03 March 2011

DIY picture frame pedistal tutorial

Pedistal...who knew it was spelled like that?  I sure didn't.  I thought it was pedistool.   But the informative interwebs say differently.

Finally, a tutorial for you guys! I've pulled my hair out a zillion time trying to get this up and my pictures wouldn't load, the dog needed walking, the sun went down..blah blah blah.

But here it is!

DIY picture frame pedistal

 Here's what you'll need:
-Gorilla glue
-picture frame (I got mine from Goodwill for .99 cents each)
-brass candlestick
-spraypaint
 1. Dab a little bit of gorilla glue onto your candlestick. It doesn't take a whole lot because it'll expand when it dries.

2. Set the picture frame on top and make sure the frame is flushed with the front of the candlestick.  The frames I bought were skinnier than the width of the candlestick and so it'll look like this on the backside.  It may bother some of you because it looks kind of funky, but to me that side will never be seen so I didn't mind!

3. Go do some laundry, make some spaghetti, use the bathroom...whatever suits your fancy.

BE SURE TO LET IT DRY FOR A COUPLE HOURS.  

I got excited and messed with it after about 30 minutes and what happened?  It wasn't dry and it "broke".  So make sure you be patient!

 See?  That's the backside of the frame and candlestick.
But here is the front...looks perfect!


 I couldn't decide if they should be white or black..so I went back and sprayed one black...

Which is your favorite?  

I am planning on making some more.  This is a super easy way to dress up regular old picture frames! And you can get wild and crazy with the color! I may do a hot pink one to match my hot pink lamp!

33 comments:

  1. Those are really cute..and good job on the tutorial...my first one didn't turn out near as good..check it out...http://www.theinspiredhousewife.com/2011/02/cell-phone-pouch-tutorial-oops/

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  2. That is so cute!! I might have to try that!! :)

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  3. That is SO adorable! What a cute tutorial. They especially look great with your apothecary jars!

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  4. Cute! I've seen people make cake stands using plates and candlesticks, but never picture frames--will definitely have to keep my eyes out when I'm thrifting this weekend :)

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  5. they look great .. a great repurpose for the candlesticks...

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  6. I love our pic! :) and I like the white ones a lot!

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  7. What a great idea! They look fantastic. Love the white ones.

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  8. really cute idea
    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  9. this is a great idea! thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love this kind of stuff!! Thanks so much for the idea :)

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  11. I have three big candle holders that I've been trying to figure out what to do with. This is perfect! Thanks so much for the great idea.

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  12. What a fantastic idea! I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open for candlesticks at thrift stores and garage sales now! :-)

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  13. oh my goodness! I saw this at tater tots and jello and I love it! How creative :)

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  14. What a fun project! I love it. Very unique and so cute.

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  15. Love your project! I best check my stash and see if I can put a couple of these together! I'm also having a linky party, please come over an link up!

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  16. I love the height of these frames. Great project. I will be featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com tonight. Grab my "featured" button.

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  17. I love the look of these- I think the black and the white each have their own great qualities, so I'd be hard pressed to choose a favorite :) Good tutorial too!

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  18. What a fabulous Idea.. I love this!! Great job coming to you from someday crafts!! Hugs, Anne

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  19. I love these!
    Just a quick thought - if you were to find two picture frames, there's probably enough room to make them double sided! You'd just never be able to change out the photo in the frame - so it depends on how much you love your photos ;)

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  21. very cute idea, so clever and imaginative. btw, I think can be spelled pedestal also.

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  22. Hi! Made my own :) Thanks for the inspiration!

    Lina-
    Fancy Frugal Life

    http://fancyfrugallife.blogspot.com/2011/04/diy-pedestal-picture-frame.html

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  23. hiya , wow you started out with 4 pieces of tat and ended up with 2 awesome pieces ..see less is more ? tfs your new follower
    xmaggiex

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  24. Personally, I like the sleek look of the black one, but the white would be great for my master bedroom. I will be making some of these for our family history pictures. Thanx for a great post. Pam from http://tinkartist.blogspot.com

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  27. Can you tell me what kind of paint you used on the brass candle sticks & did you have to prime first? They look amazing...

    thanks

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  28. Kinda partial to one of those pictures. So happy everything is going well with the three Jones.

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  29. You could turn the frame around so the opening of the candle stick is visible, add a piece of wet foam and some ivy or hanging flowers so you don't see the hole at all.

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  30. You could turn the frame around so the opening of the candle stick is visible, add a piece of wet foam and some ivy or hanging flowers so you don't see the hole at all.

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  31. I made one out of 2 glass candlesticks glued together, top to top. I painted them royal blue, but sea glass effect. I glued the frame toward the middle back, a very large opening, I also used the sea glass effect in royal blue on the black frame. I placed a red and blue carnation, the tops only. It turned out to be a nice addition to my granddaughter's graduation table!

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  32. Very informative article which is about the Wall frames and i must bookmark it, keep posting interesting articles.
    Wall frames

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