I recently bought a tool box at a garage sale for $4. Some of you may remember how I showcased it on the most recent edition of Int’l Bloggers Club. Well, inside the tool box was a bag, and inside the bag held a vintage sewing machine clamp, marker and pamphlet.
I decided I would frame the pamphlet. Here it is un-bagged and sitting on one of my garage sale frames. I ended up using a different frame than this one. The one I used was actually a freebie from my mom…Thanks Mom!!
I’m not sure what the little bookmark looking thing is, so I’m just going to call it a marker. The marker was pretty neat too, so I had to figure out something to do with it. I went back and forth with some different ideas, but ultimately I chose to cut the marker in half and hot glue paper clips on the back.
As I leafed through the pamphlet, all the pages were too cool not to showcase in a frame, so I decided to frame the entire pamphlet. I simply took my free picture frame apart, and painted the frame black. I then just switched the old contents of the frame around and the off white backing became the new background to mount the pamphlet on. The contents were stapled back into the frame. I then taped the front page and back page of the pamphlet to the new background, and it was ready to hang on a wall.
I’ll let you look through this neat find.
I used my new paper clips to hold the pages open for display. It’s versatile art; One week I may want to look at page 2 and the next week page 8. 😉 The pages are super brittle so I was extra careful when clipping them.
Whoever made this pamphlet years ago probably would have laughed, if he or she knew I was framing it. 🙂 I thought it was neat enough to put on display. Would you have framed it?
It’s kinda fun, huh? Does anyone remember this type of sewing machine or used to have or still has one of these sewing machines?
Want some more ideas for framing cool stuff? Check out how Pili from Sweet Things framed a shirt. Such fantastic possibilities there!!