Yee Ditty Haw Frame Up

February 5th, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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A cute little cowpoke framed up in a stirrup. What could be more adorable?!
The skinny on the bits and pieces. A lone stirrup, a reel complete with hook and line, some craft paper or newsprint, and an acrylic magnet frame found at your local craft store. Along with these items, grab your scissors, 10 minutes and you are good to go!
My,my, my...Mighty Max is certainly a little man to be reckoned with! Print out a 2 x 2 sepia tone picture, trim, and mat on paper of your choice. Once this is completed simply slip inside the acrylic frame.
I was working with Elena, a new intern at JUNKMARKET and we were discussing how to suspend the frame from the stirrup. She asked if I had a fish hook. You can only imagine how surprised she was when I produced one in less than 10 seconds. Great idea Elena!
Heres how you hang it:
1. Cut the hook from the line.
2. Cut a small piece of line, loop it, and attach to back of frame with the adhesive backed magnet that comes with the frame.
3. Open hook, slip through loop, and close.
4. Tie hook to stirrup with another piece of line.
All done!
A cute little cowpoke framed up in a stirrup. What could be more adorable?!

A cute little cowpoke framed up in a stirrup. What could be more adorable?!

This sole stirrup lonely without its mate was a frame just waiting to happen. I handed over my one dollar bill happily to the seller and headed out the door of one of my favorite local haunts to set the creative side of things in motion.

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Comments (16)

suewhitney writes: Thank all! I adore little projects like this. Quick and easy! I'd love to see some of your "frame up" ideas.

Take care and happy junking!
Sue Posted: 7:57 am on February 11th
whiteflower writes: This project is adorable - the cowboy cutie could not have a better presentation. Posted: 9:23 am on February 10th
CreepinJen writes: I really like this. The only time I ever rode a horse, I was absolutely petrified. I guess I didn't notice how neat the stir-ups were! Do most stir-ups have the flat portions on the bottom? It's great how it stands up on it's own. You could display all kinds of cool stuff in the center of one of those! Posted: 9:01 pm on February 6th
piecesofthepast writes: Living in capital of the world...I am on the look-out for some stirrups now!! This is so cute! Posted: 7:32 pm on February 6th
eveh writes: I lvoe this. I wish I had a stirrup. Don't see too many horses around here but I can probably find one in a junkshop. Not a horse, a stirrup..I just read that back. LOL

This is a great idea. When I first saw it I though it was a horseshoe, attached to another horseshoe. : ) Posted: 5:32 pm on February 6th
elena_bobena writes: Hi everyone!
Thank you all for the warm welcoming,and yes I am excited to get my hands on doing more projects and learn 'all the tricks of the trade' with Sue and Kimberly.
I think everybody's projects look AmaZzzing,very creative and fun to look at!
Stay tuned....:o)
Elena^:^Bobena Posted: 11:10 pm on February 5th
JunkArchitect writes: Wouldn’t it look great at a ski lodge in Utah. This is such a cool idea you help create Elena. Posted: 11:09 pm on February 5th
roadtriplouise writes: I like to put pictures in unique frames, your so creative!
Ann Posted: 4:15 pm on February 5th
irishrovr writes: Genius! (Once again!) This would make a nice addition to a Western themed room.

Eileen Posted: 2:39 pm on February 5th
georgiamoon writes: Hi Elena, what a lucky girl you are to learn from Sue, all the tricks of the trade. She knows how to get things done! I really love this whole idea and wouldn't it fit in perfectly with a rustic kind of decor?(Like my sisters's) I wonder why I don't see more of these out here in cowboy country, I'll be keeping my eyes open for one of these, it is a perfect frame. Love it, Georgia Posted: 2:29 pm on February 5th
MimiToria writes: What a fun and quick project you have here. Good thinking on Elena's part, and I sure do think she'll fit in quite nicely with the rest of the Junk Market crew. Welcome to Elena, we look forward to more of her brilliant ideas.
Gretchen Posted: 11:53 am on February 5th
fellowjunker writes: Sue
You always come up with the greatest ideas!!! This is just so adorable, and welcome to elena!!
xojanis Posted: 10:26 am on February 5th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: A buck?!! Wow! This is such a cool idea. Loved Elena's idea on the fishhook and find it hilarious you had one handy.

Candy Posted: 7:15 am on February 5th
elena_bobena writes: I really enjoyed helping with this project,and turned out Great!!! Love the pictures and little Mighty Max is adorable. I'm looking forward to be part of the next project:-))

Posted: 11:12 pm on February 4th
writes: Cute, Cute, Cute Sue. I love it and I think you're getting ready for Round Top too! ;-)

JennyK Posted: 10:57 pm on February 4th
Tuttibelle writes: Very cute idea. Posted: 9:37 pm on February 4th
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