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Etsy Dallas on The Broadcast: DIY Repurposing Picture Frames

Karen from Pinwheel Fair and Kathy from Kathleen Care Jewelry joined the hosts of The Broadcast to show off beautiful ways to recycle your old picture frames. 

Karen makes all kinds of gorgeous chalkboards, pushpins, and pillows in her Etsy shop. We are so happy she shared some of her talent and creative skills with us on the show today and gave us all the details for her Framed Magnet Board. 
Framed Magnet Board:

- Frame
- Sheet metal & tin snips (Home Depot or Loews)
- Ruler & sharpie
- Spray Paint
- Decorative paper or fabric
- Mod Podge & sponge brush
- Foam core
- Duck tape
- Utility knife & cutting mat
- Magnets
1. Remove glass, frame backing and spray paint the frame the color of choice - for best adhesion, lightly sand and prime first.
2. Measure inside of frame from the back - this will be your sheet metal dimensions. If your frame has a glass insert, simply use it as
an easy template to draw onto your sheet metal. Be careful - the sides will be SHARP!
3. "Paint" a thin layer of Mod Podge on to your sheet metal insert and smooth out your decorative paper/fabric carefully removing any air bubbles.  (Don't worry about the overage yet...)
4. Let dry overnight.
5. Cut off paper or fabric edges using your utility knife & a cutting mat to protect work surfaces. 
6. Carefully place your steel insert back into your frame.
7. Cut layers of foam core board to fit, until the frame back is level to the frame.
8. Seal all edges with your duck tape to complete!
Kathy from Kathleen Care Jewelry designs and hand crafts beautiful jewelry. How lovely it would be to make one or two of her display boards to organize all of your jewelry. Here's all the details Kathy shared with us:

Jewelry Display from a Picture Frame

Jewelry Display Board: 

- Fabric
- Frame
- Spray Paint
- Cotton batting
- Straight Pins
- Pearl Pins
- Duct or heavy duty tape 
- Double sided tape or glue dots

1. Pick a frame large enough to display your jewelry, hair bows, etc, and make sure the fabric you use extends at least 2 inches on each side.
2. Remove glass, frame backing and spray paint the frame the color of choice
3. Adhere cotton batting to the card board back of your frame. I use either glue dots or double sided tape, cutting off any excess batting.
4. Tautly pull the fabric over your frame backing and secure with either duct tape or framing tape (some people even like to use a heavy duty stapler)
5. Put newly covered frame cardboard back in the frame without the glass.

See Karen and Kathy in action on The Broadcast!

Jingle Bash Gifting Guide on The Broadcast

Today on The Broadcast, Christina brought some of her favorite Jingle Bash finds. There is truly something for everyone on your Christmas list: letterpress cards and art from Ma Joie Press

candles in recycled wine bottles and soaps from The Pig and The Peacock, clutches and purses from K8made, pet collars from Dixie Goods Company

screen print clothing, pillows and art from Dowdy Studio, pottery with air plants from Both Hands Studio, jewelry from F is for Frank, art glass bowls and coasters from Kessler Craftsman

and toys, floor poufs and pillows from Regal Cottage. See the entire segment on KTX-DTV

Tune in for More Crafty Fun with Etsy Dallas and The Broadcast

Tune in Monday to The Broadcast. Regina with Regal Cottage will be stopping by to demonstrate creative ways to add pizzaz to a locker, refrigerator, or bulletin board with easy to make glitter flocked magnets.

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Regina will show us how to transform ordinary magnetic letters, toys, and broken jewels into dazzling treasures that would be great as a back to school gift for students or teachers.

And on Tuesday, you won't want to miss Holly from Freckled Chicken. She will show us how to make these adorable headbands and flower clips too.

Freckled Chicken

Find your channel to catch all the crafty viewing fun here.

Etsy Dallas Takes TV

Some exciting news for Etsy Dallas! This morning, Etsy Dallas will debut a (LIVE!) crafting segment on KTXD's The Broadcast. We are so excited to have an opportunity to bring some great crafting projects to the air--tutorials that will help you avoid the Pinterest Pitfall (oh yeah, we've allllllllll had one).

We are committed to bringing you tested tutorials that are proven to work with materials you have on hand--or can get easily. We'll also offer variations on each project--so whether you're a crafting novice or crafting pro, you can craft with confidence.

Regina and Jenni will open things with a Green Your Lunchbox segment featuring cute (and easy!) ways to help your family reduce waste: a no-sew fabric sandwich wrap (none of that yucky and questionable plastic hanging out on your food) and some ways to make a bento box the star of the lunch table.

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Written tutorial forthcoming!

If you've already seen the segment, we're thrilled you came to visit the blog! If you haven't seen it, check it out.

Hope to see you back with a new Etsy Dallas member each week!