed this project! If you made one that you’re proud of, post it on Instagram or send it to me so I can recognize you on the blog!

Happy crafting!

Gamma Love,
Jessica J.

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