Scrapping for Junkers

June 26th, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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No wonder these two thrive in the drama department! When they make it big on Broadway theyll have this little momento to remember how it all began.
What will you need to make one of these! First off youll need a wire mesh piece of junk that I believe was used in a restraunt fryer. Check your local antique stores, flea market, or used-restaraunt supply store. The other materials include a scissors, spray photo mount, a scrap booking tag or two, a 4 by 6 painters canvas, double-sided adhesive dots, and a marker. Oh yes, youll need a photo!
Trim your photo to create a white border. Spray photo mount adhesive on back of picture and attach to canvas.
Attach a double-sided adhesive dot to each of the 4 back corners of the canvas.
Now you get to stick the canvas on the wire mesh. Its easy to make sure the canvas is straight because the grid system is right there for you! These little dots are very sticky and work well for this type of mounting.
Pul out your scrap booking tag of choice and place it above the photo. These already have an adhesive strip on the back.
Write what you will!
In about 10 minutes your project will be done and you will be ready to hit the beach.
This so  quick and easy I went for a 3 pack!
No wonder these two thrive in the drama department! When they make it big on Broadway theyll have this little momento to remember how it all began.

No wonder these two thrive in the drama department! When they make it big on Broadway they'll have this little momento to remember how it all began.

During my recent trip to the used restaraunt supply store I uncovered these little fryer gadgets and just had to have them. I love, love, love this kind of junk! I knew immediately what I was going to do with these and couldn't get home fast enough to get working on the transformation. The frames I crafted have an industrial feel with a touch of cool cottage making them perfect for my daughter's bedroom.

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Comments (13)

GianesvilleGal writes: My Mom-In-Law gave me a couple of these when she downsized her kitchen. She always used them as graters for soft stuff like hard boiled eggs. Just run them over the up-side of the grater and you've got instant whatever. But I like this use much better. Now I know what I'll do with them! Thanks. I LOVE it! Just won't tell my MIL. Posted: 12:35 pm on July 1st
oldnews writes: Ok, now these are too cool! What a great idea, I just love the way your mind works!! Marie Posted: 12:41 am on July 1st
Junkinbellachris writes: Fun! Sue,
love the caption plate..
You have such an awesome imagination!!
~Christine =) Posted: 10:30 pm on June 29th
airzinnn writes: These are called Safety Graters and can be found for $1.50 new at:

They don't have the same appeal when they aren't rusty and old, but for $1.50 I'm willing to try to age them myself or let time take it's course (they sell for around $10.00 a piece on ebay used - wish I could find them cheaper used).

This is a great, GREAT project. Thanks for sharing. I just went and ordered a bunch of these to make Christmas presents since our family gives homemade gifts. I think I'm going to get some little alligator clips or something so the pictures can be easily changed out. Posted: 2:41 pm on June 29th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: These frames ssssizzle! Nice work!
Candy Posted: 10:01 am on June 29th
shabbychick writes: Great idea and what fun pics of your kids! Posted: 9:15 am on June 29th
Shelley_ writes: What a great idea! Love it! Posted: 10:25 am on June 28th
alicemom writes: Sue,
Totally blown away................again! Love it!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:59 pm on June 27th
CottageElements writes: Sue, this is one hot project!

Lani Posted: 9:40 pm on June 27th
fellowjunker writes: Sue,
These are fabulous!!! Adorable!!
xojanis Posted: 12:15 pm on June 27th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
You come up with some of the cutiest ideas. It just Blows me away what you can do. You are a blessing to all of us with all of your ideas. That is neat what you did there. You have a blessed day. Glod Bless Robert. Posted: 4:50 pm on June 26th
byabpryor writes: SO gosh darn cue! Posted: 4:22 pm on June 26th
RustyDiva writes: I love the industrial look too and if it's rusty then even better! These are great ~ I'll have to keep my eye out for some. Great lookin kiddos too! Posted: 1:15 pm on June 26th
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