Oval Frame “Easter Eggs”

Oval Frame “Easter Eggs”

I can’t quite explain why I love vintage oval picture frames so much…but I just DO! And when I see them in thrift shops, I snap them up, no questions asked. While brainstorming for new project ideas (by tidying up my Craft Room), I realized something:

Oval picture frames look a little like Easter eggs…

Maybe not exactly similar…but close enough, right? And since mine were just tucked away in the shadows, gathering dust…why not use them for Easter décor? This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Vintage oval picture frames to be repurposed as DIY painted Easter Egg decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hmmm…I must have Easter on the brain…

I decided to turn them into vintage-y Pysanky…those gorgeous, painted Ukranian Easter eggs that you’ve probably seen (and didn’t know the word for). How would I do this? With spray paint and vintage pillowcase fabric!

Vintage oval picture frames to be repurposed as DIY painted Easter Egg decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Looks Springy and Eastery enough, yes?

After removing the hanging hardware and wiping down each frame, I gave them a couple of coats of spray paint in my most Easter-iest colors- pink, yellow, and green.

Vintage oval picture frames to be repurposed as DIY painted Easter Egg decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Pretty little “eggs”!

Once the paint dried, I paired each one with a vintage pillowcase from my stash. Using my fabric scissors, I cut a large panel of fabric from the pillowcase and arranged my coordinating frame on top to figure out the design I wanted inside.

Vintage oval picture frames to be repurposed as DIY painted Easter Egg decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

That works well together…

Once I had my oval fabric panel in hand, I traced the interior of my frame on a piece of white foam board. Why not scrap cardboard? Because the pillowcase fabric is light and a little sheer…and I didn’t want the brown-ness of cardboard showing through and muting/altering the colors! So, white foamboard to the rescue.

Vintage oval picture frames to be repurposed as DIY painted Easter Egg decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A white backing was 100% necessary…

Then it was time to assemble my “egg” décor! With my oval frame upside-down on my craft mat, I layered on my pillowcase fabric and then the oval foamboard.

Vintage oval picture frames to be repurposed as DIY painted Easter Egg decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Can’t wait to flip it over!!

I checked the even-ness/straightness of fabric, tugging it here and there to smooth out wrinkles, and then secured it my Easter egg panel with finishing nails.

Vintage oval picture frames to be repurposed as DIY painted Easter Egg decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Isn’t that sweet? (and simple!)

Ta-da!! Simple, thrifty painted Easter eggs…perfect for either hanging or leaning against a wall. I always like to make little holiday vignettes- so I’m going to use my “eggs” as a backdrop for actual Easter eggs, cute little figurines, and Victorian postcards.

Vintage oval picture frames to be repurposed as DIY painted Easter Egg decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hurray for oval frame Easter “eggs”!

The best part is- you could totally do this with the plastic oval frames that are more common in thrift stores (and cheaper than wood ones)- so don’t pass those up next time you’re out junkin’! No one will know the difference.

And if you are looking for more repurposed picture frame projects, be sure to check out my other ideas!

Craft on!

S


PIN ME!Vintage oval picture frames repurposed and upcycled as DIY painted Easter Egg decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Comments

  1. Charming – so cheerful and springy (is that a word??). It’s 27 degrees here at the moment!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      I definitely think Springy is a word!! And YES, winter seems determined to come back for now. 🙁

  2. Love the “eggs”! I just passed up a similar oval frame at the thrift store. Now I’m debating dragging the kids back there to get it! Visiting from Vintage Charm party.

  3. Very cool! Love the soft designs of the fabric. Really goes well with the frame colors. You’re a wealth of inspiration!
    😊
    Cecilia

  4. I love the way your brain works. These are gorgeous!!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you, Michelle! I wasn’t entirely sure if this project would fly- and that perhaps everyone would think I was nuts for seeing them as “eggs”. 😉

  5. you clever, clever, girl!

  6. Great Easter display with those frames. I’d love for you to join our link up To Grandmas House We Go.
    http://abbottsathome.com/2017/03/14/to-grandmas-house-we-go-link-party-27/

  7. You never cease to amaze me with your creative talent, Sarah. These are so stink’n cute! Pinned

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you, Marie! I wasn’t 100% sure that it worked…like, maybe no one else will “see” them as egg-shaped!! Oh, the life of a blogger who is also a worrier. 😉

  8. So cute! Never thought they looked like eggs, but now it’s all I see.

    They look fresh and happy. I could also see them with a bunny in, at a nursery. (Why don’t I ever find such pretty frames at thrift stores?)

  9. I have a few of these frames around my house. 🙂 And some vintage sheets, too! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow afternoon that features your tutorial: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=92097 –Anne

  10. I always have loved oval frames. Maybe they look old-fashioned to us. Absolutely love how you painted yours then added gorgeous Springy fabric.
    When I finally get sewing room cleaned out will go thru my fabric stash to see what I might be able to use. Smart idea using foam board for backing, much better all around than using cardboard.
    Sure glad I was able to grab oval frames when I saw them, they don’t last long here.
    Love look of different shape with square and rectangular frames on gallery wall.
    In last year or so since had right shoulder replaced/12/15 then our 22 yr. old grandson died of recurring cancer in June last year, just seemed to lose ambition ..sewing room and studio became absolute cluttered messes, couldn’t seem to snap out of doldrums.
    Finally couldn’t stand how house was so got butt in gear. Been working on cleaning up, organizing and purging, what a job, but it feels good to walk in studio. Almost done, am finding don’t have energy to keep going day after day as I used to. Getting old is not for sissies, will be 77 in July, lol.
    Always enjoy and am inspired by your posts. Have wonderful weekend

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you so much! I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve been through so much- and I’m wonderfully happy to hear that you’re bringing your studio back to life. Hugs!

  11. I like those! I’ve got so many pretty vintage sheets that I can’t bring myself to cut into. This might tip me over the edge…if I can find some frames for the right price.

  12. Your eye for items to “transform” continues to amaze me.

  13. I love the colors! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY Party

  14. WOW! These turned out really cute. Never thought of using the oval shaped frames but I will be watching now! Thanks sharing!

  15. These are adorable! And I love anything that involves recycling/repurposing 🙂 I’d be honored if you visited my blog and linked up to my new linky party, Support Your Fellow Crafters! http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2017/03/support-your-fellow-crafter-linky-party_20.html

  16. these are very cool thanks for sharing I believe we may look into checking this out
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  17. Thank you so much for sharing on Support Your Fellow Crafter Monday 🙂 I hope to see you again soon!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Many thanks, Ginger- let me know what day, time, and time zone your party goes live so I can add it to my calendar. 🙂

  18. I love the colors you chose for your frames!

  19. Love the bright colors and the pretty fabric choice!! Pinning. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle!

  20. Cute as can be and easy enough to really be fun! Thank you for sharing!

  21. Sarah, I love those vintage oval frames as well, there’s something about them, isn’t there? Well these Easter egg frames are just lovely and what a very clever idea!

  22. Your Easter egg frames are so cute. I love that you used vintage pillow cases. Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Charm.

  23. This is adorable and I love those fun colors and fabric. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  24. Oh my gosh you are so crafty! These are beautiful and those colors really pop.

  25. Wow. it looks so cheerful Sadie! I’m ready to follow your idea this weekend. But I can’t find the fabric as lovely as yours. 🙁

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thanks, Jennifer!! I’ve been collecting vintage pillowcases from thrift stores for a while- but keep your eyes peeled!

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