It's cute and fun...and it will rust if you let it.
I have a bunch of ideas for it, but I started with a cork memo board!
I used an old wood frame.
It was perfect because it was flat and boring.
I painted on a few coats of teal!
Now time for the metal ribbon.
I just wanted a strip of it all around the frame.
I initially thought I would tack them in place with thumbtacks...but that didn't work.
So I used my staple gun. Easy...and actually matches better!
I tacked it down on one corner
Then used wire cutters to snip the other end where it lined up.
Then stapled it in place a few times.
The staples blend in so well that they aren't noticeable.
I did overlapping corners like this, rather than doing a 45* angle.
Easy and symmetrical!
but I decided to use cork board...
Then spray glued and wrapped with cute polka dot fabric!
Then sprayed the back of the cork board and stuck it
directly to a thick square of cardboard.
Then insert right into the frame.
Not everyone is as fortunate as I to have a picture frame setting tool...
but glazier points are made to set with just a flat head screwdriver too!
The glazier point is designed to pierce into the frame,
with 2 small arms that hold it against the frame, and hold the backing in place.
My tool adjusts to fit the frame and out to the glazier point.
(If using a screwdriver, you'll push the point into the frame, braced on those 2 little arms.)
(If you do a lot of framing, I recommend getting the tool)
Then it's set and holding that back board in place!
Easy...this can also be used to set glass in place too.
I did them all around the back for total pin pushing support!
Perfect for memorabilia, photos, notes, upcoming events, cards, etc!