Another Way To Display A Souvenir

We were at this cute little shop on the North Shore of Oahu when I saw this vintage bicycle tag. As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I think the price tag said $2.89. 

I’ve had this frame forever. I love the cork mat. Someday I’ll show you my frame stash, it’s kind of scary. But I do keep it contained, because I’m organized that way.

It wasn’t the right color, so I went straight for the black spray paint. I wanted the color behind the tag to be black also, so instead of using scrapbook paper I decided to just paint it too.  

I sanded the frame to rough it up a bit.

And sanded again to rough it up even more.

Then I roughed up the backing by sanding the heck out of it. It didn’t want to be roughed up.

I put it back together, but left the glass out. I liked the way it looked better without it.

And a close up.

I used Liquid Nails to attach the tag the the back of the frame. Mostly because that’s what I had on hand and I couldn’t get the E6000 tube open. Doesn’t it look great?

This was the inspiration for framing the tag. I’m collecting items for Ammon’s room update. The One Way sign has been in his room for years and it’s staying. I want to make 2 more of the subway signs, maybe New York and Utah. 

Doesn’t the tag look perfect with them? I really love it! It took less than an hour. I love instant gratification too.

Another souvenir displayed a way I love. I hope Ammon loves it too.

I’m linking to:

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville

Look At Me Party at Fun To Craft

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

Remodelaholics Anonymous Meeting at Remodelaholic

Feature Yourself Friday at Fingerprints On The Fridge

Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello

Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors

Saturday Is Crafty Day at Along For The Ride

Sundae Scoop Party at I Heart Naptime

Craft Schooling Sunday at Creative Jewish Mom

Sunday Showcase Party at Under The Table and Dreaming

DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff

It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

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{ 22 comments… add one }
  • Suzanne June 16, 2010, 11:03 pm

    I love this display of the license plate. So cute!

  • Beth June 17, 2010, 12:00 am

    Turned out great!

  • Jennifer Juniper June 17, 2010, 6:31 am

    This was the best way to display this awesome tag – I’d ride nothing but a bike if I lived in Honolulu!

  • Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage June 17, 2010, 6:43 am

    Love that Leanne!!

  • Sheila June 17, 2010, 7:51 am

    Ok I’m really liking the idea of a subway sign for the streets we’ve lived on and later for my kids to remind them of where they have been. I love the look. I just saw another on Carrie’s blog, (
    you might find an idea for another frame too. I just wish I had more time to keep up with you all and your decorating…

  • Susan June 17, 2010, 6:09 pm

    Such cute ideas, I love the framed bicycle tag. You are very creative.

  • mle June 17, 2010, 9:09 pm

    The framed bike tag looks great with your other signs!! So cute!

  • Tricia Anne June 18, 2010, 3:57 am

    That is a great idea. I have a little bike tag from when our daughter was very young. It would be precious framed.

  • Laurel June 18, 2010, 6:53 am

    It really does look perfect!

  • Sherrie June 18, 2010, 8:29 am

    Love the idea. I too have a frame stash. In fact I am a frame addict. Nice to know that others are as well.

  • Abigail Prescott June 18, 2010, 10:01 pm

    That’s charming! What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing —


  • terra June 18, 2010, 10:11 pm

    LOVE THIS IDEA!!!! I am wanting to frame some of my door parts I found like this if I can get them taken apart and some awesome glue.
    Your artwork is wonderful.

  • Stephanie Cameron June 18, 2010, 10:42 pm

    Really cute! I love that bike tag…I would have put it on my bike!

  • Staci Johnson June 19, 2010, 8:08 am

    That turned out sooo cute!! Way to be clever! Visiting from Sundae scoop link party.

  • Funky Junk Interiors June 19, 2010, 10:40 am

    So cool! It really has a junk kinda aspect which you by now know I gravitate towards. LOVE!!


  • Laura June 19, 2010, 10:52 am

    What a fun idea. I love the way the frame turned out. Thanks for sharing on Saturday is Crafty Day!

    Laura @ along for the ride

  • kelly June 19, 2010, 12:33 pm

    i live on oahu, i am wondering where you got the bike tag. it turned out really cute!

  • Erin June 19, 2010, 8:54 pm

    LOVE framing momentos. It really makes your home yours. I love the cork mat. The texture is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kathryn@BonafideSouthern June 20, 2010, 9:31 pm

    Wow! What a great way to frame a tag Very clever. BTW, isn’t it amazing all you can do with liquid nails?!?!

  • Cheri Peoples June 22, 2010, 8:24 pm

    I love it and it will be on my favs list.

    Be sure to check out the DIY Club site We have 3 new sponsors. I would love to have you enter a project.

    Thanks for posting.


  • creativejewishmom/Sara June 24, 2010, 1:46 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday, sorry it took me all week to get here to thank you! Great idea, and a wonderful addition to the set! Hope to see you again this week!

  • Amanda Formaro July 18, 2010, 5:05 am

    Love what you did with that. I have a couple of license plates here I’ve been saving, you have inspired me to come up with something!

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