At Lydia's Birthday parties, I like to set out lots of pictures. Each year I have done a birthday themed photoshoot prior to her birthday and then put those pictures on display at the party. (You can see previous photoshoot pictures from the butterfly party here, from the Alice in Wonderland Tea party here, and some of the pictures for the Under the Sea party here.) I end up wanting several frames that also coordinate with the theme. Buying new frames is getting expensive, so I set out to up-cycle some thrifted frames.
I already had a bunch of beachy feeling doodads lying out for decorations at the "Under the Sea Party". I used some wired net gold ribbon that was on close out after Christmas one year. I twisted in some teal and some thinner gold ribbon salvaged from a Christmas present. I decided I liked the ribbons on the corner better than in the center top of the frame, but felt like I needed something to balance it out. So I glued down 3 small starfish that I bought at Oriental Trading. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this frame.. almost as much as I love the little girl in the picture!