How to Make a Quiche Pan Frame

December 30th, 2008 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Quiche Pan Frame

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Quiche Pan
Craft Paper
Belt Buckle
Vintage Key
1/4 inch Cotton Ribbon
1 inch Satin Ribbon
Thin Cork (sold in sheets or rolls at craft stores)
Saw Tooth Picture Hanger
Decoupage Glue (I used Mod Podge, Hard Coat, satin finish)
Super Glue (I used Gorilla Glue)
#400 Sandpaper
#0000 Steel Wool
Spray Adhesive (I used 3M Photo Mount for photo and mat and 3M Sprayment to attach ribbon and cork)
Miscellaneous Embellishments

Tool List:

Paper Cutter
Tape Measure


1. Remove metal insert from pan and reserve for future project.

You know me, I never throw away a good peice of junk. You may see the reserved bottom of the pan in a future project.

2. Measure inside of pan and using a paper cutter, cut craft paper to size.

3. Trace center circular cutout of pan on backside of craft paper.

Be sure to trace on the back of the paper, not the side you will see.

4. Carefully cut circle in center of craft paper using a scissors or circular paper cutter.

5. Apply decoupage glue to inside of pan and place craft paper over glue, smooth out all air bubbles,and allow to dry.


6. Once dry, apply 2 thin coats of decoupage glue to craft paper allowing 20 minutes dry time between coats.

7. Apply 6 additional coats according to instructions above and let project dry overnight.

8. Wet # 400 sandpaper with water and sand finish lightly until flat and smooth. Wipe dry.

9. Polish with #0000 steel wool and wipe with damp cloth.

10. Measure and cut 4 strips of 1/4 inch cotton tape to frame inside of quiche pan, mitre corners.

I chose this beautiful green ribbon to complement the green paper.

11. Spray back of cotton ribbon with adhesive and apply to indside edges of quiche pan.

12. Measure and cut cork to fit back of quiche pan.

13. Measure and cut circle to use as mat. Measure and cut inside of circle.

I used a bowl to form the inside circle, but a circle cutter used in scrapbooking would work well also.

14. Measure and glue photo to center of cork using spray adhesive.

15. Spray adhesive on back of craft paper mat and attach to cork around photo.

With the bright background of the school photo removed, E looks as though she floats on the cork.

16. Spray adhesive on to back of pan and attach cork.

17. Attach vintage key under photo using super glue.

18. Add embellishments of choice to key using super glue.

It's all in the details.

19. Using super glue, attach saw tooth picture hanger to top center back of frame.

20. Measure and cut 1 inch satin ribbon and 1/4 inch cotton ribbon.

21. Loop ribbon through saw tooth hanger and then belt buckle.

22.Hang on wall from belt buckle.

Isn't that just the sweetest thing youv'e ever seen.

posted in: blog, artwork, frame

Comments (12)

eveh writes: How many ways can I say wonderful. Thanks so much for the tute. I will look around now and see if I can find just the right photo for this project. I too, get bored with the usual way of displaying photos. We like for people to admire our photos but in the same boring old frames, they often get overlooked. Posted: 10:29 pm on April 10th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: Clever. Cute. Crafty. Enough said!!

Amy Posted: 11:28 pm on January 31st
bridiemurphy writes: Majorly Qute (cute? with a Q?)!? Quite queenly with the ruffles...quintessentially fun! Yes, a must for a February 14th sweetie! Posted: 9:16 am on January 5th
TadpolesAndTeacups writes: Fun idea! Posted: 5:09 pm on January 3rd
suewhitney writes: Jenny- She is pretty cute, huh? Best part is that she is a very nice kid!

Sue Posted: 10:13 am on January 3rd
writes: I'm not sure what's cuter: your project or your photo of E! Nice job!

JennyK Posted: 7:56 pm on January 1st
writes: I'm not sure what's cuter: your project or your photo of E! Nice job!

JennyK Posted: 7:56 pm on January 1st
shabbychick writes: Sue - your daughter's photo tin is so sweet! And, love using the buckle to hang it...

When my daughter graduated from high school - I pulled out all those memories too - for the "world" to see!!! I save way too much - and even kept the dress that she wore on the first day of kindergarten... :)

Can't wait to see what else you come up with for your "little" E's graduation!!


Posted: 4:05 pm on December 31st
suewhitney writes: Hi,

Thanks ladies! Kari...I think you are on to something. This would make a great Valentine's Day gift. You're moving my brain right to February. Ha!

Thanks again,
Sue Posted: 9:53 am on December 31st
Meadowview_Farm writes: Sue:
Well - how sweet is this?! May just have to find a picture of my 21 year old Ian when he was but a lad....hmmm?...where do I have a sweet little tin? Wonder if his girlfriend, Ashley, might enjoy this for Valentine's Day!!
Kari Posted: 9:48 am on December 31st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: This is a fabulous idea, Sue! The chunky belt buckle adds so much to this sweet project. I'm not a huge fan of school photo backgrounds so this gets me thinking about how to display the girls' photos.

Candy Posted: 3:58 pm on December 30th
chosmosw writes: Great idea Sue, and she looks just like her mom!
Char Posted: 3:16 pm on December 30th
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