This project was inspired by this Easter item at Pottery Barn.  Once you have all the supplies assembled, you can quickly make several of these in no time!

This post first appeared at Crafts Unleashed, where I am on the design team.

Supplies:

Step one:  Trim the photo insert to make a mask.  Use adhesive to center the paper on the front of the frame.

Step two:  Paint the entire frame white.
 
Step three:  Use the Mod Melt and Mold to make the bird.  Place the mod melt stick in a low temp glue gun. Squeeze the melted product to fill the mold.  After it has cooled for about ten minutes, just pop it out of the mold! If you have strings or extra bits, trim them off with scissors.  You can also paint the dried, finished, product.  I painted mine white so it would match the frame better.
 

Step four:  Use E-6000 to glue the bird to the top of the frame.  I added the nest to the bottom because it is so cute!

Step five:  Place cream colored paper in the frame, where the photo would go.  Use a dry erase marker to write on the front of the easel.

I had so much fun working with the molds that I made several other little figures to put on my second place card.  I filled the border of this easel with lots of pretty flowers and spring time figures like birds and butterflies.

I used white paint to replicate the Pottery Barn product, but these would look beautiful in other colors.  Once you’re done using them as place cards they could make beautiful frames, since you can still slip a photo into the easel.  I think this would make great reception pieces that could double as favors, don’t you?

For more projects and tips for crafting with Mod Melts, click here.

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