Easy Birthday Frame with Aleene’s Glue

My best friend lives in Arizona and our birthday’s are literally one month apart. We both turned 30 this year, so I wanted to make her something special and handmade for the day. I have these cute frames I got from Poppyseed Projects when I was at SNAP back in April, so I decided to make her a birthday frame for her fridge and put it in a basket with some other goodies.

Here’s what you need to make this:
Aleene’s Max Tacky Adhesive Glue or other Aleene’s Glues and Adhesives
Poppy Seed Projects Frame
Paint (I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint)
Crystals
Tweezers
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors
Paper

I started by painting my fame and letting it dry well so I could start applying my crystals.

From there I took my  frame, stenciled it onto paper and cut it out. Then I used my ruler to evenly draw criss cross lines across the paper the same width as the ruler. The places where the lines met was where I planned to put my crystals.

Using the template and making little marks through the paper, I was able to place my crystals in a pattern that looked like little diamonds all over the frame. I used my tweezers to pick up the crystals, dip them in the Aleene’s Max Adhesive Tacky Glue, and put them on the frame.

The glue worked perfect to keep my crystals on and dry clear so you couldn’t see it. The other nice thing about this glue was there were no hot glue strings stuck all over the frame when I was done!

I love how this frame turned out and plan to make more for the holidays. I think my BFF was pretty pleased too and the print, from Kate Spade, is SO appropriate and such a good reminder! This was such a fun and easy project and I was very pleased with the Aleene’s glues and adhesives that I used.

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I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with iLovetoCreate/Aleene’s and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

Abbey

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