Sunday, June 23, 2013

Custom Frame for Pets

So, y'all know how much we love our little Holly cat. She is the sweetest cat ever. :) I wanted to hang a frame with her picture in it above her food bowls. I couldn't find what I was looking for at any of the stores, so I made my own. I already posted this on Instagram (you can follow me @texasdecor) but I wanted to share it here too. This project was super simple and super cheap. :) This isn't the best tutorial, because I kept forgetting to take pics, but it's pretty self explanatory. 

First I'll show you the finished product. I love how it turned out!

Here's what I used.

1. Mod Podge with a foam brush~already had on hand
2. Wooden Frame from Michael's~$1
3. Leopard and Cat print scrap paper from JoAnn's~I think these were .25 cents each. 
4. Alphabet stickers from JoAnn's~$1.99
5. "Cat" stickers from JoAnn's $1.99
6. Command poster hanging strips~already had on hand.

I only spent about $5.50. What a deal!

I loved this paper. We had to get the leopard print one because we affectionately call Holly "little leopard belly" because her belly has spots that look like, well, a leopard. :)

These were so cute. Love the fish!

Here's my helper. :)

First I just cut little squares of the leopard paper and mod podged them to the corners of the frame.

I traced around the cardboard that was in the frame. This was going to be the background behind Holly's pic .

I used this glass to trace around her pic.

Basically, I just set the cat scrap paper on top of the cardboard that was in the frame. (there wasn't any glass) then I taped Holly's picture on top of the cat scrap paper. (I wanted to be able to easily change it out) I just stuck the alphabet stickers in her name to the top, then added some fish, hearts and paw print stickers around the edges and the "kitty" "purrrr" and "meow" stickers at the bottom. Easy peasy!

Now she can dine in style. LOL!

Here are the picture hanging strips I used. You can even cut these in half if you're not hanging anything heavy. It basically holds it up with velcro and doesn't leave any holes in the wall.

I had to share this too. My aunt gave me this magnet of paw prints that spells out "Holly." I love it! I have it on the fridge where we can see and enjoy it. :) And yes, that's a "Vulcan" magnet from Birmingham to the left. My mom brought it back for me. :) I first heard of Vulcan while reading the Southern Sisters Mystery Books I talked about HERE. Such good books!!

I mentioned earlier that Holly was scheduled to get spayed and microchipped on Friday. Well...our sweet vet got sick and cancelled on us, so she lucked out! Ha! We'll have to re-schedule for another day.

To see my post on a few kitten products we've been using and a few "new kitten tips," click HERE

Well, that's all for now. Enjoy your day!



  1. Such a cute frame. Love the magnet too with the name Holly!

  2. That is really cute, Lisa! May I ask where you got Holly's raised dishes?

  3. This makes me miss my "Spoofers"...I think this is super cute! Love your creativity!

    1. Thanks, Gloria! I kept looking for something like this in stores, and it finally dawned on me that I could just try to make it myself. :) Sounds like Spoofers was a much loved pet. Love that name, by the way! :)

  4. Awwww, so precious!!! Great idea!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  5. AWW so cute pics:) your blog Is really great.

    Check out my new post and have a great weekend dear:)

    LOVE Maria from

    1. Thanks Maria! She's one spoiled little kitty! :) Thank you for visiting!

  6. So cute! I'm hosting a candle giveaway that you should enter!


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