Thursday, September 23, 2010

$3 Thursday - Halloween frame – subway art style

I have not been feeling very crafty this week and I wasn’t sure what I would show for $3 Thursday and then I saw this post and knew I had to make one.

I don’t know how I missed these Halloween Rub-on’s at Target.  I seem to be shopping there all the time and usually check out the dollar section.  I guess I have skipped by it a few too many times and didn’t see these get put out.
I wasn’t as creative in cutting apart the Rub-on’s as Jane of all Crafts was but I liked my results.  I didn’t realize when I picked out this package but there was a slight blemish on a few of the pieces but I think it adds to the character of the piece. 
I think the blemish helps give it a slightly worn look and it goes great with the worn look frame I put it in.
I set up a small display of fall and Halloween items to display this frame.   I still have not decorated with all my fall items but I think they will be up soon.  
I didn’t remember that I had this Spook book but I love the look of it next to my framed Rub-on’s. 
I had everything but the Rub-On’s that I bought at Target for $1 so this project was definitely a $3 project.  I buy frames to revamp and probably paid $.50 or $1 for this one.   I had the paper, ribbon and paint so this was a quick and easy project.
I spray painted the frame with white and silver paint.  I used white as a base coat and then sprayed splotches of silver around it.   I sanded the frame a bit to give it a more worn look and love the combination of the silver splotches and the sanded edges.
Supplies used:
Frame – on hand, probably $.50 at garage sales
Rub-On’s – Target $1
Ribbon – on hand, $.99 spool and I used less than 1/2 of it. 
Silver cardstock – on hand, (thank you Gail!)
White and Silver paint – on hand
Time – less than an hour plus drying time for paint.
Total cost:  Under $3

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  1. Looks great!! Love the ribbon embellishment and thanks for mentioning me. Glad I could help with your three dollar craft :-)

  2. C.U.T.E! What a great idea to use rub-ons! Stopping by from New Friend Friday!

  3. Looks absolutely Fab! You are very creative.
    Thanks for visiting.

  4. Love it! I always like seeing crafts that don't involve vinyl since I am apparently the one person in the world who doesn't have my own vinyl cutter! I'll be sure to check out the rub-ons next time I'm at Target.

    Happy Friday! Stopping by from New Friend Friday.

    just Lu


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