DIY: Army Men Frame


Well, I went on yet another shopping spree at the dollar store last weekend. I purchased a bag of army men and a cheap frame and made this! A $2 craft?! It doesn't get much better than that!

What you'll need:
  • hot glue
  • plastic army men
  • picture frame
  • primer
  • spray paint (whatever color you choose)

Remove the glass and backing and glue the army men to the frame.

Spray the frame with primer.

Now spray the frame with whatever color you choose. I'll admit, I painted it hot pink first. Then I decided I hated it and tried metallic silver. I love the silver!

Once the frame is dry, add a photo, replace the glass and backing, and you're all set! This would look great in a boy's room. Don't you think?

Psst... I'm picking the winner of the Giveable Greeting giveaway tomorrow! Have you entered?!

15 comments:

  1. Lovely idea! :D Kisses from Portugal!

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  2. What an awesome idea!!! :D

    http://www.sealedwithakay.com

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  3. I agree wholeheartedly with your decision to change the paint from hot pink to metallic. Not because hot pink wouldn't be awesome, but army men and silver just kinda goes. This is such a rad idea, i'd never have thought to fuse tiny plastic men with a picture frame. Good on ya!

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  4. I hope I don't come off as too strong in saying this, but.... I want to craft with you. This is awesome.

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    1. Haha! I was a little scared as to where that comment was going. Let's do a joint craft on our blogs... we can call it 'crafting together across the country' (or something more clever).

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    2. DUDE. That would be so fun! DM on Twitter or email me and we'll set something up!

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  5. This is so cute! My big brother is an army guy, so I think this would be adorable for him even!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  6. This looks so awesome, and simple!! :)

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  7. What a brilliant idea! Think my 5 year old would love that. Thanks. Gillian from Scotland

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  8. I've just come across your blog and I just love it! I am following you everythere (sounds creepy..)!! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

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    1. Haha, thanks Alice! Glad to have you on board! :)

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  9. I <3 this craft. I have a wall of things like this and it will go perfect with them. Now to decide what picture to put into the frame when I make it.

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    1. I'm glad you like it Shannon! Good luck! :)

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