Monday, October 14, 2013

How to Make Use of Picture Frame with Broken Glass

What do you do with an old picture frame? Or in my case, a frame where the glass is broken? Phoebe had this thing where she felt compelled to step on things that were lying on the ground--until inevitably they broke. Boxes for recycle, board games left haphazardly on the floor, picture frames in a dark corner of my bedroom floor where I thought it safe to put frames because no one would go there, much less step on said frame! You could certainly turn a frame sans glass into a bulletin board if you get cork cut to size, but I wanted to use things lying around the house. I'm always on the lookout for lightweight, inexpensive art for the ever-expanding gallery wall in our living room.

Materials:
Roll of contact paper--I chose cork design
Pencil
Scissors
Stapler

Step 1: Trace back of frame onto
contact paper backing.



Step 2: Cut contact paper to size.

Step 3: Peel off contact paper backing
and affix onto back of picture frame.

Press down hard.

Step 4: Reassemble picture frame.

Staple card onto cork. Et voila!

Without the glass, you can open
and enjoy the musical card!
This one plays "Happy Together." 

Microwave Vegan Frosting

OK, this one's for Chloe, who spent nearly half an hour making vegan frosting for my birthday cake. Two ingredients, it's Phoebe friendly, and it takes five minutes. It doesn't get better than that. I made a test cake for her birthday in a 6"-round pan. I cut the cake into three layers and this was enough frosting for each layer--I didn't frost the sides though. If you need an easy cake to hold your easy frosting, I used our go-to vegan chocolate cake recipe:

http://niftynest.blogspot.com/2012/03/vegan-chocolate-cake.html

Ingredients:
1-1/3 c (8 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c almond milk (or soy milk)

Microwave milk on high for 1 minute. Pour over chocolate chips. Stir until chips are melted. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

We're animals! Managed to get
a shot of last piece.